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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Laurens 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 34,226 100.0     Households 17,098 100.0
In labor force 20,378 59.5   Less than $10,000 2,593 15.2
     Civilian labor force 20,298 59.3   $10,000 to $14,999 1,611 9.4
          Employed 19,250 56.2   $15,000 to $24,999 2,565 15.0
          Unemployed 1,048 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,385 13.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,887 16.9
     Armed Forces 80 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 2,739 16.0
Not in labor force 13,848 40.5   $75,000 to $99,999 1,254 7.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 688 4.0
   Females 16 years and over 18,027 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 141 0.8
In labor force 9,792 54.3   $200,000 or more 235 1.4
     Civilian labor force 9,787 54.3   Median household income (dollars) 32,010 (X)
          Employed 9,264 51.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,475 100.0   With earnings 13,143 76.9
All parents in family in labor force 2,202 63.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 43,975 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,863 28.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,447 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 18,986 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,117 6.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 15,121 79.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,249 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,120 16.4   With public assistance income 587 3.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 84 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,279 (X)
Walked 198 1.0   With retirement income 2,680 15.7
Other means 196 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,379 (X)
Worked at home 267 1.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.6 (X)        
          Families 12,272 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 19,250 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,129 9.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,002 8.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,094 26.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,724 14.0
Service occupations 3,062 15.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,654 13.5
Sales and office occupations 4,165 21.6    $35,000 to $49,999 2,272 18.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 147 0.8   $50,000 to $74,999 2,411 19.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,274 11.8   $75,000 to $99,999 1,163 9.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 4,508 23.4   $100,000 to $149,999 608 5.0
        150,000 to $199,999 107 0.9
        $200,000 or more 202 1.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 38,586 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 522 2.7   Per capita income (dollars) 16,763 (X)
Construction 1,569 8.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 4,240 22.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,412 (X)
Wholesale trade 517 2.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,711 (X)
Retail trade 2,257 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 759 3.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 281 1.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 781 4.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 882 4.6     Families 1,804 14.7
Educational, health and social services 4,105 21.3   With related children under 18 years 1,351 21.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,284 6.7        With related children under 5 years 644 27.5
Other services (except public administration) 761 4.0        
Public administration 1,292 6.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,231 42.1
        With related children under 18 years 1,042 50.1
             With related children under 5 years 500 60.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 8,035 18.4
Private wage and salary workers 13,852 72.0   18 years and over 4,877 15.4
Government workers 4,132 21.5        65 years and over 1,027 18.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,240 6.4   Related children under 18 years 3,095 26.3
Unpaid family workers 26 0.1        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,152 24.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,885 30.4
             
 
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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