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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Orleans 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 370,138 100.0     Households 188,365 100.0
In labor force 213,819 57.8   Less than $10,000 39,617 21.0
     Civilian labor force 211,942 57.3   $10,000 to $14,999 17,991 9.6
          Employed 191,739 51.8   $15,000 to $24,999 29,760 15.8
          Unemployed 20,203 5.5   $25,000 to $34,999 25,460 13.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 26,399 14.0
     Armed Forces 1,877 0.5   $50,000 to $74,999 23,724 12.6
Not in labor force 156,319 42.2   $75,000 to $99,999 10,802 5.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 7,920 4.2
   Females 16 years and over 200,953 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2,620 1.4
In labor force 109,782 54.6   $200,000 or more 4,072 2.2
     Civilian labor force 109,268 54.4   Median household income (dollars) 27,133 (X)
          Employed 99,078 49.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 35,533 100.0   With earnings 142,744 75.8
All parents in family in labor force 22,243 62.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 43,954 (X)
        With Social Security income 46,612 24.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,710 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 188,703 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 14,637 7.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 113,752 60.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,117 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 30,459 16.1   With public assistance income 10,196 5.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 25,803 13.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,894 (X)
Walked 9,822 5.2   With retirement income 25,149 13.4
Other means 3,839 2.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,201 (X)
Worked at home 5,028 2.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.7 (X)        
          Families 113,948 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 191,739 100.0   Less than $10,000 18,404 16.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 9,879 8.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 66,459 34.7   $15,000 to $24,999 17,236 15.1
Service occupations 42,335 22.1   $25,000 to $34,999 14,715 12.9
Sales and office occupations 49,464 25.8    $35,000 to $49,999 17,147 15.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 356 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 16,904 14.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 13,121 6.8   $75,000 to $99,999 8,148 7.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 20,004 10.4   $100,000 to $149,999 6,168 5.4
        150,000 to $199,999 2,020 1.8
        $200,000 or more 3,327 2.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 32,338 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,996 1.0   Per capita income (dollars) 17,258 (X)
Construction 9,478 4.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 9,925 5.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,862 (X)
Wholesale trade 4,885 2.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,768 (X)
Retail trade 18,864 9.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 11,237 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 4,596 2.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 10,677 5.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 18,911 9.9     Families 26,988 23.7
Educational, health and social services 49,315 25.7   With related children under 18 years 22,474 33.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 29,299 15.3        With related children under 5 years 10,180 39.4
Other services (except public administration) 10,190 5.3        
Public administration 12,366 6.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 19,847 43.4
        With related children under 18 years 17,581 52.4
             With related children under 5 years 7,936 61.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 130,896 27.9
Private wage and salary workers 141,147 73.6   18 years and over 79,189 23.2
Government workers 39,157 20.4        65 years and over 10,468 19.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 10,841 5.7   Related children under 18 years 51,155 40.3
Unpaid family workers 594 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 37,305 39.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 32,907 32.6
             
 
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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