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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 85,342 51.21% 81,305 48.79%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 37,028 22.22% 35,015 21.01%
Management, business, & financial operations: 16,104 9.66% 11,342 6.81%
Management, except farm managers 11,147 6.69% 6,592 3.96%
Farmers & farm managers 53 0.03% 27 0.02%
Business & financial operations: 4,904 2.94% 4,723 2.83%
Business operations specialists 2,145 1.29% 2,267 1.36%
Financial specialists 2,759 1.66% 2,456 1.47%
Professional & related occupations: 20,924 12.56% 23,673 14.21%
Computer & mathematical 4,539 2.72% 2,428 1.46%
Architecture & engineering: 3,309 1.99% 596 0.36%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 2,633 1.58% 495 0.30%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 676 0.41% 101 0.06%
Life, physical, & social science 2,774 1.66% 1,557 0.93%
Community & social services 1,171 0.70% 2,027 1.22%
Legal 1,545 0.93% 1,252 0.75%
Education, training, & library 3,710 2.23% 8,618 5.17%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 2,114 1.27% 1,940 1.16%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 1,762 1.06% 5,255 3.15%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 1,326 0.80% 3,562 2.14%
Health technologists & technicians 436 0.26% 1,693 1.02%
Service occupations: 11,507 6.91% 12,380 7.43%
Healthcare support 367 0.22% 2,804 1.68%
Protective services: 3,469 2.08% 811 0.49%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 2,211 1.33% 285 0.17%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 1,258 0.75% 526 0.32%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 3,371 2.02% 3,802 2.28%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 3,389 2.03% 1,695 1.02%
Personal care & service 911 0.55% 3,268 1.96%
Sales & office occupations: 14,512 8.71% 29,653 17.79%
Sales & related occupations 7,645 4.59% 7,132 4.28%
Office & administrative support 6,867 4.12% 22,521 13.51%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 165 0.10% 101 0.06%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 9,809 5.89% 309 0.19%
Construction & extraction: 6,073 3.64% 132 0.08%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 694 0.42% 18 0.01%
Construction trades 5,379 3.23% 114 0.07%
Extraction 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 3,736 2.24% 177 0.11%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 12,321 7.39% 3,847 2.31%
Production 5,613 3.37% 2,448 1.47%
Transportation & material moving: 6,708 4.03% 1,399 0.84%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 228 0.14% 49 0.03%
Aircraft & traffic control 23 0.01% 11 0.01%
Motor vehicle operators 3,191 1.91% 548 0.33%
Rail, water & other transportation 453 0.27% 34 0.02%
Material moving 2,813 1.69% 757 0.45%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 85,342 51.21% 81,305 48.79%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 274 0.16% 188 0.11%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 196 0.12% 170 0.10%
Mining 78 0.05% 18 0.01%
Construction 6,912 4.15% 781 0.47%
Manufacturing 10,484 6.29% 5,506 3.30%
Wholesale trade 3,196 1.92% 1,523 0.91%
Retail trade 8,129 4.88% 7,215 4.33%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 4,669 2.80% 1,745 1.05%
Transportation & warehousing 3,942 2.37% 1,605 0.96%
Utilities 727 0.44% 140 0.08%
Information 4,115 2.47% 3,586 2.15%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 6,816 4.09% 6,456 3.87%
Finance & insurance 5,599 3.36% 5,336 3.20%
Real estate & rental & leasing 1,217 0.73% 1,120 0.67%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 12,092 7.26% 8,654 5.19%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 8,656 5.19% 6,094 3.66%
Management of companies & enterprises 40 0.02% 50 0.03%
Administrative & support & waste management services 3,396 2.04% 2,510 1.51%
Educational, health & social services: 11,642 6.99% 27,243 16.35%
Educational services 7,778 4.67% 13,651 8.19%
Health care & social assistance 3,864 2.32% 13,592 8.16%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 5,119 3.07% 5,033 3.02%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 1,175 0.71% 996 0.60%
Accommodation & food services 3,944 2.37% 4,037 2.42%
Other services (except public administration) 3,704 2.22% 4,236 2.54%
Public administration 8,190 4.91% 9,139 5.48%

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

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