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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 16,957 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,186 100.0   Native 16,852 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 269 6.4       Born in United States 16,825 99.2
Kindergarten 227 5.4           State of residence 12,734 75.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,002 47.8           Different state 4,091 24.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,083 25.9       Born outside United States 27 0.2
College or graduate school 605 14.5   Foreign born 105 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 42 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 46 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 11,529 100.0       Not a citizen 59 0.3
Less than 9th grade 486 4.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,254 10.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,027 43.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 105 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,458 21.3   Europe 52 49.5
Associate degree 848 7.4   Asia 42 40.0
Bachelor's degree 1,074 9.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 382 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 9 8.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.9 (X)   Northern America 2 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,000 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,580 100.0   English only 15,673 98.0
Never married 2,500 18.4   Language other than English 327 2.0
Now married, except separated 8,786 64.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.7
Separated 112 0.8   Spanish 186 1.2
Widowed 982 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 80 0.5
 Female 801 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 120 0.8
Divorced 1,200 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.2
 Female 592 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 12 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 16,957 100.0
           under 18 years 234 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,429 96.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 110 47.0   Arab 10 0.1
        Czech¹ 92 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 86 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,766 100.0   Dutch 468 2.8
Civilian veterans 1,955 15.3   English 2,063 12.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 336 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 26 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,000 23.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,876 100.0   Greek 45 0.3
With a disability 201 5.2   Hungarian 10 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,349 100.0   Irish¹ 2,427 14.3
With a disability 1,381 14.8   Italian 216 1.3
 Percent employed 52.0 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 7,968 85.2   Norwegian 318 1.9
 Percent employed 79.1 (X)   Polish 158 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,561 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,050 41.0   Russian 5 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 402 2.4
        Scottish 343 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 48 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 16,000 100.0   Subsaharan African 15 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,364 64.8   Swedish 1,988 11.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,590 34.9   Swiss 46 0.3
 Same county 2,705 16.9   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 2,885 18.0   United States or American 1,625 9.6
  Same state 1,821 11.4   Welsh 121 0.7
  Different state 1,064 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 46 0.3   Other ancestries 1,565 9.2
 
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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