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Wheeling, Virginia,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school7,794100.0
Nursery school, preschool4445.7
Kindergarten4115.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)2,93737.7
High school (grades 9-12)1,76822.7
College or graduate school2,23428.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over21,967100.0
Less than 9th grade1,4476.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma2,52111.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)7,91736.0
Some college, no degree3,98318.1
Associate degree9934.5
Bachelor's degree2,91713.3
Graduate or professional degree2,18910.0
Percent high school graduate or higher81.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher23.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over26,112100.0
Never married7,04227.0
Now married, except separated12,63948.4
Separated4261.6
Widowed2,99211.5
Female
2,4489.4
Divorced3,01311.5
Female
1,8537.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years497100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren22745.7
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over24,849100.0
Civilian veterans3,94915.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years6,282100.0
With a disability3896.2
Population 21 to 64 years16,726100.0
With a disability3,33920.0
Percent employed
47.6(X)
No disability13,38780.0
Percent employed
75.0(X)
Population 65 years and over6,227100.0
With a disability2,50740.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over29,804100.0
Same house in 199518,14960.9
Different house in the U.S. in 199511,40338.3
Same county
6,57922.1
Different county
4,82416.2
Same state
1,8556.2
Different state
2,96910.0
Elsewhere in 19952520.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population31,301100.0
Native30,78498.3
Born in United States
30,65197.9
State of residence
22,80172.8
Different state
7,85025.1
Born outside United States
1330.4
Foreign born5171.7
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1760.6
Naturalized citizen
2920.9
Not a citizen
2250.7
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)517100.0
Europe20639.8
Asia22042.6
Africa163.1
Oceania51.0
Latin America367.0
Northern America346.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over29,804100.0
English only28,59695.9
Language other than English1,2084.1
Speak English less than 'very well
4271.4
Spanish
3911.3
Speak English less than "very well"
1650.6
Other Indo-European languages
6602.2
Speak English less than "very well"
1840.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
950.3
Speak English less than "very well"
490.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population31,301100.0

Total ancestries reported

34,844111.3
Arab5291.7
Czech12150.7
Danish440.1
Dutch6142.0
English3,74412.0
French (except Basque)15241.7
French Canadian1160.1
German8,94128.6
Greek5961.9
Hungarian5101.6
Irish15,98819.1
Italian2,3727.6
Lithuanian900.3
Norwegian160.1
Polish2,0476.5
Portuguese90.0
Russian2090.7
Scotch-Irish9162.9
Scottish6172.0
Slovak2390.8
Subsaharan African480.2
Swedish640.2
Swiss1600.5
Ukrainian2100.7
United States or American1,9816.3
Welsh4441.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)210.1
Other ancestries3,68011.8
(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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