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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wetzel 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 17,693 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,967 100.0   Native 17,626 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 265 6.7       Born in United States 17,577 99.3
Kindergarten 205 5.2           State of residence 14,664 82.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,993 50.2           Different state 2,913 16.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,040 26.2       Born outside United States 49 0.3
College or graduate school 464 11.7   Foreign born 67 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 29 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 42 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 12,287 100.0       Not a citizen 25 0.1
Less than 9th grade 975 7.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,780 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,839 47.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 67 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,848 15.0   Europe 18 26.9
Associate degree 567 4.6   Asia 39 58.2
Bachelor's degree 750 6.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 528 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 8 11.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.6 (X)   Northern America 2 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,712 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,294 100.0   English only 16,439 98.4
Never married 2,778 19.4   Language other than English 273 1.6
Now married, except separated 8,587 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 89 0.5
Separated 165 1.2   Spanish 93 0.6
Widowed 1,381 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.3
 Female 1,199 8.4   Other Indo-European languages 137 0.8
Divorced 1,383 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
 Female 637 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 12 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,693 100.0
           under 18 years 235 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,062 79.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 126 53.6   Arab 62 0.4
        Czech¹ 16 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,494 100.0   Dutch 467 2.6
Civilian veterans 1,950 14.5   English 1,634 9.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 299 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,269 18.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,767 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 333 8.8   Hungarian 84 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,050 100.0   Irish¹ 1,839 10.4
With a disability 2,369 23.6   Italian 411 2.3
 Percent employed 40.4 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.1
No disability 7,681 76.4   Norwegian 30 0.2
 Percent employed 63.2 (X)   Polish 300 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,774 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.1
With a disability 1,394 50.3   Russian 11 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 331 1.9
        Scottish 169 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 26 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 16,712 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,283 67.5   Swedish 53 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,418 32.4   Swiss 141 0.8
 Same county 3,434 20.5   Ukrainian 12 0.1
 Different county 1,984 11.9   United States or American 3,306 18.7
  Same state 1,123 6.7   Welsh 116 0.7
  Different state 861 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 11 0.1   Other ancestries 1,451 8.2
 
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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