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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataIowa

Economic Statistics

West Des Moines, Iowa

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over35,876100.0
In labor force27,80077.5
Civilian labor force
27,79177.5
Employed
27,33276.2
Unemployed
4591.3
Percent of civilian labor force
1.7(X)
Armed Forces
90.0
Not in labor force8,07622.5
Females 16 years and over19,215100.0
In labor force13,78771.8
Civilian labor force
13,78771.8
Employed
13,59470.7
Own children under 6 years4,238100.0
All parents in family in labor force2,84167.0
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over27,047100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone22,77784.2
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled2,2608.4
Public transportation (including taxicab)5372.0
Walked3211.2
Other means1490.6
Worked at home1,0033.7
Mean travel time to work (minutes)18.0(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over27,332100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations13,66150.0
Service occupations2,6429.7
Sales and office occupations8,32130.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations330.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,1654.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations1,5105.5
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining640.2
Construction1,0793.9
Manufacturing1,6506.0
Wholesale trade1,0503.8
Retail trade3,20511.7
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,0914.0
Information1,2294.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing5,92821.7
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services3,37312.3
Educational, health and social services4,80417.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,7266.3
Other services (except public administration)1,0143.7
Public administration1,1194.1
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers23,12284.6
Government workers2,91510.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,2504.6
Unpaid family workers450.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households19,811100.0
Less than $10,0006543.3
$10,000 to $14,9995873.0
$15,000 to $24,9991,8069.1
$25,000 to $34,9992,30411.6
$35,000 to $49,9993,77519.1
$50,000 to $74,9994,21321.3
$75,000 to $99,9992,77214.0
$100,000 to $149,9992,17711.0
$150,000 to $199,9996453.3
$200,000 or more8784.4
Median household income (dollars)54,139(X)
With earnings17,49388.3
Mean earnings (dollars)
70,442(X)
With Social Security income3,39917.2
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
13,355(X)
With Supplemental Security Income2621.3
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
7,021(X)
With public assistance income2841.4
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,869(X)
With retirement income2,52012.7
Mean retirement income (dollars)
17,237(X)
Families11,955100.0
Less than $10,0002311.9
$10,000 to $14,9991291.1
$15,000 to $24,9995384.5
$25,000 to $34,9998677.3
$35,000 to $49,9991,96116.4
$50,000 to $74,9992,77323.2
$75,000 to $99,9992,25818.9
$100,000 to $149,9991,85815.5
$150,000 to $199,9995724.8
$200,000 or more7686.4
Median family income (dollars)70,600(X)
Per capita income (dollars)31,405(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers45,185(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers31,555(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families336(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)2.8
With related children under 18 years290(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)4.6
With related children under 5 years
153(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)5.3
Families with female householder, no husband present183(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.9
With related children under 18 years177(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.4
With related children under 5 years
82(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.8
Individuals2,085(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)4.5
18 years and over1,470(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)4.3
65 years and over
128(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)3.0
Related children under 18 years533(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)4.7
Related children 5 to 17 years
345(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)4.4
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over1,052(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)10.0
(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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