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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Muhlenberg 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 31,839 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,747 100.0   Native 31,728 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 306 4.5       Born in United States 31,696 99.6
Kindergarten 407 6.0           State of residence 26,530 83.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,257 48.3           Different state 5,166 16.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,858 27.5       Born outside United States 32 0.1
College or graduate school 919 13.6   Foreign born 111 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 60 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 46 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 21,676 100.0       Not a citizen 65 0.2
Less than 9th grade 3,352 15.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,071 18.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,812 40.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 111 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,911 13.4   Europe 22 19.8
Associate degree 772 3.6   Asia 44 39.6
Bachelor's degree 813 3.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 945 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 45 40.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,965 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,957 100.0   English only 29,325 97.9
Never married 4,451 17.1   Language other than English 640 2.1
Now married, except separated 16,645 64.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 160 0.5
Separated 307 1.2   Spanish 435 1.5
Widowed 2,132 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.4
 Female 1,806 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 154 0.5
Divorced 2,422 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.1
 Female 1,349 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,839 100.0
           under 18 years 672 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,383 64.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 353 52.5   Arab 58 0.2
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,609 100.0   Dutch 289 0.9
Civilian veterans 2,777 11.3   English 2,661 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 343 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 26 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,857 5.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,757 100.0   Greek 18 0.1
With a disability 841 12.4   Hungarian 29 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,340 100.0   Irish¹ 2,351 7.4
With a disability 4,345 25.1   Italian 248 0.8
 Percent employed 39.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 12,995 74.9   Norwegian 77 0.2
 Percent employed 70.0 (X)   Polish 240 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 4,584 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,367 51.6   Russian 25 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 219 0.7
        Scottish 292 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 29,965 100.0   Subsaharan African 20 0.1
Same house in 1995 20,081 67.0   Swedish 18 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,831 32.8   Swiss 2 0.0
 Same county 7,052 23.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,779 9.3   United States or American 8,135 25.6
  Same state 1,695 5.7   Welsh 99 0.3
  Different state 1,084 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 53 0.2   Other ancestries 3,321 10.4
 
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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