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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Centre 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 135,758 100.0
      enrolled in school 56,564 100.0   Native 127,929 94.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,902 3.4       Born in United States 126,578 93.2
Kindergarten 1,214 2.1           State of residence 97,505 71.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,225 19.8           Different state 29,073 21.4
High school (grades 9-12) 5,867 10.4       Born outside United States 1,351 1.0
College or graduate school 36,356 64.3   Foreign born 7,829 5.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,167 3.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,963 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 74,785 100.0       Not a citizen 5,866 4.3
Less than 9th grade 2,884 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,947 8.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 25,292 33.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,829 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,960 13.3   Europe 1,876 24.0
Associate degree 3,571 4.8   Asia 4,679 59.8
Bachelor's degree 14,039 18.8   Africa 304 3.9
Graduate or professional degree 13,092 17.5   Oceania 55 0.7
        Latin America 559 7.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.2 (X)   Northern America 356 4.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 129,506 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 115,572 100.0   English only 118,308 91.4
Never married 49,343 42.7   Language other than English 11,198 8.6
Now married, except separated 53,256 46.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,176 3.2
Separated 1,117 1.0   Spanish 2,317 1.8
Widowed 5,141 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 590 0.5
 Female 4,232 3.7   Other Indo-European languages 4,767 3.7
Divorced 6,715 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,664 1.3
 Female 3,593 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,635 2.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,759 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 135,758 100.0
           under 18 years 1,211 100.0     Total ancestries reported 140,819 103.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 466 38.5   Arab 514 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,143 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 246 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 111,255 100.0   Dutch 3,513 2.6
Civilian veterans 11,027 9.9   English 12,822 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,751 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 523 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 36,843 27.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 33,911 100.0   Greek 461 0.3
With a disability 1,522 4.5   Hungarian 963 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 79,178 100.0   Irish¹ 16,316 12.0
With a disability 7,979 10.1   Italian 10,775 7.9
 Percent employed 58.9 (X)   Lithuanian 513 0.4
No disability 71,199 89.9   Norwegian 772 0.6
 Percent employed 73.0 (X)   Polish 6,421 4.7
     Population 65 years and over 13,208 100.0   Portuguese 197 0.1
With a disability 4,706 35.6   Russian 2,105 1.6
        Scotch-Irish 2,877 2.1
        Scottish 2,869 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,453 1.8
  Population 5 years and over 129,506 100.0   Subsaharan African 292 0.2
Same house in 1995 60,754 46.9   Swedish 2,060 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 64,125 49.5   Swiss 685 0.5
 Same county 22,493 17.4   Ukrainian 1,001 0.7
 Different county 41,632 32.1   United States or American 9,420 6.9
  Same state 28,049 21.7   Welsh 1,758 1.3
  Different state 13,583 10.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 283 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 4,627 3.6   Other ancestries 20,243 14.9
 
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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