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Economic Statistics

Buncombe county north carolina dp 3 profile of selected economic characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over166,200100.0
In labor force106,06663.8
Civilian labor force
105,96563.8
Employed
100,92460.7
Unemployed
5,0413.0
Percent of civilian labor force
4.8(X)
Armed Forces
1010.1
Not in labor force60,13436.2
Females 16 years and over88,000100.0
In labor force50,45557.3
Civilian labor force
50,44157.3
Employed
48,09254.7
Own children under 6 years13,426100.0
All parents in family in labor force8,20361.1
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over99,133100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone78,89079.6
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled12,88813.0
Public transportation (including taxicab)8130.8
Walked1,9712.0
Other means8400.8
Worked at home3,7313.8
Mean travel time to work (minutes)21.1(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over100,924100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations32,33632.0
Service occupations15,69615.6
Sales and office occupations25,76725.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3210.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations10,05210.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations16,75216.6
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining9370.9
Construction7,9287.9
Manufacturing16,67116.5
Wholesale trade3,8943.9
Retail trade12,78112.7
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities3,7063.7
Information2,1152.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing4,6074.6
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services7,2697.2
Educational, health and social services22,93022.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services9,6219.5
Other services (except public administration)5,2235.2
Public administration3,2423.2
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers78,97978.3
Government workers13,59013.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business8,1188.0
Unpaid family workers2370.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households85,743100.0
Less than $10,0008,77110.2
$10,000 to $14,9996,2607.3
$15,000 to $24,99913,10815.3
$25,000 to $34,99912,60514.7
$35,000 to $49,99915,70818.3
$50,000 to $74,99916,14418.8
$75,000 to $99,9996,4567.5
$100,000 to $149,9994,2625.0
$150,000 to $199,9991,0891.3
$200,000 or more1,3401.6
Median household income (dollars)36,666(X)
With earnings67,27578.5
Mean earnings (dollars)
46,143(X)
With Social Security income25,42529.7
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,935(X)
With Supplemental Security Income3,7164.3
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,797(X)
With public assistance income2,4042.8
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,872(X)
With retirement income16,39919.1
Mean retirement income (dollars)
17,737(X)
Families55,955100.0
Less than $10,0002,9405.3
$10,000 to $14,9992,6114.7
$15,000 to $24,9996,81312.2
$25,000 to $34,9997,79713.9
$35,000 to $49,99911,32920.2
$50,000 to $74,99913,32223.8
$75,000 to $99,9995,3899.6
$100,000 to $149,9993,7306.7
$150,000 to $199,9998821.6
$200,000 or more1,1422.0
Median family income (dollars)45,011(X)
Per capita income (dollars)20,384(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers30,705(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers23,870(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families4,338(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)7.8
With related children under 18 years3,282(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.7
With related children under 5 years
1,489(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.5
Families with female householder, no husband present2,319(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.8
With related children under 18 years2,063(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)35.2
With related children under 5 years
939(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)48.5
Individuals22,920(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.4
18 years and over15,938(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)10.2
65 years and over
2,960(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)9.8
Related children under 18 years6,653(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.3
Related children 5 to 17 years
4,618(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.3
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over9,256(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.0
(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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