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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 62,980 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,744 100.0   Native 62,474 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 711 5.2       Born in United States 62,319 99.0
Kindergarten 777 5.7           State of residence 48,527 77.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,852 42.6           Different state 13,792 21.9
High school (grades 9-12) 3,181 23.1       Born outside United States 155 0.2
College or graduate school 3,223 23.5   Foreign born 506 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 112 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 375 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 43,673 100.0       Not a citizen 131 0.2
Less than 9th grade 4,869 11.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,335 16.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,966 36.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 506 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,676 17.6   Europe 161 31.8
Associate degree 1,782 4.1   Asia 264 52.2
Bachelor's degree 3,767 8.6   Africa 6 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 2,278 5.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 40 7.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.1 (X)   Northern America 35 6.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 59,323 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 52,144 100.0   English only 58,016 97.8
Never married 10,930 21.0   Language other than English 1,307 2.2
Now married, except separated 29,260 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 305 0.5
Separated 860 1.6   Spanish 508 0.9
Widowed 5,383 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 147 0.2
 Female 4,537 8.7   Other Indo-European languages 489 0.8
Divorced 5,711 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.2
 Female 3,015 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 204 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 62,980 100.0
           under 18 years 1,196 100.0     Total ancestries reported 48,555 77.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 662 55.4   Arab 189 0.3
        Czech¹ 47 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 49,664 100.0   Dutch 1,134 1.8
Civilian veterans 7,317 14.7   English 6,089 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 889 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 67 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,804 9.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,297 100.0   Greek 89 0.1
With a disability 1,139 9.3   Hungarian 185 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 35,934 100.0   Irish¹ 6,040 9.6
With a disability 10,218 28.4   Italian 1,703 2.7
 Percent employed 35.6 (X)   Lithuanian 36 0.1
No disability 25,716 71.6   Norwegian 50 0.1
 Percent employed 68.9 (X)   Polish 304 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 10,549 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 5,438 51.5   Russian 120 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,120 1.8
        Scottish 835 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 59,323 100.0   Subsaharan African 194 0.3
Same house in 1995 37,673 63.5   Swedish 111 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,505 36.3   Swiss 16 0.0
 Same county 13,677 23.1   Ukrainian 48 0.1
 Different county 7,828 13.2   United States or American 14,410 22.9
  Same state 3,105 5.2   Welsh 323 0.5
  Different state 4,723 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 32 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 145 0.2   Other ancestries 8,661 13.8
 
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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