DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000

Geographic Area: Public And Individual Assistance Area - Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi
[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 3,311,048 100.0     Households 1,617,933 100.0
In labor force 2,002,003 60.5   Less than $10,000 229,868 14.2
     Civilian labor force 1,984,053 59.9   $10,000 to $14,999 131,538 8.1
          Employed 1,848,373 55.8   $15,000 to $24,999 236,519 14.6
          Unemployed 135,680 4.1   $25,000 to $34,999 219,341 13.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 263,303 16.3
     Armed Forces 17,950 0.5   $50,000 to $74,999 281,037 17.4
Not in labor force 1,309,045 39.5   $75,000 to $99,999 130,416 8.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 81,609 5.0
   Females 16 years and over 1,736,888 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 20,189 1.2
In labor force 936,818 53.9   $200,000 or more 24,113 1.5
     Civilian labor force 933,468 53.7   Median household income (dollars) 34,629 (X)
          Employed 866,104 49.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 345,117 100.0   With earnings 1,278,265 79.0
All parents in family in labor force 203,176 58.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 46,894 (X)
        With Social Security income 407,918 25.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,350 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 1,827,759 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 92,918 5.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,435,990 78.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,948 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 243,634 13.3   With public assistance income 49,070 3.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 40,515 2.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,045 (X)
Walked 39,769 2.2   With retirement income 247,185 15.3
Other means 26,797 1.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,635 (X)
Worked at home 41,054 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.0 (X)        
          Families 1,140,947 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 1,848,373 100.0   Less than $10,000 109,250 9.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 72,554 6.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 554,495 30.0   $15,000 to $24,999 147,626 12.9
Service occupations 301,417 16.3   $25,000 to $34,999 150,078 13.2
Sales and office occupations 497,179 26.9    $35,000 to $49,999 200,446 17.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 12,780 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 235,041 20.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 220,585 11.9   $75,000 to $99,999 114,606 10.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 261,917 14.2   $100,000 to $149,999 72,553 6.4
        150,000 to $199,999 17,850 1.6
        $200,000 or more 20,943 1.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,265 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 65,176 3.5   Per capita income (dollars) 763,777 (X)
Construction 152,526 8.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 202,259 10.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 34,013 (X)
Wholesale trade 66,275 3.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,412 (X)
Retail trade 223,899 12.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 99,220 5.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 35,444 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 103,517 5.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 146,025 7.9     Families 165,321 14.5
Educational, health and social services 379,178 20.5   With related children under 18 years 129,375 20.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 180,933 9.8        With related children under 5 years 59,965 24.6
Other services (except public administration) 93,994 5.1        
Public administration 99,927 5.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 98,150 38.5
        With related children under 18 years 86,354 47.3
             With related children under 5 years 39,920 58.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 763,832 18.0
Private wage and salary workers 1,426,711 77.2   18 years and over 478,884 15.5
Government workers 302,485 16.4        65 years and over 70,263 15.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 113,535 6.1   Related children under 18 years 279,932 24.2
Unpaid family workers 5,642 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 199,044 23.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 193,713 29.9
             
 
Date: September 7, 2005
 
-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.