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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Middlesex 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 155,071 100.0
      enrolled in school 39,840 100.0   Native 145,841 94.0
Nursery school, preschool 2,917 7.3       Born in United States 144,105 92.9
Kindergarten 2,109 5.3           State of residence 99,914 64.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,713 42.0           Different state 44,191 28.5
High school (grades 9-12) 8,156 20.5       Born outside United States 1,736 1.1
College or graduate school 9,945 25.0   Foreign born 9,230 6.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,107 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,208 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 108,106 100.0       Not a citizen 4,022 2.6
Less than 9th grade 3,554 3.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,630 8.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30,873 28.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,230 100.0
Some college, no degree 20,372 18.8   Europe 4,616 50.0
Associate degree 8,132 7.5   Asia 1,829 19.8
Bachelor's degree 21,745 20.1   Africa 250 2.7
Graduate or professional degree 14,800 13.7   Oceania 26 0.3
        Latin America 1,767 19.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.7 (X)   Northern America 742 8.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 33.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 145,545 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 124,849 100.0   English only 131,757 90.5
Never married 30,754 24.6   Language other than English 13,788 9.5
Now married, except separated 71,929 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,414 3.0
Separated 1,231 1.0   Spanish 3,807 2.6
Widowed 8,057 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,189 0.8
 Female 6,631 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 8,283 5.7
Divorced 12,878 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,561 1.8
 Female 7,442 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,237 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 527 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 155,071 100.0
           under 18 years 1,842 100.0     Total ancestries reported 195,203 125.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 669 36.3   Arab 420 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,433 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 765 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 118,972 100.0   Dutch 1,493 1.0
Civilian veterans 16,191 13.6   English 23,959 15.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,861 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5,673 3.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 19,433 12.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 31,002 100.0   Greek 1,122 0.7
With a disability 1,848 6.0   Hungarian 1,395 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 92,236 100.0   Irish¹ 30,778 19.8
With a disability 13,225 14.3   Italian 32,858 21.2
 Percent employed 64.8 (X)   Lithuanian 1,529 1.0
No disability 79,011 85.7   Norwegian 1,137 0.7
 Percent employed 84.1 (X)   Polish 17,272 11.1
     Population 65 years and over 19,524 100.0   Portuguese 999 0.6
With a disability 6,822 34.9   Russian 2,664 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 1,873 1.2
        Scottish 4,059 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 492 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 145,545 100.0   Subsaharan African 431 0.3
Same house in 1995 85,905 59.0   Swedish 5,661 3.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 57,490 39.5   Swiss 467 0.3
 Same county 27,529 18.9   Ukrainian 690 0.4
 Different county 29,961 20.6   United States or American 5,910 3.8
  Same state 17,832 12.3   Welsh 796 0.5
  Different state 12,129 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 787 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 2,150 1.5   Other ancestries 21,246 13.7
 
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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