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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Litchfield 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 182,193 100.0
      enrolled in school 45,238 100.0   Native 172,295 94.6
Nursery school, preschool 3,338 7.4       Born in United States 170,920 93.8
Kindergarten 2,428 5.4           State of residence 121,015 66.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 21,728 48.0           Different state 49,905 27.4
High school (grades 9-12) 10,352 22.9       Born outside United States 1,375 0.8
College or graduate school 7,392 16.3   Foreign born 9,898 5.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,575 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,928 3.3
  Population 25 years and over 127,305 100.0       Not a citizen 3,970 2.2
Less than 9th grade 5,631 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,332 9.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 39,949 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,892 100.0
Some college, no degree 24,120 18.9   Europe 5,106 51.6
Associate degree 10,308 8.1   Asia 1,979 20.0
Bachelor's degree 20,901 16.4   Africa 175 1.8
Graduate or professional degree 14,064 11.0   Oceania 54 0.5
        Latin America 1,659 16.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.9 (X)   Northern America 919 9.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 171,567 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 145,063 100.0   English only 157,582 91.8
Never married 32,837 22.6   Language other than English 13,985 8.2
Now married, except separated 86,434 59.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,773 2.8
Separated 1,560 1.1   Spanish 3,535 2.1
Widowed 10,188 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,244 0.7
 Female 8,294 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 8,618 5.0
Divorced 14,044 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,547 1.5
 Female 8,123 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,302 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 845 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 182,193 100.0
           under 18 years 2,202 100.0     Total ancestries reported 229,798 126.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 682 31.0   Arab 1,206 0.7
        Czech¹ 1,534 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 707 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 137,478 100.0   Dutch 2,036 1.1
Civilian veterans 19,103 13.9   English 26,778 14.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 16,638 9.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7,285 4.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,863 13.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 38,415 100.0   Greek 1,063 0.6
With a disability 2,760 7.2   Hungarian 2,432 1.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 106,762 100.0   Irish¹ 36,310 19.9
With a disability 16,166 15.1   Italian 39,477 21.7
 Percent employed 68.1 (X)   Lithuanian 3,315 1.8
No disability 90,596 84.9   Norwegian 1,516 0.8
 Percent employed 83.6 (X)   Polish 14,959 8.2
     Population 65 years and over 24,538 100.0   Portuguese 1,173 0.6
With a disability 8,670 35.3   Russian 3,353 1.8
        Scotch-Irish 2,742 1.5
        Scottish 4,552 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,015 1.1
  Population 5 years and over 171,567 100.0   Subsaharan African 216 0.1
Same house in 1995 109,368 63.7   Swedish 4,958 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 60,387 35.2   Swiss 861 0.5
 Same county 33,783 19.7   Ukrainian 1,012 0.6
 Different county 26,604 15.5   United States or American 8,454 4.6
  Same state 15,625 9.1   Welsh 1,189 0.7
  Different state 10,979 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 429 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,812 1.1   Other ancestries 18,725 10.3
 
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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