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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 6,536 100.0     Households 3,354 100.0
In labor force 4,363 66.8   Less than $10,000 352 10.5
     Civilian labor force 4,355 66.6   $10,000 to $14,999 210 6.3
          Employed 4,120 63.0   $15,000 to $24,999 505 15.1
          Unemployed 235 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 340 10.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 511 15.2
     Armed Forces 8 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 915 27.3
Not in labor force 2,173 33.2   $75,000 to $99,999 340 10.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 151 4.5
   Females 16 years and over 3,266 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 10 0.3
In labor force 1,915 58.6   $200,000 or more 20 0.6
     Civilian labor force 1,912 58.5   Median household income (dollars) 42,269 (X)
          Employed 1,822 55.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 477 100.0   With earnings 2,685 80.1
All parents in family in labor force 314 65.8        Mean earnings (dollars) 49,357 (X)
        With Social Security income 914 27.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,818 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 4,067 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 41 1.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,935 72.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,985 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 597 14.7   With public assistance income 56 1.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 4 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,579 (X)
Walked 254 6.2   With retirement income 353 10.5
Other means 8 0.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,198 (X)
Worked at home 269 6.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 14.8 (X)        
          Families 2,452 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 4,120 100.0   Less than $10,000 103 4.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 102 4.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,122 27.2   $15,000 to $24,999 309 12.6
Service occupations 706 17.1   $25,000 to $34,999 248 10.1
Sales and office occupations 792 19.2    $35,000 to $49,999 395 16.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 23 0.6   $50,000 to $74,999 809 33.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 738 17.9   $75,000 to $99,999 315 12.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 739 17.9   $100,000 to $149,999 141 5.8
        150,000 to $199,999 10 0.4
        $200,000 or more 20 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 51,983 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 682 16.6   Per capita income (dollars) 18,256 (X)
Construction 229 5.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 203 4.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 47,969 (X)
Wholesale trade 49 1.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,667 (X)
Retail trade 413 10.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 758 18.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 112 2.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 144 3.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 134 3.3     Families 134 5.5
Educational, health and social services 848 20.6   With related children under 18 years 70 5.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 237 5.8        With related children under 5 years 32 11.4
Other services (except public administration) 151 3.7        
Public administration 160 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 52 34.0
        With related children under 18 years 41 36.0
             With related children under 5 years 22 75.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 637 7.5
Private wage and salary workers 3,131 76.0   18 years and over 509 8.4
Government workers 597 14.5        65 years and over 238 20.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 370 9.0   Related children under 18 years 128 5.2
Unpaid family workers 22 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 82 4.0
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 275 25.8
             
 
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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