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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataLouisiana

Economic Statistics

Lafayette, Louisiana,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over85,898100.0
In labor force55,80765.0
Civilian labor force
55,75364.9
Employed
51,25259.7
Unemployed
4,5015.2
Percent of civilian labor force
8.1(X)
Armed Forces
540.1
Not in labor force30,09135.0
Females 16 years and over45,210100.0
In labor force26,01157.5
Civilian labor force
25,99957.5
Employed
23,79952.6
Own children under 6 years8,064100.0
All parents in family in labor force4,96961.6
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over50,350100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone41,51582.5
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled4,6759.3
Public transportation (including taxicab)8971.8
Walked9421.9
Other means8721.7
Worked at home1,4492.9
Mean travel time to work (minutes)21.9(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over51,252100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations20,28939.6
Service occupations7,98515.6
Sales and office occupations14,09727.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations680.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations4,2228.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations4,5919.0
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining4,2778.3
Construction2,2164.3
Manufacturing2,4584.8
Wholesale trade1,9773.9
Retail trade6,55512.8
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities2,2394.4
Information1,1362.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing3,3416.5
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services5,67011.1
Educational, health and social services11,86923.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services5,12210.0
Other services (except public administration)2,4804.8
Public administration1,9123.7
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers40,61279.2
Government workers7,26514.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business3,2306.3
Unpaid family workers1450.3
INCOME IN 1999
Households43,306100.0
Less than $10,0005,92313.7
$10,000 to $14,9993,5958.3
$15,000 to $24,9995,86813.6
$25,000 to $34,9995,72313.2
$35,000 to $49,9996,49515.0
$50,000 to $74,9997,26416.8
$75,000 to $99,9993,7578.7
$100,000 to $149,9992,8696.6
$150,000 to $199,9997851.8
$200,000 or more1,0272.4
Median household income (dollars)35,996(X)
With earnings35,44681.9
Mean earnings (dollars)
51,929(X)
With Social Security income9,52922.0
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,318(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,7894.1
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,326(X)
With public assistance income7781.8
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,084(X)
With retirement income5,20412.0
Mean retirement income (dollars)
16,710(X)
Families27,169100.0
Less than $10,0002,1017.7
$10,000 to $14,9991,6176.0
$15,000 to $24,9993,01511.1
$25,000 to $34,9993,09411.4
$35,000 to $49,9994,25515.7
$50,000 to $74,9995,64620.8
$75,000 to $99,9993,24611.9
$100,000 to $149,9992,5949.5
$150,000 to $199,9996862.5
$200,000 or more9153.4
Median family income (dollars)47,783(X)
Per capita income (dollars)21,031(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers37,729(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers23,606(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families3,139(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.6
With related children under 18 years2,408(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.3
With related children under 5 years
1,170(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.0
Families with female householder, no husband present1,985(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)33.0
With related children under 18 years1,718(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)39.4
With related children under 5 years
818(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)51.3
Individuals17,312(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.3
18 years and over12,234(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.5
65 years and over
1,668(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.5
Related children under 18 years4,979(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.3
Related children 5 to 17 years
3,446(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.0
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over7,003(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)31.2
(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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