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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Westmoreland 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 369,993 100.0
      enrolled in school 84,043 100.0   Native 364,716 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 6,022 7.2       Born in United States 363,310 98.2
Kindergarten 4,354 5.2           State of residence 329,522 89.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 38,520 45.8           Different state 33,788 9.1
High school (grades 9-12) 20,313 24.2       Born outside United States 1,406 0.4
College or graduate school 14,834 17.7   Foreign born 5,277 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,381 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,311 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 263,593 100.0       Not a citizen 1,966 0.5
Less than 9th grade 12,508 4.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 25,560 9.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 108,512 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,277 100.0
Some college, no degree 44,503 16.9   Europe 2,858 54.2
Associate degree 19,270 7.3   Asia 1,493 28.3
Bachelor's degree 35,942 13.6   Africa 62 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 17,298 6.6   Oceania 78 1.5
        Latin America 447 8.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.6 (X)   Northern America 339 6.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 350,893 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 303,597 100.0   English only 337,767 96.3
Never married 67,236 22.1   Language other than English 13,126 3.7
Now married, except separated 179,709 59.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,977 1.1
Separated 5,249 1.7   Spanish 3,503 1.0
Widowed 27,721 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,275 0.4
 Female 22,791 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 7,857 2.2
Divorced 23,682 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,963 0.6
 Female 13,197 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,313 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 632 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 369,993 100.0
           under 18 years 4,499 100.0     Total ancestries reported 438,931 118.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,994 44.3   Arab 2,423 0.7
        Czech¹ 4,977 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 293 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 288,713 100.0   Dutch 6,848 1.9
Civilian veterans 45,270 15.7   English 34,339 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,858 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 497 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 103,626 28.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 73,499 100.0   Greek 1,632 0.4
With a disability 4,999 6.8   Hungarian 7,243 2.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 207,221 100.0   Irish¹ 54,648 14.8
With a disability 32,740 15.8   Italian 64,900 17.5
 Percent employed 51.2 (X)   Lithuanian 1,547 0.4
No disability 174,481 84.2   Norwegian 795 0.2
 Percent employed 77.7 (X)   Polish 37,216 10.1
     Population 65 years and over 64,901 100.0   Portuguese 120 0.0
With a disability 25,333 39.0   Russian 4,228 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 9,948 2.7
        Scottish 8,208 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 23,215 6.3
  Population 5 years and over 350,893 100.0   Subsaharan African 382 0.1
Same house in 1995 245,652 70.0   Swedish 4,242 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 103,763 29.6   Swiss 795 0.2
 Same county 65,611 18.7   Ukrainian 4,920 1.3
 Different county 38,152 10.9   United States or American 14,895 4.0
  Same state 26,986 7.7   Welsh 4,797 1.3
  Different state 11,166 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 168 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,478 0.4   Other ancestries 36,171 9.8
 
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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