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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 275,489 100.0     Households 125,787 100.0
In labor force 180,299 65.4   Less than $10,000 9,359 7.4
     Civilian labor force 180,175 65.4   $10,000 to $14,999 5,262 4.2
          Employed 166,647 60.5   $15,000 to $24,999 11,399 9.1
          Unemployed 13,528 4.9   $25,000 to $34,999 11,851 9.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 17,573 14.0
     Armed Forces 124 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 24,882 19.8
Not in labor force 95,190 34.6   $75,000 to $99,999 16,586 13.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 16,745 13.3
   Females 16 years and over 143,560 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 5,841 4.6
In labor force 87,403 60.9   $200,000 or more 6,289 5.0
     Civilian labor force 87,398 60.9   Median household income (dollars) 56,613 (X)
          Employed 81,305 56.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 25,438 100.0   With earnings 102,525 81.5
All parents in family in labor force 15,478 60.8        Mean earnings (dollars) 77,619 (X)
        With Social Security income 32,324 25.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,191 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 163,257 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 4,278 3.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 119,742 73.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,709 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 17,938 11.0   With public assistance income 3,453 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 11,236 6.9        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,794 (X)
Walked 7,349 4.5   With retirement income 22,754 18.1
Other means 1,831 1.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,262 (X)
Worked at home 5,161 3.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.1 (X)        
          Families 86,757 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 166,647 100.0   Less than $10,000 3,435 4.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,070 2.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 72,043 43.2   $15,000 to $24,999 5,890 6.8
Service occupations 23,887 14.3   $25,000 to $34,999 7,152 8.2
Sales and office occupations 44,165 26.5    $35,000 to $49,999 10,974 12.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 266 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 18,146 20.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 10,118 6.1   $75,000 to $99,999 13,496 15.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 16,168 9.7   $100,000 to $149,999 14,665 16.9
        150,000 to $199,999 5,179 6.0
        $200,000 or more 5,750 6.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 68,494 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 462 0.3   Per capita income (dollars) 27,914 (X)
Construction 7,693 4.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 15,990 9.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 47,444 (X)
Wholesale trade 4,719 2.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 34,788 (X)
Retail trade 15,344 9.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 6,414 3.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 7,701 4.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 13,272 8.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 20,746 12.4     Families 5,154 5.9
Educational, health and social services 38,885 23.3   With related children under 18 years 4,087 8.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 10,152 6.1        With related children under 5 years 2,079 11.4
Other services (except public administration) 7,940 4.8        
Public administration 17,329 10.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 2,970 18.5
        With related children under 18 years 2,648 26.0
             With related children under 5 years 1,242 35.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 28,570 8.6
Private wage and salary workers 124,465 74.7   18 years and over 19,555 7.9
Government workers 34,276 20.6        65 years and over 3,513 8.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 7,623 4.6   Related children under 18 years 8,769 10.6
Unpaid family workers 283 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 6,008 9.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 10,862 19.4
             
 
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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