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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 3,757 100.0
      enrolled in school 809 100.0   Native 3,741 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 55 6.8       Born in United States 3,727 99.2
Kindergarten 44 5.4           State of residence 2,248 59.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 375 46.4           Different state 1,479 39.4
High school (grades 9-12) 252 31.1       Born outside United States 14 0.4
College or graduate school 83 10.3   Foreign born 16 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 2,647 100.0       Not a citizen 9 0.2
Less than 9th grade 189 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 274 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,230 46.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 16 100.0
Some college, no degree 510 19.3   Europe 8 50.0
Associate degree 122 4.6   Asia 5 31.3
Bachelor's degree 237 9.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 85 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1 6.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.5 (X)   Northern America 2 12.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,550 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,087 100.0   English only 3,494 98.4
Never married 501 16.2   Language other than English 56 1.6
Now married, except separated 1,929 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.5
Separated 35 1.1   Spanish 22 0.6
Widowed 324 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.3
 Female 274 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 31 0.9
Divorced 298 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.2
 Female 149 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,757 100.0
           under 18 years 31 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,912 77.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 15 48.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,899 100.0   Dutch 74 2.0
Civilian veterans 471 16.2   English 485 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 67 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 696 18.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 771 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 40 5.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,950 100.0   Irish¹ 357 9.5
With a disability 401 20.6   Italian 18 0.5
 Percent employed 56.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,549 79.4   Norwegian 46 1.2
 Percent employed 82.6 (X)   Polish 16 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 786 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 330 42.0   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 123 3.3
        Scottish 65 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,550 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,126 59.9   Swedish 17 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,416 39.9   Swiss 12 0.3
 Same county 535 15.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 881 24.8   United States or American 621 16.5
  Same state 426 12.0   Welsh 31 0.8
  Different state 455 12.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 8 0.2   Other ancestries 259 6.9
 
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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