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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 350,761 100.0
      enrolled in school 99,649 100.0   Native 302,102 86.1
Nursery school, preschool 8,057 8.1       Born in United States 293,210 83.6
Kindergarten 4,818 4.8           State of residence 199,294 56.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 39,189 39.3           Different state 93,916 26.8
High school (grades 9-12) 18,898 19.0       Born outside United States 8,892 2.5
College or graduate school 28,687 28.8   Foreign born 48,659 13.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 23,197 6.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20,225 5.8
  Population 25 years and over 231,139 100.0       Not a citizen 28,434 8.1
Less than 9th grade 13,598 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 28,407 12.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 59,141 25.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 48,659 100.0
Some college, no degree 39,094 16.9   Europe 13,197 27.1
Associate degree 12,393 5.4   Asia 13,270 27.3
Bachelor's degree 42,680 18.5   Africa 3,115 6.4
Graduate or professional degree 35,826 15.5   Oceania 149 0.3
        Latin America 17,953 36.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.8 (X)   Northern America 975 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 328,588 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 280,141 100.0   English only 262,336 79.8
Never married 83,799 29.9   Language other than English 66,252 20.2
Now married, except separated 148,207 52.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27,789 8.5
Separated 6,638 2.4   Spanish 29,167 8.9
Widowed 19,655 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,027 4.6
 Female 15,959 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 24,896 7.6
Divorced 21,842 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,602 2.6
 Female 13,269 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8,960 2.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,362 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 350,761 100.0
           under 18 years 7,141 100.0     Total ancestries reported 388,544 110.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,506 35.1   Arab 2,069 0.6
        Czech¹ 2,257 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 833 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 266,956 100.0   Dutch 4,395 1.3
Civilian veterans 27,688 10.4   English 28,226 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,110 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,266 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 41,489 11.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 78,461 100.0   Greek 1,740 0.5
With a disability 5,514 7.0   Hungarian 7,949 2.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 201,082 100.0   Irish¹ 46,083 13.1
With a disability 33,096 16.5   Italian 54,092 15.4
 Percent employed 61.0 (X)   Lithuanian 1,346 0.4
No disability 167,986 83.5   Norwegian 1,761 0.5
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 28,088 8.0
     Population 65 years and over 41,691 100.0   Portuguese 507 0.1
With a disability 16,445 39.4   Russian 7,603 2.2
        Scotch-Irish 3,682 1.0
        Scottish 5,036 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,750 1.1
  Population 5 years and over 328,588 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,386 1.3
Same house in 1995 188,542 57.4   Swedish 2,152 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 126,591 38.5   Swiss 874 0.2
 Same county 71,993 21.9   Ukrainian 3,125 0.9
 Different county 54,598 16.6   United States or American 10,027 2.9
  Same state 24,640 7.5   Welsh 1,853 0.5
  Different state 29,958 9.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5,039 1.4
Elsewhere in 1995 13,455 4.1   Other ancestries 113,806 32.4
 
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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