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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent   Subject Number Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS       INCOME IN 1999    
  Population 16 years and over 379,236 100.0     Households 187,162 100.0
In labor force 219,246 57.8   Less than $10,000 18,262 9.8
     Civilian labor force 219,004 57.7   $10,000 to $14,999 13,009 7.0
          Employed 206,460 54.4   $15,000 to $24,999 29,796 15.9
          Unemployed 12,544 3.3   $25,000 to $34,999 29,564 15.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 34,917 18.7
     Armed Forces 242 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 34,515 18.4
Not in labor force 159,990 42.2   $75,000 to $99,999 14,769 7.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 7,768 4.2
   Females 16 years and over 195,879 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2,024 1.1
In labor force 101,405 51.8   $200,000 or more 2,538 1.4
     Civilian labor force 101,337 51.7   Median household income (dollars) 36,036 (X)
          Employed 95,102 48.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 34,305 100.0   With earnings 137,294 73.4
All parents in family in labor force 21,018 61.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 45,905 (X)
        With Social Security income 68,460 36.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,868 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 202,341 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 9,431 5.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 161,641 79.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,283 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 28,954 14.3   With public assistance income 6,209 3.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 1,504 0.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,529 (X)
Walked 2,850 1.4   With retirement income 40,897 21.9
Other means 3,186 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,497 (X)
Worked at home 4,206 2.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.4 (X)        
          Families 132,948 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 206,460 100.0   Less than $10,000 8,061 6.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 6,140 4.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 54,150 26.2   $15,000 to $24,999 18,489 13.9
Service occupations 34,539 16.7   $25,000 to $34,999 21,260 16.0
Sales and office occupations 56,000 27.1    $35,000 to $49,999 26,611 20.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 4,057 2.0   $50,000 to $74,999 28,759 21.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 24,396 11.8   $75,000 to $99,999 12,793 9.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 33,318 16.1   $100,000 to $149,999 6,893 5.2
        150,000 to $199,999 1,802 1.4
        $200,000 or more 2,140 1.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,442 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 6,952 3.4   Per capita income (dollars) 18,302 (X)
Construction 17,335 8.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 19,261 9.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 31,396 (X)
Wholesale trade 9,491 4.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,406 (X)
Retail trade 31,350 15.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 12,562 6.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 3,123 1.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 12,832 6.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 15,065 7.3     Families 12,477 9.4
Educational, health and social services 35,210 17.1   With related children under 18 years 9,401 15.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 23,375 11.3        With related children under 5 years 4,689 19.8
Other services (except public administration) 10,013 4.8        
Public administration 9,891 4.8     Families with female householder, no husband present 6,192 28.6
        With related children under 18 years 5,617 37.0
             With related children under 5 years 2,814 49.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 60,953 12.9
Private wage and salary workers 167,373 81.1   18 years and over 38,347 10.8
Government workers 26,899 13.0        65 years and over 6,934 8.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 11,666 5.7   Related children under 18 years 21,802 19.1
Unpaid family workers 522 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 15,377 18.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 17,696 23.1
             
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
If the denominator of a mean value or per capita value is less than 30, then that value is calculated using a rounded aggregate in the numerator. See text.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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