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Economic Statistics

Whatcom county washington dp 3 profile of selected economic characteristics






NOTE: Data based on a sample except in P3, P4, H3, and H4. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, definitions, and count corrections see http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/datanotes/expsf3.htm.


Subject

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over131,195100.0
In labor force87,36566.6
Civilian labor force
87,20966.5
Employed
80,77361.6
Unemployed
6,4364.9
Percent of civilian labor force
7.4(X)
Armed Forces
1560.1
Not in labor force43,83033.4
Females 16 years and over67,006100.0
In labor force40,60160.6
Civilian labor force
40,58360.6
Employed
37,66556.2
Own children under 6 years12,262100.0
All parents in family in labor force6,57253.6
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over79,263100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone60,12575.9
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled8,38510.6
Public transportation (including taxicab)1,5912.0
Walked3,2874.1
Other means1,8772.4
Worked at home3,9985.0
Mean travel time to work (minutes)20.8(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over80,773100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations25,44531.5
Service occupations13,33116.5
Sales and office occupations21,25226.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,6542.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations8,15510.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations10,93613.5
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining2,6623.3
Construction6,7548.4
Manufacturing9,80712.1
Wholesale trade2,8033.5
Retail trade11,59514.4
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities3,2004.0
Information1,6172.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing3,9174.8
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services6,5698.1
Educational, health and social services16,84920.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services7,7549.6
Other services (except public administration)4,3735.4
Public administration2,8733.6
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers60,78775.3
Government workers12,27515.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business7,3289.1
Unpaid family workers3830.5
INCOME IN 1999
Households64,464100.0
Less than $10,0006,2819.7
$10,000 to $14,9994,3446.7
$15,000 to $24,9998,91113.8
$25,000 to $34,9998,61413.4
$35,000 to $49,99911,59918.0
$50,000 to $74,99913,00320.2
$75,000 to $99,9995,9559.2
$100,000 to $149,9993,7035.7
$150,000 to $199,9991,0161.6
$200,000 or more1,0381.6
Median household income (dollars)40,005(X)
With earnings52,35581.2
Mean earnings (dollars)
48,469(X)
With Social Security income15,33723.8
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
11,634(X)
With Supplemental Security Income2,3553.7
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
7,131(X)
With public assistance income2,0143.1
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,443(X)
With retirement income10,33716.0
Mean retirement income (dollars)
19,060(X)
Families41,330100.0
Less than $10,0001,9774.8
$10,000 to $14,9991,3973.4
$15,000 to $24,9994,29110.4
$25,000 to $34,9995,05612.2
$35,000 to $49,9998,26220.0
$50,000 to $74,99910,33825.0
$75,000 to $99,9995,05312.2
$100,000 to $149,9993,2337.8
$150,000 to $199,9998842.1
$200,000 or more8392.0
Median family income (dollars)49,325(X)
Per capita income (dollars)20,025(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers37,589(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers26,193(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families3,231(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)7.8
With related children under 18 years2,455(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.9
With related children under 5 years
1,420(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.3
Families with female householder, no husband present1,374(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.5
With related children under 18 years1,204(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)31.2
With related children under 5 years
653(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)50.0
Individuals23,003(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.2
18 years and over17,236(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.1
65 years and over
1,560(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)8.3
Related children under 18 years5,541(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.2
Related children 5 to 17 years
3,692(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.7
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over11,986(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)32.7
(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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