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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 120,293 100.0
      enrolled in school 29,378 100.0   Native 118,337 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,576 5.4       Born in United States 117,640 97.8
Kindergarten 1,464 5.0           State of residence 97,859 81.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,313 45.3           Different state 19,781 16.4
High school (grades 9-12) 7,104 24.2       Born outside United States 697 0.6
College or graduate school 5,921 20.2   Foreign born 1,956 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 397 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,331 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 81,499 100.0       Not a citizen 625 0.5
Less than 9th grade 3,975 4.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,921 12.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 36,823 45.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,956 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,285 15.1   Europe 951 48.6
Associate degree 4,402 5.4   Asia 636 32.5
Bachelor's degree 9,191 11.3   Africa 33 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 4,902 6.0   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 184 9.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.9 (X)   Northern America 150 7.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 113,496 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 97,365 100.0   English only 108,034 95.2
Never married 22,419 23.0   Language other than English 5,462 4.8
Now married, except separated 55,203 56.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,005 1.8
Separated 2,202 2.3   Spanish 1,269 1.1
Widowed 8,906 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 400 0.4
 Female 6,910 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 3,580 3.2
Divorced 8,635 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,360 1.2
 Female 4,652 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 401 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 202 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 120,293 100.0
           under 18 years 1,865 100.0     Total ancestries reported 135,820 112.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 794 42.6   Arab 341 0.3
        Czech¹ 859 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 100 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 92,053 100.0   Dutch 3,545 2.9
Civilian veterans 13,775 15.0   English 13,991 11.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,241 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 243 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 33,033 27.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 26,129 100.0   Greek 398 0.3
With a disability 1,995 7.6   Hungarian 2,587 2.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 63,840 100.0   Irish¹ 17,839 14.8
With a disability 11,404 17.9   Italian 13,281 11.0
 Percent employed 52.6 (X)   Lithuanian 255 0.2
No disability 52,436 82.1   Norwegian 356 0.3
 Percent employed 77.1 (X)   Polish 5,514 4.6
     Population 65 years and over 20,407 100.0   Portuguese 46 0.0
With a disability 7,566 37.1   Russian 691 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 5,373 4.5
        Scottish 2,593 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5,332 4.4
  Population 5 years and over 113,496 100.0   Subsaharan African 59 0.0
Same house in 1995 74,164 65.3   Swedish 1,311 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 38,919 34.3   Swiss 312 0.3
 Same county 24,324 21.4   Ukrainian 622 0.5
 Different county 14,595 12.9   United States or American 6,409 5.3
  Same state 7,826 6.9   Welsh 2,829 2.4
  Different state 6,769 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 109 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 413 0.4   Other ancestries 15,551 12.9
 
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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