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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 9,546 52.29% 8,710 47.71%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 2,209 12.10% 2,764 15.14%
Management, business, & financial operations: 1,090 5.97% 643 3.52%
Management, except farm managers 588 3.22% 438 2.40%
Farmers & farm managers 341 1.87% 34 0.19%
Business & financial operations: 161 0.88% 171 0.94%
Business operations specialists 110 0.60% 84 0.46%
Financial specialists 51 0.28% 87 0.48%
Professional & related occupations: 1,119 6.13% 2,121 11.62%
Computer & mathematical 54 0.30% 43 0.24%
Architecture & engineering: 167 0.91% 35 0.19%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 98 0.54% 21 0.12%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 69 0.38% 14 0.08%
Life, physical, & social science 66 0.36% 5 0.03%
Community & social services 114 0.62% 196 1.07%
Legal 54 0.30% 61 0.33%
Education, training, & library 454 2.49% 761 4.17%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 53 0.29% 153 0.84%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 157 0.86% 867 4.75%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 127 0.70% 664 3.64%
Health technologists & technicians 30 0.16% 203 1.11%
Service occupations: 1,240 6.79% 2,186 11.97%
Healthcare support 40 0.22% 577 3.16%
Protective services: 311 1.70% 98 0.54%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 229 1.25% 56 0.31%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 82 0.45% 42 0.23%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 443 2.43% 819 4.49%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 384 2.10% 236 1.29%
Personal care & service 62 0.34% 456 2.50%
Sales & office occupations: 1,654 9.06% 3,117 17.07%
Sales & related occupations 1,021 5.59% 1,152 6.31%
Office & administrative support 633 3.47% 1,965 10.76%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 245 1.34% 32 0.18%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 1,732 9.49% 21 0.12%
Construction & extraction: 1,057 5.79% 10 0.05%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 95 0.52% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 766 4.20% 10 0.05%
Extraction 196 1.07% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 675 3.70% 11 0.06%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 2,466 13.51% 590 3.23%
Production 1,150 6.30% 459 2.51%
Transportation & material moving: 1,316 7.21% 131 0.72%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 12 0.07% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 20 0.11% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 715 3.92% 57 0.31%
Rail, water & other transportation 83 0.45% 6 0.03%
Material moving 486 2.66% 68 0.37%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 9,546 52.29% 8,710 47.71%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 982 5.38% 54 0.30%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 632 3.46% 48 0.26%
Mining 350 1.92% 6 0.03%
Construction 871 4.77% 107 0.59%
Manufacturing 1,578 8.64% 498 2.73%
Wholesale trade 414 2.27% 115 0.63%
Retail trade 1,153 6.32% 1,370 7.50%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 896 4.91% 124 0.68%
Transportation & warehousing 640 3.51% 78 0.43%
Utilities 256 1.40% 46 0.25%
Information 141 0.77% 136 0.74%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 201 1.10% 518 2.84%
Finance & insurance 154 0.84% 387 2.12%
Real estate & rental & leasing 47 0.26% 131 0.72%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 371 2.03% 256 1.40%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 139 0.76% 173 0.95%
Management of companies & enterprises 2 0.01% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 230 1.26% 83 0.45%
Educational, health & social services: 1,266 6.93% 3,702 20.28%
Educational services 864 4.73% 1,196 6.55%
Health care & social assistance 402 2.20% 2,506 13.73%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 643 3.52% 940 5.15%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 69 0.38% 104 0.57%
Accommodation & food services 574 3.14% 836 4.58%
Other services (except public administration) 478 2.62% 538 2.95%
Public administration 552 3.02% 352 1.93%

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

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