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Social Statistics for Mercer County, New Jersey

Mercer county new jersey dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school99,649100.0
Nursery school, preschool8,0578.1
Kindergarten4,8184.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)39,18939.3
High school (grades 9-12)18,89819.0
College or graduate school28,68728.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over231,139100.0
Less than 9th grade13,5985.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma28,40712.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)59,14125.6
Some college, no degree39,09416.9
Associate degree12,3935.4
Bachelor's degree42,68018.5
Graduate or professional degree35,82615.5
Percent high school graduate or higher81.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher34.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over280,141100.0
Never married83,79929.9
Now married, except separated148,20752.9
Separated6,6382.4
Widowed19,6557.0
Female
15,9595.7
Divorced21,8427.8
Female
13,2694.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years7,141100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren2,50635.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over266,956100.0
Civilian veterans27,68810.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years78,461100.0
With a disability5,5147.0
Population 21 to 64 years201,082100.0
With a disability33,09616.5
Percent employed
61.0(X)
No disability167,98683.5
Percent employed
77.6(X)
Population 65 years and over41,691100.0
With a disability16,44539.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over328,588100.0
Same house in 1995188,54257.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995126,59138.5
Same county
71,99321.9
Different county
54,59816.6
Same state
24,6407.5
Different state
29,9589.1
Elsewhere in 199513,4554.1
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population350,761100.0
Native302,10286.1
Born in United States
293,21083.6
State of residence
199,29456.8
Different state
93,91626.8
Born outside United States
8,8922.5
Foreign born48,65913.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
23,1976.6
Naturalized citizen
20,2255.8
Not a citizen
28,4348.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)48,659100.0
Europe13,19727.1
Asia13,27027.3
Africa3,1156.4
Oceania1490.3
Latin America17,95336.9
Northern America9752.0
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over328,588100.0
English only262,33679.8
Language other than English66,25220.2
Speak English less than 'very well
27,7898.5
Spanish
29,1678.9
Speak English less than "very well"
15,0274.6
Other Indo-European languages
24,8967.6
Speak English less than "very well"
8,6022.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
8,9602.7
Speak English less than "very well"
3,3621.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population350,761100.0

Total ancestries reported

388,544110.8
Arab2,0690.6
Czech12,2570.6
Danish8330.2
Dutch4,3951.3
English28,2268.0
French (except Basque)15,1101.5
French Canadian11,2660.4
German41,48911.8
Greek1,7400.5
Hungarian7,9492.3
Irish146,08313.1
Italian54,09215.4
Lithuanian1,3460.4
Norwegian1,7610.5
Polish28,0888.0
Portuguese5070.1
Russian7,6032.2
Scotch-Irish3,6821.0
Scottish5,0361.4
Slovak3,7501.1
Subsaharan African4,3861.3
Swedish2,1520.6
Swiss8740.2
Ukrainian3,1250.9
United States or American10,0272.9
Welsh1,8530.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5,0391.4
Other ancestries113,80632.4
(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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