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Berks County, Pennsylvania Economic Statistics

Berks county pennsylvania dp 3 profile of selected economic characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over291,683100.0
In labor force190,70365.4
Civilian labor force
190,55265.3
Employed
180,88162.0
Unemployed
9,6713.3
Percent of civilian labor force
5.1(X)
Armed Forces
1510.1
Not in labor force100,98034.6
Females 16 years and over151,189100.0
In labor force88,40858.5
Civilian labor force
88,36158.4
Employed
83,77655.4
Own children under 6 years26,654100.0
All parents in family in labor force16,07560.3
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over177,831100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone144,14081.1
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled17,82510.0
Public transportation (including taxicab)2,9421.7
Walked6,4533.6
Other means1,3460.8
Worked at home5,1252.9
Mean travel time to work (minutes)22.3(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over180,881100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations53,00529.3
Service occupations24,13913.3
Sales and office occupations47,19326.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,5450.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations16,4519.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations38,54821.3
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3,2151.8
Construction10,5915.9
Manufacturing43,60024.1
Wholesale trade6,8733.8
Retail trade21,80412.1
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities8,8964.9
Information3,0601.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing11,5826.4
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services13,5757.5
Educational, health and social services33,49618.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services11,3846.3
Other services (except public administration)8,6794.8
Public administration4,1262.3
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers153,76685.0
Government workers16,3189.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business10,3205.7
Unpaid family workers4770.3
INCOME IN 1999
Households141,609100.0
Less than $10,00010,7537.6
$10,000 to $14,9997,8255.5
$15,000 to $24,99917,58312.4
$25,000 to $34,99918,30912.9
$35,000 to $49,99924,21617.1
$50,000 to $74,99932,04822.6
$75,000 to $99,99916,42011.6
$100,000 to $149,9999,9937.1
$150,000 to $199,9992,3221.6
$200,000 or more2,1401.5
Median household income (dollars)44,714(X)
With earnings112,86879.7
Mean earnings (dollars)
55,353(X)
With Social Security income41,42029.2
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
12,172(X)
With Supplemental Security Income4,6123.3
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,836(X)
With public assistance income3,3462.4
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,972(X)
With retirement income27,00119.1
Mean retirement income (dollars)
13,841(X)
Families98,882100.0
Less than $10,0004,0944.1
$10,000 to $14,9992,5722.6
$15,000 to $24,9999,1839.3
$25,000 to $34,99911,74011.9
$35,000 to $49,99917,75518.0
$50,000 to $74,99926,09526.4
$75,000 to $99,99914,56514.7
$100,000 to $149,9998,9289.0
$150,000 to $199,9992,0982.1
$200,000 or more1,8521.9
Median family income (dollars)52,997(X)
Per capita income (dollars)21,232(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers38,311(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers26,080(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families6,190(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)6.3
With related children under 18 years4,943(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)10.3
With related children under 5 years
2,472(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.6
Families with female householder, no husband present3,141(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.3
With related children under 18 years2,905(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)32.7
With related children under 5 years
1,433(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)45.2
Individuals34,201(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)9.4
18 years and over22,198(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)8.1
65 years and over
4,048(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)7.6
Related children under 18 years11,620(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.0
Related children 5 to 17 years
8,260(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.3
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over12,400(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.2
(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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