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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Erie 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 745,814 100.0     Households 380,890 100.0
In labor force 465,413 62.4   Less than $10,000 41,325 10.8
     Civilian labor force 464,949 62.3   $10,000 to $14,999 29,626 7.8
          Employed 431,174 57.8   $15,000 to $24,999 53,865 14.1
          Unemployed 33,775 4.5   $25,000 to $34,999 49,316 12.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 61,760 16.2
     Armed Forces 464 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 71,848 18.9
Not in labor force 280,401 37.6   $75,000 to $99,999 37,429 9.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 24,537 6.4
   Females 16 years and over 396,514 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 5,900 1.5
In labor force 226,515 57.1   $200,000 or more 5,284 1.4
     Civilian labor force 226,484 57.1   Median household income (dollars) 38,567 (X)
          Employed 211,722 53.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 67,342 100.0   With earnings 284,443 74.7
All parents in family in labor force 43,216 64.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 51,587 (X)
        With Social Security income 117,501 30.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,817 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 421,809 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 18,864 5.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 341,098 80.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,643 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 40,725 9.7   With public assistance income 17,103 4.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 17,223 4.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,379 (X)
Walked 11,269 2.7   With retirement income 80,651 21.2
Other means 2,546 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,977 (X)
Worked at home 8,948 2.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.3 (X)        
          Families 244,376 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 431,174 100.0   Less than $10,000 15,447 6.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 10,156 4.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 149,727 34.7   $15,000 to $24,999 25,313 10.4
Service occupations 67,285 15.6   $25,000 to $34,999 29,632 12.1
Sales and office occupations 121,262 28.1    $35,000 to $49,999 42,950 17.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 716 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 56,941 23.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 29,391 6.8   $75,000 to $99,999 32,397 13.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 62,793 14.6   $100,000 to $149,999 21,884 9.0
        150,000 to $199,999 5,214 2.1
        $200,000 or more 4,442 1.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 49,490 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,499 0.3   Per capita income (dollars) 20,357 (X)
Construction 19,178 4.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 62,253 14.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 38,703 (X)
Wholesale trade 18,677 4.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 26,510 (X)
Retail trade 50,932 11.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 22,211 5.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 10,234 2.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 28,687 6.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 34,656 8.0     Families 22,540 9.2
Educational, health and social services 110,315 25.6   With related children under 18 years 18,417 15.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 32,343 7.5        With related children under 5 years 9,548 21.1
Other services (except public administration) 19,547 4.5        
Public administration 20,642 4.8     Families with female householder, no husband present 14,884 29.5
        With related children under 18 years 13,469 40.5
             With related children under 5 years 6,939 57.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 112,358 12.2
Private wage and salary workers 335,581 77.8   18 years and over 72,360 10.4
Government workers 75,166 17.4        65 years and over 11,183 7.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 19,584 4.5   Related children under 18 years 39,047 17.3
Unpaid family workers 843 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 26,836 15.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 39,538 22.2
             
 
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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