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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 560,484 100.0     Households 275,410 100.0
In labor force 366,950 65.5   Less than $10,000 24,033 8.7
     Civilian labor force 366,715 65.4   $10,000 to $14,999 15,068 5.5
          Employed 349,835 62.4   $15,000 to $24,999 27,286 9.9
          Unemployed 16,880 3.0   $25,000 to $34,999 27,418 10.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 39,101 14.2
     Armed Forces 235 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 54,048 19.6
Not in labor force 193,534 34.5   $75,000 to $99,999 36,066 13.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 32,016 11.6
   Females 16 years and over 298,049 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 9,859 3.6
In labor force 176,552 59.2   $200,000 or more 10,515 3.8
     Civilian labor force 176,490 59.2   Median household income (dollars) 51,576 (X)
          Employed 168,217 56.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 55,599 100.0   With earnings 219,442 79.7
All parents in family in labor force 32,882 59.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 71,066 (X)
        With Social Security income 75,063 27.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,104 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 343,631 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 14,539 5.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 270,604 78.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,577 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 32,332 9.4   With public assistance income 8,424 3.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 16,820 4.9        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,696 (X)
Walked 9,654 2.8   With retirement income 46,959 17.1
Other means 2,938 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,507 (X)
Worked at home 11,283 3.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.1 (X)        
          Families 186,043 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 349,835 100.0   Less than $10,000 8,075 4.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 6,186 3.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 137,746 39.4   $15,000 to $24,999 13,836 7.4
Service occupations 47,724 13.6   $25,000 to $34,999 15,564 8.4
Sales and office occupations 94,374 27.0    $35,000 to $49,999 25,713 13.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,076 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 40,776 21.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 25,688 7.3   $75,000 to $99,999 30,224 16.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 43,227 12.4   $100,000 to $149,999 27,479 14.8
        150,000 to $199,999 8,712 4.7
        $200,000 or more 9,478 5.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 63,746 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,708 0.5   Per capita income (dollars) 26,358 (X)
Construction 18,468 5.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 55,834 16.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 44,569 (X)
Wholesale trade 12,794 3.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 32,369 (X)
Retail trade 39,366 11.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 15,629 4.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 12,837 3.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 26,173 7.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 39,184 11.2     Families 12,233 6.6
Educational, health and social services 75,354 21.5   With related children under 18 years 9,781 10.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 22,595 6.5        With related children under 5 years 4,695 12.4
Other services (except public administration) 15,550 4.4        
Public administration 14,343 4.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 7,259 22.1
        With related children under 18 years 6,708 31.0
             With related children under 5 years 3,126 44.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 63,137 8.9
Private wage and salary workers 279,891 80.0   18 years and over 41,314 7.8
Government workers 45,499 13.0        65 years and over 8,343 8.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 23,792 6.8   Related children under 18 years 21,143 11.9
Unpaid family workers 653 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 15,179 11.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 22,143 18.4
             
 
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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