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Social Statistics

Mercer county kentucky dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school4,555100.0
Nursery school, preschool3357.4
Kindergarten3106.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)2,31650.8
High school (grades 9-12)1,06523.4
College or graduate school52911.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over14,158100.0
Less than 9th grade1,3609.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma2,06914.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)5,89141.6
Some college, no degree2,26616.0
Associate degree6604.7
Bachelor's degree1,2168.6
Graduate or professional degree6964.9
Percent high school graduate or higher75.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher13.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over16,569100.0
Never married2,68316.2
Now married, except separated10,28562.1
Separated1691.0
Widowed1,5149.1
Female
1,2717.7
Divorced1,91811.6
Female
1,0556.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years361100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren16345.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over15,720100.0
Civilian veterans1,91112.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years4,328100.0
With a disability3618.3
Population 21 to 64 years12,074100.0
With a disability2,85023.6
Percent employed
55.5(X)
No disability9,22476.4
Percent employed
78.5(X)
Population 65 years and over2,927100.0
With a disability1,29744.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over19,457100.0
Same house in 199510,67154.8
Different house in the U.S. in 19958,62344.3
Same county
5,07326.1
Different county
3,55018.2
Same state
2,43612.5
Different state
1,1145.7
Elsewhere in 19951630.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population20,817100.0
Native20,45498.3
Born in United States
20,43298.2
State of residence
17,15982.4
Different state
3,27315.7
Born outside United States
220.1
Foreign born3631.7
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2481.2
Naturalized citizen
900.4
Not a citizen
2731.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)363100.0
Europe6217.1
Asia13236.4
Africa00.0
Oceania00.0
Latin America15342.1
Northern America164.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over19,457100.0
English only18,86597.0
Language other than English5923.0
Speak English less than 'very well
2851.5
Spanish
3511.8
Speak English less than "very well"
1640.8
Other Indo-European languages
1510.8
Speak English less than "very well"
660.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
870.4
Speak English less than "very well"
550.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population20,817100.0

Total ancestries reported

16,49379.2
Arab00.0
Czech1240.1
Danish210.1
Dutch3861.9
English2,0329.8
French (except Basque)12531.2
French Canadian1110.1
German1,6107.7
Greek220.1
Hungarian70.0
Irish11,9939.6
Italian1970.9
Lithuanian50.0
Norwegian520.2
Polish540.3
Portuguese190.1
Russian80.0
Scotch-Irish4842.3
Scottish3201.5
Slovak00.0
Subsaharan African340.2
Swedish1310.6
Swiss360.2
Ukrainian110.1
United States or American6,04629.0
Welsh970.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)00.0
Other ancestries2,64012.7
(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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