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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataArkansas

Economic Statistics

West Memphis, Arkansas

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over19,866100.0
In labor force11,63958.6
Civilian labor force
11,63958.6
Employed
10,69753.8
Unemployed
9424.7
Percent of civilian labor force
8.1(X)
Armed Forces
00.0
Not in labor force8,22741.4
Females 16 years and over11,028100.0
In labor force5,90953.6
Civilian labor force
5,90953.6
Employed
5,42749.2
Own children under 6 years2,640100.0
All parents in family in labor force1,48656.3
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over10,511100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone8,42580.2
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled1,54714.7
Public transportation (including taxicab)610.6
Walked1841.8
Other means1791.7
Worked at home1151.1
Mean travel time to work (minutes)20.3(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over10,697100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations2,54023.7
Service occupations1,71916.1
Sales and office occupations2,97227.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations810.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,20311.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations2,18220.4
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining1551.4
Construction7467.0
Manufacturing1,62515.2
Wholesale trade5485.1
Retail trade1,32012.3
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities9368.8
Information1481.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing5084.7
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services8337.8
Educational, health and social services2,10719.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services8507.9
Other services (except public administration)4934.6
Public administration4284.0
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers8,73581.7
Government workers1,47613.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business4664.4
Unpaid family workers200.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households10,015100.0
Less than $10,0001,97919.8
$10,000 to $14,9999209.2
$15,000 to $24,9991,62316.2
$25,000 to $34,9991,46314.6
$35,000 to $49,9991,49314.9
$50,000 to $74,9991,51415.1
$75,000 to $99,9994975.0
$100,000 to $149,9993453.4
$150,000 to $199,9991241.2
$200,000 or more570.6
Median household income (dollars)27,399(X)
With earnings7,85378.4
Mean earnings (dollars)
38,310(X)
With Social Security income2,53925.4
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,649(X)
With Supplemental Security Income8318.3
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,358(X)
With public assistance income5115.1
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
1,834(X)
With retirement income1,32213.2
Mean retirement income (dollars)
12,973(X)
Families7,169100.0
Less than $10,0001,08615.1
$10,000 to $14,9996979.7
$15,000 to $24,9991,06514.9
$25,000 to $34,99994713.2
$35,000 to $49,9991,15716.1
$50,000 to $74,9991,27517.8
$75,000 to $99,9994476.2
$100,000 to $149,9993394.7
$150,000 to $199,9991021.4
$200,000 or more540.8
Median family income (dollars)32,465(X)
Per capita income (dollars)13,679(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers29,977(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers21,007(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,698(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.7
With related children under 18 years1,461(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)34.1
With related children under 5 years
765(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)42.4
Families with female householder, no husband present1,132(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)47.2
With related children under 18 years1,048(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)57.1
With related children under 5 years
548(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)70.5
Individuals7,688(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)28.3
18 years and over4,131(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.4
65 years and over
609(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.3
Related children under 18 years3,553(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)40.9
Related children 5 to 17 years
2,505(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)39.6
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over1,266(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)34.0
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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