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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 8,644 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,442 100.0   Native 8,513 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 103 4.2       Born in United States 8,487 98.2
Kindergarten 160 6.6           State of residence 6,852 79.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,239 50.7           Different state 1,635 18.9
High school (grades 9-12) 789 32.3       Born outside United States 26 0.3
College or graduate school 151 6.2   Foreign born 131 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 55 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 87 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 5,780 100.0       Not a citizen 44 0.5
Less than 9th grade 854 14.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 358 6.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,792 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 131 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,355 23.4   Europe 37 28.2
Associate degree 590 10.2   Asia 11 8.4
Bachelor's degree 662 11.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 169 2.9   Oceania 28 21.4
        Latin America 25 19.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.0 (X)   Northern America 30 22.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,246 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,709 100.0   English only 7,200 87.3
Never married 1,274 19.0   Language other than English 1,046 12.7
Now married, except separated 4,479 66.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 207 2.5
Separated 21 0.3   Spanish 103 1.2
Widowed 497 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.5
 Female 431 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 926 11.2
Divorced 438 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 163 2.0
 Female 183 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,644 100.0
           under 18 years 36 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,523 133.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 20 55.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 154 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 121 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,125 100.0   Dutch 114 1.3
Civilian veterans 860 14.0   English 381 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 139 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,311 73.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,325 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 209 9.0   Hungarian 84 1.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,679 100.0   Irish¹ 734 8.5
With a disability 650 13.9   Italian 88 1.0
 Percent employed 70.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,029 86.1   Norwegian 1,237 14.3
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 125 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,141 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 498 43.6   Russian 719 8.3
        Scotch-Irish 34 0.4
        Scottish 53 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 8,246 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,072 73.6   Swedish 264 3.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,124 25.8   Swiss 30 0.3
 Same county 1,053 12.8   Ukrainian 72 0.8
 Different county 1,071 13.0   United States or American 117 1.4
  Same state 649 7.9   Welsh 42 0.5
  Different state 422 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 50 0.6   Other ancestries 664 7.7
 
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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