Washington County

INDUSTRY & OCCUPATION

Not only has the makeup of the American workforce evolved over the past fifty years as more and more women have sought jobs outside the home, but work itself has changed as the service sector has grown and employment in manufacturing has declined.

Occupation by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 3,901 57.55% 2,877 42.45%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 645 9.52% 686 10.12%
Management, business, & financial operations: 325 4.79% 208 3.07%
Management, except farm managers 203 2.99% 118 1.74%
Farmers & farm managers 62 0.91% 35 0.52%
Business & financial operations: 60 0.89% 55 0.81%
Business operations specialists 34 0.50% 45 0.66%
Financial specialists 26 0.38% 10 0.15%
Professional & related occupations: 320 4.72% 478 7.05%
Computer & mathematical 0 0.00% 8 0.12%
Architecture & engineering: 70 1.03% 0 0.00%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 23 0.34% 0 0.00%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 47 0.69% 0 0.00%
Life, physical, & social science 78 1.15% 4 0.06%
Community & social services 78 1.15% 59 0.87%
Legal 2 0.03% 0 0.00%
Education, training, & library 48 0.71% 209 3.08%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 10 0.15% 17 0.25%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 34 0.50% 181 2.67%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 32 0.47% 110 1.62%
Health technologists & technicians 2 0.03% 71 1.05%
Service occupations: 217 3.20% 630 9.29%
Healthcare support 21 0.31% 127 1.87%
Protective services: 73 1.08% 46 0.68%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 45 0.66% 29 0.43%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 28 0.41% 17 0.25%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 16 0.24% 236 3.48%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 105 1.55% 115 1.70%
Personal care & service 2 0.03% 106 1.56%
Sales & office occupations: 271 4.00% 972 14.34%
Sales & related occupations 154 2.27% 308 4.54%
Office & administrative support 117 1.73% 664 9.80%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 187 2.76% 47 0.69%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 1,149 16.95% 27 0.40%
Construction & extraction: 671 9.90% 25 0.37%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 92 1.36% 5 0.07%
Construction trades 578 8.53% 20 0.30%
Extraction 1 0.01% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 478 7.05% 2 0.03%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 1,432 21.13% 515 7.60%
Production 922 13.60% 410 6.05%
Transportation & material moving: 510 7.52% 105 1.55%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 5 0.07% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 241 3.56% 51 0.75%
Rail, water & other transportation 56 0.83% 1 0.01%
Material moving 208 3.07% 53 0.78%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 3,901 57.55% 2,877 42.45%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 391 5.77% 109 1.61%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 334 4.93% 109 1.61%
Mining 57 0.84% 0 0.00%
Construction 747 11.02% 40 0.59%
Manufacturing 1,302 19.21% 566 8.35%
Wholesale trade 118 1.74% 17 0.25%
Retail trade 317 4.68% 442 6.52%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 383 5.65% 92 1.36%
Transportation & warehousing 224 3.30% 79 1.17%
Utilities 159 2.35% 13 0.19%
Information 28 0.41% 44 0.65%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 49 0.72% 128 1.89%
Finance & insurance 8 0.12% 121 1.79%
Real estate & rental & leasing 41 0.60% 7 0.10%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 59 0.87% 129 1.90%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 9 0.13% 64 0.94%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 50 0.74% 65 0.96%
Educational, health & social services: 201 2.97% 901 13.29%
Educational services 97 1.43% 375 5.53%
Health care & social assistance 104 1.53% 526 7.76%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 48 0.71% 166 2.45%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 16 0.24% 3 0.04%
Accommodation & food services 32 0.47% 163 2.40%
Other services (except public administration) 137 2.02% 63 0.93%
Public administration 121 1.79% 180 2.66%

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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