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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berks 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 291,683 100.0     Households 141,609 100.0
In labor force 190,703 65.4   Less than $10,000 10,753 7.6
     Civilian labor force 190,552 65.3   $10,000 to $14,999 7,825 5.5
          Employed 180,881 62.0   $15,000 to $24,999 17,583 12.4
          Unemployed 9,671 3.3   $25,000 to $34,999 18,309 12.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 24,216 17.1
     Armed Forces 151 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 32,048 22.6
Not in labor force 100,980 34.6   $75,000 to $99,999 16,420 11.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 9,993 7.1
   Females 16 years and over 151,189 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2,322 1.6
In labor force 88,408 58.5   $200,000 or more 2,140 1.5
     Civilian labor force 88,361 58.4   Median household income (dollars) 44,714 (X)
          Employed 83,776 55.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 26,654 100.0   With earnings 112,868 79.7
All parents in family in labor force 16,075 60.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 55,353 (X)
        With Social Security income 41,420 29.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,172 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 177,831 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 4,612 3.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 144,140 81.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,836 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 17,825 10.0   With public assistance income 3,346 2.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2,942 1.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,972 (X)
Walked 6,453 3.6   With retirement income 27,001 19.1
Other means 1,346 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,841 (X)
Worked at home 5,125 2.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.3 (X)        
          Families 98,882 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 180,881 100.0   Less than $10,000 4,094 4.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,572 2.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 53,005 29.3   $15,000 to $24,999 9,183 9.3
Service occupations 24,139 13.3   $25,000 to $34,999 11,740 11.9
Sales and office occupations 47,193 26.1    $35,000 to $49,999 17,755 18.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,545 0.9   $50,000 to $74,999 26,095 26.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 16,451 9.1   $75,000 to $99,999 14,565 14.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 38,548 21.3   $100,000 to $149,999 8,928 9.0
        150,000 to $199,999 2,098 2.1
        $200,000 or more 1,852 1.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 52,997 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 3,215 1.8   Per capita income (dollars) 21,232 (X)
Construction 10,591 5.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 43,600 24.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 38,311 (X)
Wholesale trade 6,873 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 26,080 (X)
Retail trade 21,804 12.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 8,896 4.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 3,060 1.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 11,582 6.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 13,575 7.5     Families 6,190 6.3
Educational, health and social services 33,496 18.5   With related children under 18 years 4,943 10.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 11,384 6.3        With related children under 5 years 2,472 13.6
Other services (except public administration) 8,679 4.8        
Public administration 4,126 2.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 3,141 23.3
        With related children under 18 years 2,905 32.7
             With related children under 5 years 1,433 45.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 34,201 9.4
Private wage and salary workers 153,766 85.0   18 years and over 22,198 8.1
Government workers 16,318 9.0        65 years and over 4,048 7.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 10,320 5.7   Related children under 18 years 11,620 13.0
Unpaid family workers 477 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 8,260 12.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 12,400 20.2
             
 
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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