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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 32,924 100.0     Households 15,139 100.0
In labor force 15,015 45.6   Less than $10,000 2,233 14.7
     Civilian labor force 15,010 45.6   $10,000 to $14,999 1,222 8.1
          Employed 14,006 42.5   $15,000 to $24,999 2,728 18.0
          Unemployed 1,004 3.0   $25,000 to $34,999 2,352 15.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,503 16.5
     Armed Forces 5 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,324 15.4
Not in labor force 17,909 54.4   $75,000 to $99,999 1,004 6.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 521 3.4
   Females 16 years and over 15,634 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 99 0.7
In labor force 6,875 44.0   $200,000 or more 153 1.0
     Civilian labor force 6,875 44.0   Median household income (dollars) 30,495 (X)
          Employed 6,444 41.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,667 100.0   With earnings 10,205 67.4
All parents in family in labor force 1,384 51.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,328 (X)
        With Social Security income 6,029 39.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,705 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 13,594 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 989 6.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,293 75.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,424 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,268 16.7   With public assistance income 610 4.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 60 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,425 (X)
Walked 279 2.1   With retirement income 3,547 23.4
Other means 272 2.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,855 (X)
Worked at home 422 3.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.9 (X)        
          Families 11,059 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 14,006 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,022 9.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 622 5.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,464 24.7   $15,000 to $24,999 1,870 16.9
Service occupations 2,604 18.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,857 16.8
Sales and office occupations 3,144 22.4    $35,000 to $49,999 2,134 19.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 348 2.5   $50,000 to $74,999 2,003 18.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,102 15.0   $75,000 to $99,999 877 7.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,344 16.7   $100,000 to $149,999 474 4.3
        150,000 to $199,999 74 0.7
        $200,000 or more 126 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 35,957 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 706 5.0   Per capita income (dollars) 15,834 (X)
Construction 1,456 10.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,469 10.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,823 (X)
Wholesale trade 354 2.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,065 (X)
Retail trade 1,632 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 938 6.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 315 2.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 514 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 778 5.6     Families 1,470 13.3
Educational, health and social services 2,720 19.4   With related children under 18 years 1,008 20.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 910 6.5        With related children under 5 years 463 24.8
Other services (except public administration) 865 6.2        
Public administration 1,349 9.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 555 34.0
        With related children under 18 years 471 42.7
             With related children under 5 years 182 58.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,540 17.4
Private wage and salary workers 9,710 69.3   18 years and over 4,317 15.2
Government workers 2,968 21.2        65 years and over 863 12.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,242 8.9   Related children under 18 years 2,107 23.1
Unpaid family workers 86 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,517 22.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,666 31.3
             
 
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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