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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Helena 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 7,873 100.0     Households 3,865 100.0
In labor force 4,135 52.5   Less than $10,000 784 20.3
     Civilian labor force 4,128 52.4   $10,000 to $14,999 468 12.1
          Employed 3,735 47.4   $15,000 to $24,999 682 17.6
          Unemployed 393 5.0   $25,000 to $34,999 503 13.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 585 15.1
     Armed Forces 7 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 493 12.8
Not in labor force 3,738 47.5   $75,000 to $99,999 195 5.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 112 2.9
   Females 16 years and over 4,193 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 28 0.7
In labor force 1,926 45.9   $200,000 or more 15 0.4
     Civilian labor force 1,919 45.8   Median household income (dollars) 24,970 (X)
          Employed 1,759 42.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 842 100.0   With earnings 2,777 71.8
All parents in family in labor force 456 54.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,782 (X)
        With Social Security income 943 24.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,022 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,624 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 415 10.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,861 78.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,336 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 560 15.5   With public assistance income 110 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 20 0.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,437 (X)
Walked 61 1.7   With retirement income 656 17.0
Other means 19 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,862 (X)
Worked at home 103 2.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 35.7 (X)        
          Families 2,772 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,735 100.0   Less than $10,000 387 14.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 324 11.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 886 23.7   $15,000 to $24,999 481 17.4
Service occupations 718 19.2   $25,000 to $34,999 366 13.2
Sales and office occupations 804 21.5    $35,000 to $49,999 480 17.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 104 2.8   $50,000 to $74,999 397 14.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 443 11.9   $75,000 to $99,999 192 6.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 780 20.9   $100,000 to $149,999 109 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 21 0.8
        $200,000 or more 15 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 29,950 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 267 7.1   Per capita income (dollars) 12,318 (X)
Construction 382 10.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 506 13.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,218 (X)
Wholesale trade 82 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 16,853 (X)
Retail trade 373 10.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 279 7.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 19 0.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 116 3.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 149 4.0     Families 631 22.8
Educational, health and social services 991 26.5   With related children under 18 years 467 29.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 146 3.9        With related children under 5 years 199 36.5
Other services (except public administration) 145 3.9        
Public administration 280 7.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 330 47.2
        With related children under 18 years 269 53.3
             With related children under 5 years 122 68.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,804 26.8
Private wage and salary workers 2,486 66.6   18 years and over 1,722 23.2
Government workers 1,001 26.8        65 years and over 289 23.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 214 5.7   Related children under 18 years 1,076 35.5
Unpaid family workers 34 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 786 34.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 496 37.9
             
 
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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