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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataPennsylvania

Economic Statistics

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over35,568100.0
In labor force19,55755.0
Civilian labor force
19,55055.0
Employed
17,81050.1
Unemployed
1,7404.9
Percent of civilian labor force
8.9(X)
Armed Forces
70.0
Not in labor force16,01145.0
Females 16 years and over18,638100.0
In labor force9,27449.8
Civilian labor force
9,26749.7
Employed
8,52545.7
Own children under 6 years2,398100.0
All parents in family in labor force1,46961.3
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over17,469100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone12,85773.6
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled2,48314.2
Public transportation (including taxicab)3782.2
Walked1,2927.4
Other means2011.2
Worked at home2581.5
Mean travel time to work (minutes)17.7(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over17,810100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations4,29224.1
Service occupations3,26618.3
Sales and office occupations5,49130.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations230.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,4968.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations3,24218.2
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining910.5
Construction8474.8
Manufacturing2,27412.8
Wholesale trade5813.3
Retail trade2,48113.9
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities7784.4
Information5693.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,1836.6
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services1,1706.6
Educational, health and social services4,20023.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,5098.5
Other services (except public administration)8724.9
Public administration1,2557.0
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers14,46881.2
Government workers2,64814.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business6643.7
Unpaid family workers300.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households17,919100.0
Less than $10,0003,07017.1
$10,000 to $14,9992,15012.0
$15,000 to $24,9993,26118.2
$25,000 to $34,9992,66214.9
$35,000 to $49,9992,85415.9
$50,000 to $74,9992,32113.0
$75,000 to $99,9991,0115.6
$100,000 to $149,9994192.3
$150,000 to $199,9991110.6
$200,000 or more600.3
Median household income (dollars)26,711(X)
With earnings12,04567.2
Mean earnings (dollars)
37,813(X)
With Social Security income6,65537.1
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,929(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,2376.9
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,101(X)
With public assistance income7644.3
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,462(X)
With retirement income3,68220.5
Mean retirement income (dollars)
11,102(X)
Families9,876100.0
Less than $10,0007427.5
$10,000 to $14,9997227.3
$15,000 to $24,9991,55915.8
$25,000 to $34,9991,63616.6
$35,000 to $49,9991,95819.8
$50,000 to $74,9991,83918.6
$75,000 to $99,9999309.4
$100,000 to $149,9993443.5
$150,000 to $199,999991.0
$200,000 or more470.5
Median family income (dollars)36,630(X)
Per capita income (dollars)15,050(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers28,737(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers22,471(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,194(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.1
With related children under 18 years901(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.9
With related children under 5 years
422(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.3
Families with female householder, no husband present640(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)27.2
With related children under 18 years573(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)42.4
With related children under 5 years
299(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)54.0
Individuals7,051(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.8
18 years and over4,996(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.0
65 years and over
1,071(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.5
Related children under 18 years2,027(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.1
Related children 5 to 17 years
1,445(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.5
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over3,082(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)29.9
(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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