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Merced county california dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school70,396100.0
Nursery school, preschool3,5785.1
Kindergarten3,9925.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)35,01049.7
High school (grades 9-12)16,73923.8
College or graduate school11,07715.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over116,725100.0
Less than 9th grade25,18421.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma17,06314.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)27,90123.9
Some college, no degree25,63222.0
Associate degree8,0496.9
Bachelor's degree8,8827.6
Graduate or professional degree4,0143.4
Percent high school graduate or higher63.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher11.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over149,678100.0
Never married41,55727.8
Now married, except separated82,96155.4
Separated3,4112.3
Widowed8,3805.6
Female
6,9234.6
Divorced13,3698.9
Female
7,8085.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years6,182100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren2,21835.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over138,126100.0
Civilian veterans15,30711.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years63,810100.0
With a disability5,0998.0
Population 21 to 64 years107,957100.0
With a disability26,19924.3
Percent employed
48.8(X)
No disability81,75875.7
Percent employed
66.8(X)
Population 65 years and over19,311100.0
With a disability8,67844.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over192,259100.0
Same house in 199597,14250.5
Different house in the U.S. in 199588,78246.2
Same county
57,22329.8
Different county
31,55916.4
Same state
27,41714.3
Different state
4,1422.2
Elsewhere in 19956,3353.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population210,554100.0
Native158,37075.2
Born in United States
156,26874.2
State of residence
121,95857.9
Different state
34,31016.3
Born outside United States
2,1021.0
Foreign born52,18424.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
18,8288.9
Naturalized citizen
16,8098.0
Not a citizen
35,37516.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)52,184100.0
Europe4,4138.5
Asia9,46918.1
Africa2250.4
Oceania1020.2
Latin America37,76472.4
Northern America2110.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over192,259100.0
English only105,36454.8
Language other than English86,89545.2
Speak English less than 'very well
44,97523.4
Spanish
67,49035.1
Speak English less than "very well"
35,24718.3
Other Indo-European languages
8,9954.7
Speak English less than "very well"
3,6141.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
10,0545.2
Speak English less than "very well"
5,9773.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population210,554100.0

Total ancestries reported

208,51099.0
Arab2770.1
Czech14220.2
Danish8980.4
Dutch3,0091.4
English10,4415.0
French (except Basque)12,8141.3
French Canadian15590.3
German15,9617.6
Greek3360.2
Hungarian3190.2
Irish112,1095.8
Italian6,9703.3
Lithuanian880.0
Norwegian1,6000.8
Polish1,0400.5
Portuguese13,0856.2
Russian2450.1
Scotch-Irish1,6520.8
Scottish1,9660.9
Slovak950.0
Subsaharan African5220.2
Swedish2,0491.0
Swiss4640.2
Ukrainian1160.1
United States or American8,4014.0
Welsh5080.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)860.0
Other ancestries122,47858.2
(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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