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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 16,718 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,622 100.0   Native 16,206 96.9
Nursery school, preschool 175 4.8       Born in United States 16,156 96.6
Kindergarten 233 6.4           State of residence 10,945 65.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,808 49.9           Different state 5,211 31.2
High school (grades 9-12) 978 27.0       Born outside United States 50 0.3
College or graduate school 428 11.8   Foreign born 512 3.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 168 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 304 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 11,808 100.0       Not a citizen 208 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,641 13.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,982 16.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,948 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 512 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,346 19.9   Europe 97 18.9
Associate degree 319 2.7   Asia 68 13.3
Bachelor's degree 975 8.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 597 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 309 60.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.3 (X)   Northern America 38 7.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,852 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,549 100.0   English only 15,061 95.0
Never married 2,961 21.9   Language other than English 791 5.0
Now married, except separated 7,529 55.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 338 2.1
Separated 528 3.9   Spanish 588 3.7
Widowed 1,324 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 283 1.8
 Female 1,118 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 147 0.9
Divorced 1,207 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.2
 Female 537 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 56 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,718 100.0
           under 18 years 515 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,942 89.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 238 46.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 13 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 40 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,830 100.0   Dutch 166 1.0
Civilian veterans 2,094 16.3   English 2,196 13.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 240 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 102 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,656 9.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,434 100.0   Greek 24 0.1
With a disability 259 7.5   Hungarian 11 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,149 100.0   Irish¹ 1,623 9.7
With a disability 2,120 23.2   Italian 373 2.2
 Percent employed 52.0 (X)   Lithuanian 33 0.2
No disability 7,029 76.8   Norwegian 47 0.3
 Percent employed 73.8 (X)   Polish 253 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 3,156 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,426 45.2   Russian 35 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 194 1.2
        Scottish 228 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 15,852 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.2
Same house in 1995 10,781 68.0   Swedish 61 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,997 31.5   Swiss 14 0.1
 Same county 2,271 14.3   Ukrainian 13 0.1
 Different county 2,726 17.2   United States or American 1,973 11.8
  Same state 1,522 9.6   Welsh 179 1.1
  Different state 1,204 7.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 74 0.5   Other ancestries 5,406 32.3
 
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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