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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 35,982 54.33% 30,251 45.67%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 14,002 21.14% 11,127 16.80%
Management, business, & financial operations: 5,782 8.73% 3,181 4.80%
Management, except farm managers 4,085 6.17% 1,885 2.85%
Farmers & farm managers 466 0.70% 86 0.13%
Business & financial operations: 1,231 1.86% 1,210 1.83%
Business operations specialists 825 1.25% 595 0.90%
Financial specialists 406 0.61% 615 0.93%
Professional & related occupations: 8,220 12.41% 7,946 12.00%
Computer & mathematical 823 1.24% 441 0.67%
Architecture & engineering: 3,063 4.62% 374 0.56%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 2,628 3.97% 254 0.38%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 435 0.66% 120 0.18%
Life, physical, & social science 1,485 2.24% 578 0.87%
Community & social services 428 0.65% 663 1.00%
Legal 211 0.32% 266 0.40%
Education, training, & library 917 1.38% 2,979 4.50%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 536 0.81% 552 0.83%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 757 1.14% 2,093 3.16%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 572 0.86% 1,342 2.03%
Health technologists & technicians 185 0.28% 751 1.13%
Service occupations: 3,952 5.97% 5,411 8.17%
Healthcare support 122 0.18% 932 1.41%
Protective services: 898 1.36% 246 0.37%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 589 0.89% 79 0.12%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 309 0.47% 167 0.25%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 1,293 1.95% 1,728 2.61%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 1,323 2.00% 651 0.98%
Personal care & service 316 0.48% 1,854 2.80%
Sales & office occupations: 4,807 7.26% 11,037 16.66%
Sales & related occupations 3,075 4.64% 3,537 5.34%
Office & administrative support 1,732 2.62% 7,500 11.32%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 1,149 1.73% 475 0.72%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 6,373 9.62% 294 0.44%
Construction & extraction: 3,781 5.71% 178 0.27%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 464 0.70% 7 0.01%
Construction trades 3,296 4.98% 171 0.26%
Extraction 21 0.03% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 2,592 3.91% 116 0.18%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 5,699 8.60% 1,907 2.88%
Production 2,624 3.96% 1,094 1.65%
Transportation & material moving: 3,075 4.64% 813 1.23%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 100 0.15% 72 0.11%
Aircraft & traffic control 45 0.07% 14 0.02%
Motor vehicle operators 1,394 2.10% 286 0.43%
Rail, water & other transportation 235 0.35% 19 0.03%
Material moving 1,301 1.96% 422 0.64%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 35,982 54.33% 30,251 45.67%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 2,036 3.07% 708 1.07%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 2,007 3.03% 708 1.07%
Mining 29 0.04% 0 0.00%
Construction 4,221 6.37% 627 0.95%
Manufacturing 3,514 5.31% 1,450 2.19%
Wholesale trade 1,439 2.17% 585 0.88%
Retail trade 3,414 5.15% 4,281 6.46%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 3,200 4.83% 933 1.41%
Transportation & warehousing 1,613 2.44% 553 0.83%
Utilities 1,587 2.40% 380 0.57%
Information 662 1.00% 642 0.97%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,029 1.55% 1,490 2.25%
Finance & insurance 415 0.63% 963 1.45%
Real estate & rental & leasing 614 0.93% 527 0.80%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 8,582 12.96% 4,577 6.91%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 6,778 10.23% 3,600 5.44%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 14 0.02%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,804 2.72% 963 1.45%
Educational, health & social services: 2,625 3.96% 9,866 14.90%
Educational services 1,499 2.26% 4,056 6.12%
Health care & social assistance 1,126 1.70% 5,810 8.77%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 2,060 3.11% 2,328 3.51%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 430 0.65% 449 0.68%
Accommodation & food services 1,630 2.46% 1,879 2.84%
Other services (except public administration) 1,450 2.19% 1,436 2.17%
Public administration 1,750 2.64% 1,328 2.01%

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

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