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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus Data

Economic Statistics

North Carolina

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over6,290,618100.0
In labor force4,130,57965.7
Civilian labor force
4,039,73264.2
Employed
3,824,74160.8
Unemployed
214,9913.4
Percent of civilian labor force
5.3(X)
Armed Forces
90,8471.4
Not in labor force2,160,03934.3
Females 16 years and over3,251,605100.0
In labor force1,919,83159.0
Civilian labor force
1,910,89658.8
Employed
1,800,56355.4
Own children under 6 years613,366100.0
All parents in family in labor force375,56961.2
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over3,837,773100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone3,046,66679.4
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled538,26414.0
Public transportation (including taxicab)34,8030.9
Walked74,1471.9
Other means40,9421.1
Worked at home102,9512.7
Mean travel time to work (minutes)24.0(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over3,824,741100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations1,192,81631.2
Service occupations517,41813.5
Sales and office occupations947,86524.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations29,1780.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations422,33611.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations715,12818.7
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining61,1851.6
Construction312,0388.2
Manufacturing755,25219.7
Wholesale trade131,3303.4
Retail trade439,86811.5
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities176,4124.6
Information89,7972.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing231,2226.0
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services296,0757.7
Educational, health and social services733,44019.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services265,5856.9
Other services (except public administration)176,9084.6
Public administration155,6294.1
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers3,012,94078.8
Government workers556,23014.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business245,0176.4
Unpaid family workers10,5540.3
INCOME IN 1999
Households3,133,282100.0
Less than $10,000328,77010.5
$10,000 to $14,999201,1236.4
$15,000 to $24,999431,70113.8
$25,000 to $34,999435,97513.9
$35,000 to $49,999553,04117.7
$50,000 to $74,999608,77719.4
$75,000 to $99,999279,0208.9
$100,000 to $149,999188,6216.0
$150,000 to $199,99950,6501.6
$200,000 or more55,6041.8
Median household income (dollars)39,184(X)
With earnings2,553,45281.5
Mean earnings (dollars)
50,814(X)
With Social Security income791,60825.3
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,723(X)
With Supplemental Security Income130,0664.2
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,747(X)
With public assistance income86,3732.8
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,276(X)
With retirement income514,99416.4
Mean retirement income (dollars)
16,831(X)
Families2,173,346100.0
Less than $10,000128,8365.9
$10,000 to $14,99999,8304.6
$15,000 to $24,999255,70611.8
$25,000 to $34,999284,93113.1
$35,000 to $49,999407,15218.7
$50,000 to $74,999497,45122.9
$75,000 to $99,999240,20511.1
$100,000 to $149,999166,1247.6
$150,000 to $199,99944,6702.1
$200,000 or more48,4412.2
Median family income (dollars)46,335(X)
Per capita income (dollars)20,307(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers32,132(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers24,978(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families196,423(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)9.0
With related children under 18 years146,753(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.3
With related children under 5 years
71,615(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.5
Families with female householder, no husband present104,265(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)27.4
With related children under 18 years90,584(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)34.3
With related children under 5 years
42,981(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)45.9
Individuals958,667(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.3
18 years and over647,614(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.0
65 years and over
122,248(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.2
Related children under 18 years301,899(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.7
Related children 5 to 17 years
207,269(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.9
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over320,479(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.2
(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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