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Mercer county pennsylvania dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school29,378100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,5765.4
Kindergarten1,4645.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8)13,31345.3
High school (grades 9-12)7,10424.2
College or graduate school5,92120.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over81,499100.0
Less than 9th grade3,9754.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma9,92112.2
High school graduate (includes equivalency)36,82345.2
Some college, no degree12,28515.1
Associate degree4,4025.4
Bachelor's degree9,19111.3
Graduate or professional degree4,9026.0
Percent high school graduate or higher82.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher17.3(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over97,365100.0
Never married22,41923.0
Now married, except separated55,20356.7
Separated2,2022.3
Widowed8,9069.1
Female
6,9107.1
Divorced8,6358.9
Female
4,6524.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,865100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren79442.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over92,053100.0
Civilian veterans13,77515.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years26,129100.0
With a disability1,9957.6
Population 21 to 64 years63,840100.0
With a disability11,40417.9
Percent employed
52.6(X)
No disability52,43682.1
Percent employed
77.1(X)
Population 65 years and over20,407100.0
With a disability7,56637.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over113,496100.0
Same house in 199574,16465.3
Different house in the U.S. in 199538,91934.3
Same county
24,32421.4
Different county
14,59512.9
Same state
7,8266.9
Different state
6,7696.0
Elsewhere in 19954130.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population120,293100.0
Native118,33798.4
Born in United States
117,64097.8
State of residence
97,85981.4
Different state
19,78116.4
Born outside United States
6970.6
Foreign born1,9561.6
Entered 1990 to March 2000
3970.3
Naturalized citizen
1,3311.1
Not a citizen
6250.5
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,956100.0
Europe95148.6
Asia63632.5
Africa331.7
Oceania20.1
Latin America1849.4
Northern America1507.7
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over113,496100.0
English only108,03495.2
Language other than English5,4624.8
Speak English less than 'very well
2,0051.8
Spanish
1,2691.1
Speak English less than "very well"
4000.4
Other Indo-European languages
3,5803.2
Speak English less than "very well"
1,3601.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
4010.4
Speak English less than "very well"
2020.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population120,293100.0

Total ancestries reported

135,820112.9
Arab3410.3
Czech18590.7
Danish1000.1
Dutch3,5452.9
English13,99111.6
French (except Basque)12,2411.9
French Canadian12430.2
German33,03327.5
Greek3980.3
Hungarian2,5872.2
Irish117,83914.8
Italian13,28111.0
Lithuanian2550.2
Norwegian3560.3
Polish5,5144.6
Portuguese460.0
Russian6910.6
Scotch-Irish5,3734.5
Scottish2,5932.2
Slovak5,3324.4
Subsaharan African590.0
Swedish1,3111.1
Swiss3120.3
Ukrainian6220.5
United States or American6,4095.3
Welsh2,8292.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1090.1
Other ancestries15,55112.9
(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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