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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataConnecticut

Economic Statistics

Meriden, Connecticut

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over44,704100.0
In labor force29,56566.1
Civilian labor force
29,52166.0
Employed
28,10362.9
Unemployed
1,4183.2
Percent of civilian labor force
4.8(X)
Armed Forces
440.1
Not in labor force15,13933.9
Females 16 years and over23,638100.0
In labor force14,38860.9
Civilian labor force
14,38860.9
Employed
13,75058.2
Own children under 6 years4,719100.0
All parents in family in labor force3,05464.7
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over27,345100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone22,81883.4
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled2,83210.4
Public transportation (including taxicab)3321.2
Walked6922.5
Other means1620.6
Worked at home5091.9
Mean travel time to work (minutes)19.4(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over28,103100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations8,11128.9
Service occupations4,73416.8
Sales and office occupations7,82427.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations410.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations2,6339.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations4,76016.9
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining450.2
Construction1,6195.8
Manufacturing5,48719.5
Wholesale trade1,1734.2
Retail trade3,25111.6
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,1864.2
Information1,1424.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing2,0057.1
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services2,0347.2
Educational, health and social services5,91021.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,7506.2
Other services (except public administration)1,2364.4
Public administration1,2654.5
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers23,25482.7
Government workers3,42512.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,3654.9
Unpaid family workers590.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households22,958100.0
Less than $10,0002,1599.4
$10,000 to $14,9991,3986.1
$15,000 to $24,9992,84412.4
$25,000 to $34,9992,77712.1
$35,000 to $49,9993,90317.0
$50,000 to $74,9994,78220.8
$75,000 to $99,9992,84612.4
$100,000 to $149,9991,7667.7
$150,000 to $199,9992711.2
$200,000 or more2120.9
Median household income (dollars)43,237(X)
With earnings18,16479.1
Mean earnings (dollars)
54,178(X)
With Social Security income6,35727.7
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
11,246(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,0784.7
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,373(X)
With public assistance income1,3746.0
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,219(X)
With retirement income3,65915.9
Mean retirement income (dollars)
14,117(X)
Families15,087100.0
Less than $10,0008635.7
$10,000 to $14,9995253.5
$15,000 to $24,9991,63810.9
$25,000 to $34,9991,61310.7
$35,000 to $49,9992,34415.5
$50,000 to $74,9993,72524.7
$75,000 to $99,9992,39015.8
$100,000 to $149,9991,55810.3
$150,000 to $199,9992391.6
$200,000 or more1921.3
Median family income (dollars)52,788(X)
Per capita income (dollars)20,597(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers39,963(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers30,268(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,284(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)8.5
With related children under 18 years1,102(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.1
With related children under 5 years
592(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.5
Families with female householder, no husband present835(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.6
With related children under 18 years809(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)34.3
With related children under 5 years
417(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)48.2
Individuals6,306(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.0
18 years and over3,747(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)8.8
65 years and over
578(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)7.8
Related children under 18 years2,515(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.3
Related children 5 to 17 years
1,730(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.2
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over1,918(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.0
(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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