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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Calcasieu Parish
[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 139,391 100.0     Households 68,757 100.0
In labor force 85,415 61.3   Less than $10,000 9,019 13.1
     Civilian labor force 85,325 61.2   $10,000 to $14,999 5,746 8.4
          Employed 79,408 57.0   $15,000 to $24,999 9,986 14.5
          Unemployed 5,917 4.2   $25,000 to $34,999 9,271 13.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 11,079 16.1
     Armed Forces 90 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 12,328 17.9
Not in labor force 53,976 38.7   $75,000 to $99,999 6,100 8.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 3,533 5.1
   Females 16 years and over 72,751 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 767 1.1
In labor force 38,665 53.1   $200,000 or more 928 1.3
     Civilian labor force 38,658 53.1   Median household income (dollars) 35,372 (X)
          Employed 36,288 49.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 15,053 100.0   With earnings 54,169 78.8
All parents in family in labor force 8,945 59.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 47,578 (X)
        With Social Security income 17,859 26.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,676 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 77,899 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 3,705 5.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 65,086 83.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,218 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 8,812 11.3   With public assistance income 1,805 2.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 344 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,048 (X)
Walked 1,218 1.6   With retirement income 10,645 15.5
Other means 1,109 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,766 (X)
Worked at home 1,330 1.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.4 (X)        
          Families 49,249 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 79,408 100.0   Less than $10,000 4,077 8.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 3,048 6.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 21,588 27.2   $15,000 to $24,999 6,449 13.1
Service occupations 14,414 18.2   $25,000 to $34,999 6,542 13.3
Sales and office occupations 20,367 25.6    $35,000 to $49,999 8,516 17.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 241 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 10,487 21.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 11,020 13.9   $75,000 to $99,999 5,504 11.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 11,778 14.8   $100,000 to $149,999 3,182 6.5
        150,000 to $199,999 697 1.4
        $200,000 or more 747 1.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,903 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,668 2.1   Per capita income (dollars) 17,710 (X)
Construction 7,418 9.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 11,822 14.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 36,569 (X)
Wholesale trade 2,255 2.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,390 (X)
Retail trade 9,142 11.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 3,870 4.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,799 2.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 3,417 4.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 5,325 6.7     Families 6,304 12.8
Educational, health and social services 15,837 19.9   With related children under 18 years 4,805 17.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 9,147 11.5        With related children under 5 years 2,303 21.8
Other services (except public administration) 4,378 5.5        
Public administration 3,330 4.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 3,646 37.3
        With related children under 18 years 3,247 46.6
             With related children under 5 years 1,599 56.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 27,582 15.4
Private wage and salary workers 63,784 80.3   18 years and over 17,560 13.6
Government workers 11,320 14.3        65 years and over 2,909 14.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 4,034 5.1   Related children under 18 years 9,760 19.9
Unpaid family workers 270 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 6,609 18.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 7,186 27.7
             
 
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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