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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mifflin 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 46,486 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,564 100.0   Native 46,114 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 598 6.3       Born in United States 45,940 98.8
Kindergarten 542 5.7           State of residence 42,628 91.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,338 55.8           Different state 3,312 7.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,364 24.7       Born outside United States 174 0.4
College or graduate school 722 7.5   Foreign born 372 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 52 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 242 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 31,722 100.0       Not a citizen 130 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,832 8.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,388 13.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,516 52.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 372 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,243 10.2   Europe 222 59.7
Associate degree 1,283 4.0   Asia 67 18.0
Bachelor's degree 2,219 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,241 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 36 9.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.2 (X)   Northern America 47 12.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 43,591 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,968 100.0   English only 40,430 92.7
Never married 7,762 21.0   Language other than English 3,161 7.3
Now married, except separated 21,934 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,528 3.5
Separated 611 1.7   Spanish 343 0.8
Widowed 3,500 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.2
 Female 2,762 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,763 6.3
Divorced 3,161 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,424 3.3
 Female 1,681 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 55 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 46,486 100.0
           under 18 years 674 100.0     Total ancestries reported 39,825 85.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 334 49.6   Arab 17 0.0
        Czech¹ 72 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 34,996 100.0   Dutch 2,302 5.0
Civilian veterans 5,308 15.2   English 3,035 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 667 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 79 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,463 31.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,049 100.0   Greek 93 0.2
With a disability 692 6.9   Hungarian 79 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,517 100.0   Irish¹ 4,569 9.8
With a disability 5,035 19.7   Italian 1,694 3.6
 Percent employed 50.9 (X)   Lithuanian 32 0.1
No disability 20,482 80.3   Norwegian 75 0.2
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 708 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 7,398 100.0   Portuguese 32 0.1
With a disability 2,957 40.0   Russian 110 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 988 2.1
        Scottish 583 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 105 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 43,591 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 29,860 68.5   Swedish 194 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,632 31.3   Swiss 658 1.4
 Same county 10,004 22.9   Ukrainian 118 0.3
 Different county 3,628 8.3   United States or American 5,812 12.5
  Same state 2,689 6.2   Welsh 308 0.7
  Different state 939 2.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 99 0.2   Other ancestries 3,020 6.5
 
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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