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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Luzerne 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 260,412 100.0     Households 130,703 100.0
In labor force 151,869 58.3   Less than $10,000 15,516 11.9
     Civilian labor force 151,748 58.3   $10,000 to $14,999 12,112 9.3
          Employed 143,492 55.1   $15,000 to $24,999 20,934 16.0
          Unemployed 8,256 3.2   $25,000 to $34,999 18,678 14.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 22,649 17.3
     Armed Forces 121 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 23,024 17.6
Not in labor force 108,543 41.7   $75,000 to $99,999 9,828 7.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 5,457 4.2
   Females 16 years and over 137,006 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 1,220 0.9
In labor force 70,621 51.5   $200,000 or more 1,285 1.0
     Civilian labor force 70,599 51.5   Median household income (dollars) 33,771 (X)
          Employed 66,827 48.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 18,871 100.0   With earnings 93,948 71.9
All parents in family in labor force 11,348 60.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 45,897 (X)
        With Social Security income 48,055 36.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,847 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 141,168 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 5,819 4.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 115,629 81.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,380 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 15,712 11.1   With public assistance income 3,482 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 1,462 1.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,625 (X)
Walked 4,577 3.2   With retirement income 28,261 21.6
Other means 885 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,428 (X)
Worked at home 2,903 2.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.2 (X)        
          Families 84,729 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 143,492 100.0   Less than $10,000 4,372 5.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 4,375 5.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 39,817 27.7   $15,000 to $24,999 11,312 13.4
Service occupations 21,777 15.2   $25,000 to $34,999 12,269 14.5
Sales and office occupations 40,282 28.1    $35,000 to $49,999 17,041 20.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 283 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 19,463 23.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 14,052 9.8   $75,000 to $99,999 8,847 10.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 27,281 19.0   $100,000 to $149,999 4,871 5.7
        150,000 to $199,999 1,087 1.3
        $200,000 or more 1,092 1.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 43,335 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,057 0.7   Per capita income (dollars) 18,228 (X)
Construction 8,515 5.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 23,754 16.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 32,275 (X)
Wholesale trade 6,075 4.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,150 (X)
Retail trade 18,595 13.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 8,260 5.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 4,916 3.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 8,322 5.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 8,963 6.2     Families 6,827 8.1
Educational, health and social services 30,882 21.5   With related children under 18 years 4,819 12.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 9,988 7.0        With related children under 5 years 2,291 18.2
Other services (except public administration) 6,369 4.4        
Public administration 7,796 5.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 3,632 25.3
        With related children under 18 years 3,086 39.7
             With related children under 5 years 1,512 58.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 34,136 11.1
Private wage and salary workers 117,667 82.0   18 years and over 23,930 9.9
Government workers 17,307 12.1        65 years and over 6,441 11.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 8,131 5.7   Related children under 18 years 9,636 14.7
Unpaid family workers 387 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 6,667 13.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 13,306 23.1
             
 
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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