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Economic Statistics

Meridian, Mississippi,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over30,282100.0
In labor force16,52154.6
Civilian labor force
16,25453.7
Employed
14,72048.6
Unemployed
1,5345.1
Percent of civilian labor force
9.4(X)
Armed Forces
2670.9
Not in labor force13,76145.4
Females 16 years and over17,067100.0
In labor force8,38449.1
Civilian labor force
8,35549.0
Employed
7,56944.3
Own children under 6 years3,432100.0
All parents in family in labor force2,15062.6
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over14,603100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone11,58679.3
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled2,08514.3
Public transportation (including taxicab)1010.7
Walked3922.7
Other means2171.5
Worked at home2221.5
Mean travel time to work (minutes)17.6(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over14,720100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations4,54130.8
Service occupations2,83419.3
Sales and office occupations3,92226.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1441.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations9886.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations2,29115.6
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining2141.5
Construction6984.7
Manufacturing2,05414.0
Wholesale trade4342.9
Retail trade1,84812.6
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities6294.3
Information2751.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing6324.3
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services7244.9
Educational, health and social services4,13828.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,3058.9
Other services (except public administration)9696.6
Public administration8005.4
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers11,03475.0
Government workers2,99120.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business6454.4
Unpaid family workers500.3
INCOME IN 1999
Households16,062100.0
Less than $10,0003,76423.4
$10,000 to $14,9991,66210.3
$15,000 to $24,9992,58616.1
$25,000 to $34,9992,19413.7
$35,000 to $49,9992,23813.9
$50,000 to $74,9992,14013.3
$75,000 to $99,9996464.0
$100,000 to $149,9995013.1
$150,000 to $199,999970.6
$200,000 or more2341.5
Median household income (dollars)25,085(X)
With earnings11,04668.8
Mean earnings (dollars)
41,117(X)
With Social Security income5,33433.2
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,676(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,4338.9
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,546(X)
With public assistance income6614.1
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
1,646(X)
With retirement income2,67916.7
Mean retirement income (dollars)
13,450(X)
Families10,108100.0
Less than $10,0001,79317.7
$10,000 to $14,9999529.4
$15,000 to $24,9991,47514.6
$25,000 to $34,9991,40513.9
$35,000 to $49,9991,57315.6
$50,000 to $74,9991,62116.0
$75,000 to $99,9995845.8
$100,000 to $149,9994254.2
$150,000 to $199,999750.7
$200,000 or more2052.0
Median family income (dollars)31,062(X)
Per capita income (dollars)15,255(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers29,404(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers19,702(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families2,482(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.6
With related children under 18 years1,969(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)34.7
With related children under 5 years
1,012(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)45.0
Families with female householder, no husband present1,801(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)48.9
With related children under 18 years1,551(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)56.3
With related children under 5 years
796(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)68.6
Individuals10,936(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)28.6
18 years and over6,581(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.9
65 years and over
1,360(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.0
Related children under 18 years4,355(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)40.8
Related children 5 to 17 years
3,008(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)39.0
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over2,542(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)33.9
(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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