DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Public Assistance Only Counties and Parishes, AL, LA, and MS.
[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 2,120,218 100.0     Households 1,038,926 100.0
In labor force 1,231,594 58.1   Less than $10,000 178,858 17.2
     Civilian labor force 1,214,914 57.3   $10,000 to $14,999 95,940 9.2
          Employed 1,119,632 52.8   $15,000 to $24,999 165,451 15.9
          Unemployed 95,282 4.5   $25,000 to $34,999 145,081 14.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 163,430 15.7
     Armed Forces 16,680 0.8   $50,000 to $74,999 159,797 15.4
Not in labor force 888,624 41.9   $75,000 to $99,999 67,792 6.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 40,226 3.9
   Females 16 years and over 1,119,903 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 9,726 0.9
In labor force 586,374 52.4   $200,000 or more 12,625 1.2
     Civilian labor force 583,860 52.1   Median household income (dollars) 30,255 (X)
          Employed 534,906 47.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 221,995 100.0   With earnings 789,690 76.0
All parents in family in labor force 135,648 61.1        Mean earnings (dollars)¹ 42,917 (X)
        With Social Security income 288,884 27.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars)¹ 9,711 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 1,112,845 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 76,132 7.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 884,915 79.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)¹ 5,610 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 164,093 14.7   With public assistance income 37,285 3.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 8,869 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars)¹ 1,911 (X)
Walked 20,456 1.8   With retirement income 163,585 15.7
Other means 12,997 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars)¹ 16,031 (X)
Worked at home 21,515 1.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes)¹ 24.7 (X)        
          Families 738,306 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 1,119,632 100.0   Less than $10,000 82,409 11.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 56,866 7.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 315,969 28.2   $15,000 to $24,999 109,731 14.9
Service occupations 176,104 15.7   $25,000 to $34,999 104,538 14.2
Sales and office occupations 282,776 25.3    $35,000 to $49,999 129,625 17.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 14,178 1.3   $50,000 to $74,999 137,803 18.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 126,445 11.3   $75,000 to $99,999 61,006 8.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 204,160 18.2   $100,000 to $149,999 36,717 5.0
        150,000 to $199,999 8,713 1.2
        $200,000 or more 10,898 1.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,897 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 45,014 4.0   Per capita income (dollars)¹ 1,029,787 (X)
Construction 82,189 7.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 168,293 15.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,577 (X)
Wholesale trade 37,152 3.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,085 (X)
Retail trade 132,907 11.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 56,643 5.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 22,731 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 59,238 5.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 61,289 5.5     Families 125,393 17.0
Educational, health and social services 253,265 22.6   With related children under 18 years 96,756 23.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 80,402 7.2        With related children under 5 years 45,364 28.5
Other services (except public administration) 57,371 5.1        
Public administration 63,138 5.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 74,900 42.5
        With related children under 18 years 65,068 51.1
             With related children under 5 years 30,718 61.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 569,708 21.2
Private wage and salary workers 832,307 74.3   18 years and over 352,579 18.2
Government workers 213,072 19.0        65 years and over 63,157 19.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 70,375 6.3   Related children under 18 years 213,323 28.7
Unpaid family workers 3,878 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 151,969 27.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 135,228 34.4
             
 
Date: September 6, 2005
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ 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.