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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Upshur 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 35,291 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,817 100.0   Native 34,594 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 504 5.7       Born in United States 34,414 97.5
Kindergarten 454 5.1           State of residence 26,443 74.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,445 50.4           Different state 7,971 22.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,368 26.9       Born outside United States 180 0.5
College or graduate school 1,046 11.9   Foreign born 697 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 324 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 272 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 22,977 100.0       Not a citizen 425 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,463 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,974 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,342 36.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 697 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,503 24.0   Europe 77 11.0
Associate degree 1,153 5.0   Asia 77 11.0
Bachelor's degree 1,712 7.5   Africa 23 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 830 3.6   Oceania 20 2.9
        Latin America 497 71.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.3 (X)   Northern America 3 0.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,003 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 27,613 100.0   English only 31,505 95.5
Never married 4,839 17.5   Language other than English 1,498 4.5
Now married, except separated 17,305 62.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 605 1.8
Separated 652 2.4   Spanish 1,243 3.8
Widowed 2,109 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 527 1.6
 Female 1,745 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 148 0.4
Divorced 2,708 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 46 0.1
 Female 1,387 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 88 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,291 100.0
           under 18 years 1,023 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,346 80.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 513 50.1   Arab 44 0.1
        Czech¹ 96 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,768 100.0   Dutch 519 1.5
Civilian veterans 3,906 15.2   English 3,349 9.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 898 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 101 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,056 8.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,516 100.0   Greek 26 0.1
With a disability 690 8.1   Hungarian 4 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,234 100.0   Irish¹ 4,168 11.8
With a disability 4,445 23.1   Italian 289 0.8
 Percent employed 48.6 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 14,789 76.9   Norwegian 134 0.4
 Percent employed 73.6 (X)   Polish 148 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,818 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,279 47.3   Russian 9 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 612 1.7
        Scottish 447 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 33,003 100.0   Subsaharan African 160 0.5
Same house in 1995 19,076 57.8   Swedish 135 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,723 41.6   Swiss 27 0.1
 Same county 5,558 16.8   Ukrainian 9 0.0
 Different county 8,165 24.7   United States or American 5,521 15.6
  Same state 6,523 19.8   Welsh 129 0.4
  Different state 1,642 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 31 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 204 0.6   Other ancestries 8,379 23.7
 
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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