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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 20,817 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,555 100.0   Native 20,454 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 335 7.4       Born in United States 20,432 98.2
Kindergarten 310 6.8           State of residence 17,159 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,316 50.8           Different state 3,273 15.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,065 23.4       Born outside United States 22 0.1
College or graduate school 529 11.6   Foreign born 363 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 248 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 90 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 14,158 100.0       Not a citizen 273 1.3
Less than 9th grade 1,360 9.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,069 14.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,891 41.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 363 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,266 16.0   Europe 62 17.1
Associate degree 660 4.7   Asia 132 36.4
Bachelor's degree 1,216 8.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 696 4.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 153 42.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.8 (X)   Northern America 16 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,457 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,569 100.0   English only 18,865 97.0
Never married 2,683 16.2   Language other than English 592 3.0
Now married, except separated 10,285 62.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 285 1.5
Separated 169 1.0   Spanish 351 1.8
Widowed 1,514 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 164 0.8
 Female 1,271 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 151 0.8
Divorced 1,918 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.3
 Female 1,055 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 87 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,817 100.0
           under 18 years 361 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,493 79.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 163 45.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 24 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 21 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,720 100.0   Dutch 386 1.9
Civilian veterans 1,911 12.2   English 2,032 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 253 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 11 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,610 7.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,328 100.0   Greek 22 0.1
With a disability 361 8.3   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,074 100.0   Irish¹ 1,993 9.6
With a disability 2,850 23.6   Italian 197 0.9
 Percent employed 55.5 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 9,224 76.4   Norwegian 52 0.2
 Percent employed 78.5 (X)   Polish 54 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,927 100.0   Portuguese 19 0.1
With a disability 1,297 44.3   Russian 8 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 484 2.3
        Scottish 320 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,457 100.0   Subsaharan African 34 0.2
Same house in 1995 10,671 54.8   Swedish 131 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,623 44.3   Swiss 36 0.2
 Same county 5,073 26.1   Ukrainian 11 0.1
 Different county 3,550 18.2   United States or American 6,046 29.0
  Same state 2,436 12.5   Welsh 97 0.5
  Different state 1,114 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 163 0.8   Other ancestries 2,640 12.7
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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