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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hempstead County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 23,587 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,894 100.0   Native 22,068 93.6
Nursery school, preschool 344 5.8       Born in United States 21,951 93.1
Kindergarten 344 5.8           State of residence 15,797 67.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,932 49.7           Different state 6,154 26.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,342 22.8       Born outside United States 117 0.5
College or graduate school 932 15.8   Foreign born 1,519 6.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,086 4.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 324 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 14,869 100.0       Not a citizen 1,195 5.1
Less than 9th grade 1,684 11.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,900 19.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,699 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,519 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,473 16.6   Europe 61 4.0
Associate degree 482 3.2   Asia 79 5.2
Bachelor's degree 1,071 7.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 560 3.8   Oceania 12 0.8
        Latin America 1,357 89.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.2 (X)   Northern America 10 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,801 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,293 100.0   English only 19,738 90.5
Never married 4,278 23.4   Language other than English 2,063 9.5
Now married, except separated 10,059 55.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,317 6.0
Separated 531 2.9   Spanish 1,769 8.1
Widowed 1,486 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,243 5.7
 Female 1,263 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 244 1.1
Divorced 1,939 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.3
 Female 1,031 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 37 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,587 100.0
           under 18 years 711 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,483 78.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 390 54.9   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,158 100.0   Dutch 183 0.8
Civilian veterans 2,025 11.8   English 1,103 4.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 320 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,089 4.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,604 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 396 7.1   Hungarian 3 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,764 100.0   Irish¹ 1,608 6.8
With a disability 3,088 24.2   Italian 105 0.4
 Percent employed 53.5 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 9,676 75.8   Norwegian 33 0.1
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 53 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,184 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 1,655 52.0   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 245 1.0
        Scottish 113 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,801 100.0   Subsaharan African 270 1.1
Same house in 1995 12,515 57.4   Swedish 56 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,642 39.6   Swiss 66 0.3
 Same county 4,957 22.7   Ukrainian 46 0.2
 Different county 3,685 16.9   United States or American 4,202 17.8
  Same state 2,278 10.4   Welsh 66 0.3
  Different state 1,407 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 644 3.0   Other ancestries 8,881 37.7
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (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. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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