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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 23,404 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,164 100.0   Native 23,306 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 304 4.9       Born in United States 23,258 99.4
Kindergarten 289 4.7           State of residence 18,471 78.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,566 41.6           Different state 4,787 20.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,224 19.9       Born outside United States 48 0.2
College or graduate school 1,781 28.9   Foreign born 98 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 40 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 39 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 15,222 100.0       Not a citizen 59 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,726 11.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,137 14.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,769 44.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 98 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,098 13.8   Europe 42 42.9
Associate degree 391 2.6   Asia 44 44.9
Bachelor's degree 1,321 8.7   Africa 7 7.1
Graduate or professional degree 780 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 5 5.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.6 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,149 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,109 100.0   English only 21,673 97.9
Never married 4,640 24.3   Language other than English 476 2.1
Now married, except separated 10,856 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 103 0.5
Separated 315 1.6   Spanish 206 0.9
Widowed 1,405 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.2
 Female 1,177 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 241 1.1
Divorced 1,893 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.2
 Female 1,002 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,404 100.0
           under 18 years 224 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,725 75.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 80 35.7   Arab 28 0.1
        Czech¹ 5 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,098 100.0   Dutch 482 2.1
Civilian veterans 2,573 14.2   English 2,441 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 218 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 61 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,609 15.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,659 100.0   Greek 41 0.2
With a disability 649 11.5   Hungarian 10 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,022 100.0   Irish¹ 2,146 9.2
With a disability 2,882 22.1   Italian 516 2.2
 Percent employed 33.9 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 10,140 77.9   Norwegian 90 0.4
 Percent employed 71.8 (X)   Polish 204 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,319 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,701 51.3   Russian 50 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 403 1.7
        Scottish 331 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 28 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 22,149 100.0   Subsaharan African 24 0.1
Same house in 1995 13,791 62.3   Swedish 128 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,266 37.3   Swiss 68 0.3
 Same county 4,812 21.7   Ukrainian 22 0.1
 Different county 3,454 15.6   United States or American 4,705 20.1
  Same state 1,617 7.3   Welsh 161 0.7
  Different state 1,837 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 92 0.4   Other ancestries 1,946 8.3
 
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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