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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Somerset 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 20,646 100.0     Households 8,366 100.0
In labor force 10,389 50.3   Less than $10,000 1,366 16.3
     Civilian labor force 10,372 50.2   $10,000 to $14,999 739 8.8
          Employed 9,368 45.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,379 16.5
          Unemployed 1,004 4.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,273 15.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,403 16.8
     Armed Forces 17 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,336 16.0
Not in labor force 10,257 49.7   $75,000 to $99,999 389 4.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 285 3.4
   Females 16 years and over 9,491 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 96 1.1
In labor force 5,126 54.0   $200,000 or more 100 1.2
     Civilian labor force 5,126 54.0   Median household income (dollars) 29,903 (X)
          Employed 4,529 47.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,232 100.0   With earnings 6,393 76.4
All parents in family in labor force 722 58.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,846 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,819 33.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,081 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,100 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 554 6.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,895 75.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,801 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,294 14.2   With public assistance income 252 3.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 107 1.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,513 (X)
Walked 364 4.0   With retirement income 1,456 17.4
Other means 184 2.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,430 (X)
Worked at home 256 2.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.1 (X)        
          Families 5,509 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,368 100.0   Less than $10,000 487 8.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 391 7.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,321 24.8   $15,000 to $24,999 820 14.9
Service occupations 1,983 21.2   $25,000 to $34,999 864 15.7
Sales and office occupations 2,201 23.5    $35,000 to $49,999 1,152 20.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 354 3.8   $50,000 to $74,999 1,037 18.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,095 11.7   $75,000 to $99,999 332 6.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,414 15.1   $100,000 to $149,999 256 4.6
        150,000 to $199,999 89 1.6
        $200,000 or more 81 1.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,643 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 518 5.5   Per capita income (dollars) 15,965 (X)
Construction 759 8.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 985 10.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,496 (X)
Wholesale trade 339 3.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,035 (X)
Retail trade 1,160 12.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 449 4.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 145 1.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 232 2.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 479 5.1     Families 824 15.0
Educational, health and social services 2,291 24.5   With related children under 18 years 596 22.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 648 6.9        With related children under 5 years 283 32.2
Other services (except public administration) 359 3.8        
Public administration 1,004 10.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 414 33.3
        With related children under 18 years 341 40.5
             With related children under 5 years 161 57.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,993 20.1
Private wage and salary workers 5,804 62.0   18 years and over 2,693 17.6
Government workers 2,602 27.8        65 years and over 632 19.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 876 9.4   Related children under 18 years 1,280 28.4
Unpaid family workers 86 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 844 25.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,233 33.1
             
 
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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