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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blair 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 129,144 100.0
      enrolled in school 29,585 100.0   Native 127,834 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,965 6.6       Born in United States 127,399 98.6
Kindergarten 1,642 5.6           State of residence 115,832 89.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,632 46.1           Different state 11,567 9.0
High school (grades 9-12) 7,095 24.0       Born outside United States 435 0.3
College or graduate school 5,251 17.7   Foreign born 1,310 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 357 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 918 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 88,366 100.0       Not a citizen 392 0.3
Less than 9th grade 4,228 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,124 11.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 44,107 49.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,310 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,509 14.2   Europe 567 43.3
Associate degree 5,130 5.8   Asia 433 33.1
Bachelor's degree 8,115 9.2   Africa 45 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 4,153 4.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 152 11.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.8 (X)   Northern America 113 8.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 121,866 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 105,162 100.0   English only 118,116 96.9
Never married 26,092 24.8   Language other than English 3,750 3.1
Now married, except separated 57,346 54.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,080 0.9
Separated 2,324 2.2   Spanish 1,049 0.9
Widowed 10,101 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 321 0.3
 Female 8,472 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 2,233 1.8
Divorced 9,299 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 639 0.5
 Female 5,266 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 363 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 129,144 100.0
           under 18 years 2,006 100.0     Total ancestries reported 134,937 104.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,042 51.9   Arab 397 0.3
        Czech¹ 425 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 142 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 99,782 100.0   Dutch 3,291 2.5
Civilian veterans 15,901 15.9   English 9,469 7.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,381 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 321 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 49,435 38.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 27,874 100.0   Greek 292 0.2
With a disability 2,459 8.8   Hungarian 630 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 71,046 100.0   Irish¹ 21,756 16.8
With a disability 14,404 20.3   Italian 12,464 9.7
 Percent employed 55.5 (X)   Lithuanian 245 0.2
No disability 56,642 79.7   Norwegian 187 0.1
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 4,945 3.8
     Population 65 years and over 20,359 100.0   Portuguese 34 0.0
With a disability 8,319 40.9   Russian 468 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 2,397 1.9
        Scottish 2,105 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 706 0.5
  Population 5 years and over 121,866 100.0   Subsaharan African 97 0.1
Same house in 1995 81,255 66.7   Swedish 1,057 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 40,217 33.0   Swiss 483 0.4
 Same county 29,234 24.0   Ukrainian 343 0.3
 Different county 10,983 9.0   United States or American 9,525 7.4
  Same state 6,759 5.5   Welsh 1,626 1.3
  Different state 4,224 3.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 42 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 394 0.3   Other ancestries 9,674 7.5
 
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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