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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Economic Statistics

Boston, Massachusetts,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over484,995100.0
In labor force308,39563.6
Civilian labor force
308,10763.5
Employed
285,85958.9
Unemployed
22,2484.6
Percent of civilian labor force
7.2(X)
Armed Forces
2880.1
Not in labor force176,60036.4
Females 16 years and over254,891100.0
In labor force152,91060.0
Civilian labor force
152,86460.0
Employed
142,63556.0
Own children under 6 years35,204100.0
All parents in family in labor force19,96956.7
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over278,463100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone115,61841.5
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled25,6629.2
Public transportation (including taxicab)89,90632.3
Walked36,32313.0
Other means4,3611.6
Worked at home6,5932.4
Mean travel time to work (minutes)28.8(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over285,859100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations123,85043.3
Service occupations50,83917.8
Sales and office occupations73,19925.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations2230.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations14,1184.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations23,6308.3
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining2960.1
Construction10,8483.8
Manufacturing17,2976.1
Wholesale trade5,5171.9
Retail trade24,3758.5
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities11,6454.1
Information12,6754.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing29,79910.4
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services42,62514.9
Educational, health and social services76,50826.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services26,2279.2
Other services (except public administration)13,3654.7
Public administration14,6825.1
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers234,55882.1
Government workers38,00413.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business12,9884.5
Unpaid family workers3090.1
INCOME IN 1999
Households239,603100.0
Less than $10,00037,23015.5
$10,000 to $14,99915,7646.6
$15,000 to $24,99927,27611.4
$25,000 to $34,99927,49611.5
$35,000 to $49,99935,92815.0
$50,000 to $74,99941,49617.3
$75,000 to $99,99923,7849.9
$100,000 to $149,99918,4967.7
$150,000 to $199,9995,4912.3
$200,000 or more6,6422.8
Median household income (dollars)39,629(X)
With earnings189,45479.1
Mean earnings (dollars)
60,165(X)
With Social Security income44,83118.7
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,243(X)
With Supplemental Security Income17,1587.2
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,569(X)
With public assistance income9,7664.1
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,917(X)
With retirement income26,23410.9
Mean retirement income (dollars)
15,498(X)
Families116,657100.0
Less than $10,00012,60210.8
$10,000 to $14,9997,1186.1
$15,000 to $24,99913,34811.4
$25,000 to $34,99913,54811.6
$35,000 to $49,99917,59515.1
$50,000 to $74,99922,54519.3
$75,000 to $99,99912,90911.1
$100,000 to $149,99910,0618.6
$150,000 to $199,9993,1752.7
$200,000 or more3,7563.2
Median family income (dollars)44,151(X)
Per capita income (dollars)23,353(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers37,435(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers32,421(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families17,892(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.3
With related children under 18 years13,811(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.2
With related children under 5 years
6,534(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.5
Families with female householder, no husband present11,275(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)29.0
With related children under 18 years9,801(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)37.4
With related children under 5 years
4,549(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)45.6
Individuals109,128(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.5
18 years and over79,629(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.9
65 years and over
10,432(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.2
Related children under 18 years28,928(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.6
Related children 5 to 17 years
21,062(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.7
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over49,147(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.9
(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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