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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataPennsylvania

Social Statistics

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school11,089100.0
Nursery school, preschool6005.4
Kindergarten4263.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)4,09736.9
High school (grades 9-12)2,10018.9
College or graduate school3,86634.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over29,129100.0
Less than 9th grade1,8926.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma4,87516.7
High school graduate (includes equivalency)12,02741.3
Some college, no degree4,94517.0
Associate degree1,6595.7
Bachelor's degree2,3558.1
Graduate or professional degree1,3764.7
Percent high school graduate or higher76.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher12.8(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over36,056100.0
Never married12,16133.7
Now married, except separated15,15142.0
Separated1,0002.8
Widowed4,52612.6
Female
3,5879.9
Divorced3,2188.9
Female
1,7244.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years685100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren34049.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over34,539100.0
Civilian veterans5,28115.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years9,159100.0
With a disability91810.0
Population 21 to 64 years21,913100.0
With a disability5,44124.8
Percent employed
51.6(X)
No disability16,47275.2
Percent employed
76.8(X)
Population 65 years and over7,960100.0
With a disability3,82748.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over41,067100.0
Same house in 199525,80262.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199515,01336.6
Same county
10,65826.0
Different county
4,35510.6
Same state
2,0805.1
Different state
2,2755.5
Elsewhere in 19952520.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population43,123100.0
Native42,12297.7
Born in United States
41,86597.1
State of residence
36,16583.9
Different state
5,70013.2
Born outside United States
2570.6
Foreign born1,0012.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
5411.3
Naturalized citizen
5331.2
Not a citizen
4681.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,001100.0
Europe41241.2
Asia25525.5
Africa818.1
Oceania00.0
Latin America22022.0
Northern America333.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over41,067100.0
English only38,58794.0
Language other than English2,4806.0
Speak English less than 'very well
7831.9
Spanish
5991.5
Speak English less than "very well"
2020.5
Other Indo-European languages
1,5113.7
Speak English less than "very well"
4241.0
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1380.3
Speak English less than "very well"
780.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population43,123100.0

Total ancestries reported

50,709117.6
Arab9342.2
Czech11180.3
Danish450.1
Dutch7681.8
English2,4585.7
French (except Basque)13260.8
French Canadian1300.1
German7,52317.4
Greek1770.4
Hungarian2100.5
Irish19,41721.8
Italian4,76711.1
Lithuanian1,6443.8
Norwegian270.1
Polish8,54719.8
Portuguese690.2
Russian1,5713.6
Scotch-Irish2270.5
Scottish3710.9
Slovak2,2815.3
Subsaharan African1990.5
Swedish1880.4
Swiss120.0
Ukrainian5231.2
United States or American1,0572.5
Welsh2,6506.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)520.1
Other ancestries4,51810.5
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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