Polk 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 7,562 53.99% 6,444 46.01%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 1,407 10.05% 2,057 14.69%
Management, business, & financial operations: 699 4.99% 495 3.53%
Management, except farm managers 467 3.33% 325 2.32%
Farmers & farm managers 79 0.56% 7 0.05%
Business & financial operations: 153 1.09% 163 1.16%
Business operations specialists 89 0.64% 74 0.53%
Financial specialists 64 0.46% 89 0.64%
Professional & related occupations: 708 5.05% 1,562 11.15%
Computer & mathematical 42 0.30% 61 0.44%
Architecture & engineering: 160 1.14% 25 0.18%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 61 0.44% 23 0.16%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 99 0.71% 2 0.01%
Life, physical, & social science 31 0.22% 24 0.17%
Community & social services 68 0.49% 97 0.69%
Legal 29 0.21% 46 0.33%
Education, training, & library 189 1.35% 769 5.49%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 48 0.34% 101 0.72%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 141 1.01% 439 3.13%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 95 0.68% 198 1.41%
Health technologists & technicians 46 0.33% 241 1.72%
Service occupations: 1,005 7.18% 1,599 11.42%
Healthcare support 15 0.11% 410 2.93%
Protective services: 489 3.49% 228 1.63%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 428 3.06% 185 1.32%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 61 0.44% 43 0.31%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 156 1.11% 481 3.43%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 292 2.08% 235 1.68%
Personal care & service 53 0.38% 245 1.75%
Sales & office occupations: 935 6.68% 2,209 15.77%
Sales & related occupations 532 3.80% 682 4.87%
Office & administrative support 403 2.88% 1,527 10.90%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 323 2.31% 25 0.18%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 2,041 14.57% 61 0.44%
Construction & extraction: 1,265 9.03% 33 0.24%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 213 1.52% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 1,012 7.23% 29 0.21%
Extraction 40 0.29% 4 0.03%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 776 5.54% 28 0.20%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 1,851 13.22% 493 3.52%
Production 860 6.14% 264 1.88%
Transportation & material moving: 991 7.08% 229 1.64%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 33 0.24% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 22 0.16% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 515 3.68% 118 0.84%
Rail, water & other transportation 110 0.79% 7 0.05%
Material moving 311 2.22% 104 0.74%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 7,562 53.99% 6,444 46.01%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 672 4.80% 34 0.24%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 471 3.36% 19 0.14%
Mining 201 1.44% 15 0.11%
Construction 1,334 9.52% 122 0.87%
Manufacturing 1,120 8.00% 349 2.49%
Wholesale trade 263 1.88% 91 0.65%
Retail trade 769 5.49% 863 6.16%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 768 5.48% 170 1.21%
Transportation & warehousing 619 4.42% 99 0.71%
Utilities 149 1.06% 71 0.51%
Information 196 1.40% 119 0.85%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 120 0.86% 394 2.81%
Finance & insurance 62 0.44% 260 1.86%
Real estate & rental & leasing 58 0.41% 134 0.96%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 385 2.75% 393 2.81%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 212 1.51% 246 1.76%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 1 0.01%
Administrative & support & waste management services 173 1.24% 146 1.04%
Educational, health & social services: 524 3.74% 2,196 15.68%
Educational services 325 2.32% 1,095 7.82%
Health care & social assistance 199 1.42% 1,101 7.86%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 339 2.42% 571 4.08%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 60 0.43% 64 0.46%
Accommodation & food services 279 1.99% 507 3.62%
Other services (except public administration) 433 3.09% 432 3.08%
Public administration 639 4.56% 710 5.07%

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

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