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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNorth Carolina

Economic Statistics

Gastonia, North Carolina,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over51,367100.0
In labor force32,17162.6
Civilian labor force
32,15962.6
Employed
30,15458.7
Unemployed
2,0053.9
Percent of civilian labor force
6.2(X)
Armed Forces
120.0
Not in labor force19,19637.4
Females 16 years and over27,349100.0
In labor force15,36456.2
Civilian labor force
15,36456.2
Employed
14,43952.8
Own children under 6 years4,934100.0
All parents in family in labor force2,92659.3
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over29,541100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone24,23182.0
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled4,06813.8
Public transportation (including taxicab)1840.6
Walked3501.2
Other means1920.6
Worked at home5161.7
Mean travel time to work (minutes)22.8(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over30,154100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations8,59928.5
Service occupations3,73612.4
Sales and office occupations7,93726.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations130.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations2,6168.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations7,25324.1
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining550.2
Construction1,7485.8
Manufacturing8,09126.8
Wholesale trade1,1994.0
Retail trade3,49011.6
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,7465.8
Information6112.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing2,0166.7
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services1,7845.9
Educational, health and social services5,19617.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,7905.9
Other services (except public administration)1,4074.7
Public administration1,0213.4
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers25,12083.3
Government workers3,65312.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,3494.5
Unpaid family workers320.1
INCOME IN 1999
Households25,891100.0
Less than $10,0003,33412.9
$10,000 to $14,9992,0497.9
$15,000 to $24,9993,53013.6
$25,000 to $34,9993,39913.1
$35,000 to $49,9994,32516.7
$50,000 to $74,9994,58417.7
$75,000 to $99,9992,1398.3
$100,000 to $149,9991,6656.4
$150,000 to $199,9994431.7
$200,000 or more4231.6
Median household income (dollars)36,924(X)
With earnings20,67579.9
Mean earnings (dollars)
50,727(X)
With Social Security income7,14427.6
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,751(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,3675.3
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,296(X)
With public assistance income8723.4
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,020(X)
With retirement income3,91315.1
Mean retirement income (dollars)
14,293(X)
Families17,982100.0
Less than $10,0001,4548.1
$10,000 to $14,9991,0455.8
$15,000 to $24,9992,22812.4
$25,000 to $34,9992,22212.4
$35,000 to $49,9993,11517.3
$50,000 to $74,9993,75520.9
$75,000 to $99,9991,96710.9
$100,000 to $149,9991,4618.1
$150,000 to $199,9993992.2
$200,000 or more3361.9
Median family income (dollars)44,873(X)
Per capita income (dollars)19,592(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers33,215(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers24,173(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families2,121(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.8
With related children under 18 years1,702(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.5
With related children under 5 years
814(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.4
Families with female householder, no husband present1,227(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.5
With related children under 18 years1,140(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)41.2
With related children under 5 years
560(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)51.5
Individuals9,724(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.0
18 years and over6,194(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.8
65 years and over
1,067(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.8
Related children under 18 years3,435(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.2
Related children 5 to 17 years
2,385(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.3
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over2,814(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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