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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: LaPorte 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 86,339 100.0     Households 41,086 100.0
In labor force 53,431 61.9   Less than $10,000 3,177 7.7
     Civilian labor force 53,408 61.9   $10,000 to $14,999 2,444 5.9
          Employed 51,097 59.2   $15,000 to $24,999 5,690 13.8
          Unemployed 2,311 2.7   $25,000 to $34,999 5,670 13.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 7,500 18.3
     Armed Forces 23 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 9,558 23.3
Not in labor force 32,908 38.1   $75,000 to $99,999 4,119 10.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 2,104 5.1
   Females 16 years and over 42,126 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 434 1.1
In labor force 24,691 58.6   $200,000 or more 390 0.9
     Civilian labor force 24,683 58.6   Median household income (dollars) 41,430 (X)
          Employed 23,517 55.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 8,272 100.0   With earnings 33,130 80.6
All parents in family in labor force 5,412 65.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 49,719 (X)
        With Social Security income 11,798 28.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,112 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 50,121 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,640 4.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 41,892 83.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,499 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 4,933 9.8   With public assistance income 1,176 2.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 490 1.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,774 (X)
Walked 1,006 2.0   With retirement income 7,229 17.6
Other means 492 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,431 (X)
Worked at home 1,308 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.0 (X)        
          Families 28,831 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 51,097 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,200 4.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 873 3.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 12,542 24.5   $15,000 to $24,999 3,072 10.7
Service occupations 8,060 15.8   $25,000 to $34,999 3,745 13.0
Sales and office occupations 12,344 24.2    $35,000 to $49,999 5,569 19.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 213 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 8,063 28.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 5,972 11.7   $75,000 to $99,999 3,706 12.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 11,966 23.4   $100,000 to $149,999 1,880 6.5
        150,000 to $199,999 396 1.4
        $200,000 or more 327 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 49,872 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 746 1.5   Per capita income (dollars) 18,913 (X)
Construction 3,778 7.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 13,112 25.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 36,686 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,548 3.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,955 (X)
Retail trade 5,984 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 2,815 5.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,017 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 2,045 4.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 2,931 5.7     Families 1,814 6.3
Educational, health and social services 8,856 17.3   With related children under 18 years 1,394 9.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 4,191 8.2        With related children under 5 years 798 14.2
Other services (except public administration) 2,066 4.0        
Public administration 2,008 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 963 20.8
        With related children under 18 years 863 26.6
             With related children under 5 years 543 44.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 8,994 8.7
Private wage and salary workers 42,242 82.7   18 years and over 5,846 7.6
Government workers 5,797 11.3        65 years and over 1,299 9.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,863 5.6   Related children under 18 years 3,027 11.5
Unpaid family workers 195 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,891 9.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 3,120 19.2
             
 
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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