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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 531,215 100.0     Households 260,897 100.0
In labor force 352,677 66.4   Less than $10,000 18,639 7.1
     Civilian labor force 335,830 63.2   $10,000 to $14,999 13,841 5.3
          Employed 314,158 59.1   $15,000 to $24,999 30,639 11.7
          Unemployed 21,672 4.1   $25,000 to $34,999 34,324 13.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 46,521 17.8
     Armed Forces 16,847 3.2   $50,000 to $74,999 58,734 22.5
Not in labor force 178,538 33.6   $75,000 to $99,999 30,989 11.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 19,130 7.3
   Females 16 years and over 270,468 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 4,081 1.6
In labor force 160,119 59.2   $200,000 or more 3,999 1.5
     Civilian labor force 157,806 58.3   Median household income (dollars) 45,204 (X)
          Employed 147,240 54.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 57,236 100.0   With earnings 214,998 82.4
All parents in family in labor force 33,819 59.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 53,458 (X)
        With Social Security income 57,023 21.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,558 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 324,285 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 11,436 4.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 247,597 76.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,598 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 43,166 13.3   With public assistance income 12,364 4.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 8,784 2.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,804 (X)
Walked 9,412 2.9   With retirement income 49,140 18.8
Other means 3,763 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,143 (X)
Worked at home 11,563 3.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.4 (X)        
          Families 181,466 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 314,158 100.0   Less than $10,000 8,338 4.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 6,343 3.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 94,546 30.1   $15,000 to $24,999 16,992 9.4
Service occupations 51,126 16.3   $25,000 to $34,999 21,619 11.9
Sales and office occupations 84,105 26.8    $35,000 to $49,999 32,246 17.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,683 0.5   $50,000 to $74,999 46,270 25.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 35,334 11.2   $75,000 to $99,999 26,260 14.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 47,364 15.1   $100,000 to $149,999 16,547 9.1
        150,000 to $199,999 3,504 1.9
        $200,000 or more 3,347 1.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 52,098 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 3,126 1.0   Per capita income (dollars) 20,948 (X)
Construction 24,340 7.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 39,511 12.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 38,510 (X)
Wholesale trade 13,919 4.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 28,580 (X)
Retail trade 39,408 12.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 21,555 6.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 7,138 2.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 18,212 5.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 23,095 7.4     Families 13,574 7.5
Educational, health and social services 65,256 20.8   With related children under 18 years 11,399 11.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 24,275 7.7        With related children under 5 years 5,796 14.8
Other services (except public administration) 15,960 5.1        
Public administration 18,363 5.8     Families with female householder, no husband present 7,096 23.9
        With related children under 18 years 6,734 29.6
             With related children under 5 years 3,329 42.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 71,316 10.5
Private wage and salary workers 237,903 75.7   18 years and over 45,846 9.3
Government workers 55,577 17.7        65 years and over 4,953 7.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 19,736 6.3   Related children under 18 years 24,421 13.2
Unpaid family workers 942 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 16,734 12.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 24,867 20.9
             
 
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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