City of Washington, North Carolina
Population Information from 2000 US Census
Demographic Characteristics for Washington, NC
Subject
Number
Percent
Employment Status
 
 
Population 16 years and over
7,438
100
In labor force
3,953
53.1
Civilian labor force
3,953
53.1
Employed
3,479
46.8
Unemployed
474
6.4
Percent of civilian labor force
12
(X)
Armed Forces
0
0
Not in labor force
3,485
46.9
 
 
 
Females 16 years and over
4,330
100
In labor force
2,035
47
Civilian labor force
2,035
47
Employed
1,762
40.7
     
Own children under 6 years
681
100
All parents in family in labor force
539
79.1
 
 
 
Commuting to work
 
 
Workers 16 years and over
3,361
100
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,553
76
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
533
15.9
Public transportation (including taxicab)
34
1
Walked
82
2.4
Other means
24
0.7
Worked at home
135
4
Mean travel time to work (minutes)
18.5
(X)
 
 
 
Employed civil population 16 years and over
3,479
100
Occupation:
 
 
Management, professional and related occupations
1,111
31.9
Service occupations
628
18.1
Sales and office occupations
869
25
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
25
0.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations
374
10.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
472
13.6
 
 
 
Industry
 
 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
117
3.4
Construction
240
6.9
Manufacturing
528
15.2
Wholesale trade
124
3.6
Retail trade
453
13
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
55
1.6
Information
106
3
Finance, insurance, real estate and rental and leasing
136
3.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services
195
5.6
Educational, health and social services
826
23.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accomodation, and food services
349
10
Other services (except public administration)
187
5.4
Public administration
163
4.7
 
 
 
Class of Worker
 
 
Private wage and salary workers
2,558
73.5
Government workers
618
17.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business
303
8.7
Unpaid family workers
0
0
 
 
 
Income in 1999
 
 
Households
3,961
100
Less than $10,000
898
22.7
$10,000 to $14,999
473
11.9
$15,000 to $24,999
716
18.1
$25,000 to $34,999
572
14.4
$35,000 to $49,999
488
12.3
$50,000 to $74,999
433
10.9
$75,000 to $99,999
187
4.7
$100,000 to $149,999
148
3.7
$150,000 to $199,999
38
1
$200,000 or more
8
0.2
Median household income (dollars)
22,057
(X)
 
 
 
With earnings
2,701
68.2
Mean earnings (dollars)
33,443
(X)
With Social Security Income
1,351
34.1
Mean Social Security Income (dollars)
9,238
(X)
With Supplemental Security Income
416
10.5
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
4,743
(X)
With public assistance income
249
6.3
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,971
(X)
With retirement income
800
20.2
Mean retirement income (dollars)
14,987
(X)
 
 
 
Families
2,458
100
Less than $10,000
367
14.9
$10,000 to $14,999
266
10.8
$15,000 to $24,999
445
18.1
$25,000 to $34,999
353
14.4
$35,000 to $49,999
363
14.8
$50,000 to $74,999
330
13.4
$75,000 to $99,999
154
6.3
$100,000 to $149,999
134
5.5
$150,000 to $199,999
38
1.5
$200,000 or more
8
0.3
Median family income (dollars)
30,280
(X)
Per capita income (dollars)
14,319
(X)
Median earnings (dollars)
 
 
Male, full-time, year-round workers
26,053
(X)
Female, full-time, year-round workers
21,641
(X)
 
 
 
Poverty Status in 1999 (below poverty level)
 
 
Families
572
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
23.3
With related children under 18 years
454
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
36.4
With related children under 5 years
190
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
38.5
 
 
 
Families with female householder, no husband present
383
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
52.1
With related children under 18 years
326
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
62.8
With related children under 5 years
130
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
61.9
 
 
 
Individuals
2,626
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
28.7
18 years and over
1,622
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
23.7
65 years and over
324
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
19.3
Related children under 18 years
970
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
42.8
Related childern 5 to 17 years
743
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
45.5
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over
710
(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)
36.8
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