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Mercer county missouri dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school809100.0
Nursery school, preschool556.8
Kindergarten445.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)37546.4
High school (grades 9-12)25231.1
College or graduate school8310.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over2,647100.0
Less than 9th grade1897.1
9th to 12th grade, no diploma27410.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,23046.5
Some college, no degree51019.3
Associate degree1224.6
Bachelor's degree2379.0
Graduate or professional degree853.2
Percent high school graduate or higher82.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher12.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over3,087100.0
Never married50116.2
Now married, except separated1,92962.5
Separated351.1
Widowed32410.5
Female
2748.9
Divorced2989.7
Female
1494.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years31100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1548.4
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over2,899100.0
Civilian veterans47116.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years771100.0
With a disability405.2
Population 21 to 64 years1,950100.0
With a disability40120.6
Percent employed
56.1(X)
No disability1,54979.4
Percent employed
82.6(X)
Population 65 years and over786100.0
With a disability33042.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over3,550100.0
Same house in 19952,12659.9
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,41639.9
Same county
53515.1
Different county
88124.8
Same state
42612.0
Different state
45512.8
Elsewhere in 199580.2
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population3,757100.0
Native3,74199.6
Born in United States
3,72799.2
State of residence
2,24859.8
Different state
1,47939.4
Born outside United States
140.4
Foreign born160.4
Entered 1990 to March 2000
40.1
Naturalized citizen
70.2
Not a citizen
90.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)16100.0
Europe850.0
Asia531.3
Africa00.0
Oceania00.0
Latin America16.3
Northern America212.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over3,550100.0
English only3,49498.4
Language other than English561.6
Speak English less than 'very well
170.5
Spanish
220.6
Speak English less than "very well"
110.3
Other Indo-European languages
310.9
Speak English less than "very well"
60.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
20.1
Speak English less than "very well"
00.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population3,757100.0

Total ancestries reported

2,91277.5
Arab00.0
Czech1120.3
Danish90.2
Dutch742.0
English48512.9
French (except Basque)1671.8
French Canadian140.1
German69618.5
Greek00.0
Hungarian00.0
Irish13579.5
Italian180.5
Lithuanian00.0
Norwegian461.2
Polish160.4
Portuguese00.0
Russian00.0
Scotch-Irish1233.3
Scottish651.7
Slovak00.0
Subsaharan African00.0
Swedish170.5
Swiss120.3
Ukrainian00.0
United States or American62116.5
Welsh310.8
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)00.0
Other ancestries2596.9
(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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