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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: New Haven 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 824,008 100.0
      enrolled in school 225,396 100.0   Native 749,581 91.0
Nursery school, preschool 15,226 6.8       Born in United States 718,723 87.2
Kindergarten 11,642 5.2           State of residence 535,994 65.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 96,897 43.0           Different state 182,729 22.2
High school (grades 9-12) 46,324 20.6       Born outside United States 30,858 3.7
College or graduate school 55,307 24.5   Foreign born 74,427 9.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 29,814 3.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 36,699 4.5
  Population 25 years and over 551,642 100.0       Not a citizen 37,728 4.6
Less than 9th grade 33,326 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 60,411 11.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 169,936 30.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 74,427 100.0
Some college, no degree 100,410 18.2   Europe 30,639 41.2
Associate degree 35,126 6.4   Asia 16,762 22.5
Bachelor's degree 84,217 15.3   Africa 2,560 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 68,216 12.4   Oceania 221 0.3
        Latin America 20,987 28.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.0 (X)   Northern America 3,258 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 771,758 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 654,494 100.0   English only 635,369 82.3
Never married 189,951 29.0   Language other than English 136,389 17.7
Now married, except separated 343,293 52.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 53,719 7.0
Separated 10,016 1.5   Spanish 67,314 8.7
Widowed 49,742 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28,831 3.7
 Female 40,246 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 53,102 6.9
Divorced 61,492 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18,448 2.4
 Female 36,529 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11,523 1.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,089 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 824,008 100.0
           under 18 years 14,586 100.0     Total ancestries reported 954,185 115.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,327 36.5   Arab 3,834 0.5
        Czech¹ 3,516 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,702 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 622,454 100.0   Dutch 5,772 0.7
Civilian veterans 73,863 11.9   English 69,019 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 37,128 4.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 17,978 2.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 73,460 8.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 179,966 100.0   Greek 5,323 0.6
With a disability 14,022 7.8   Hungarian 10,174 1.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 466,994 100.0   Irish¹ 136,869 16.6
With a disability 85,075 18.2   Italian 201,069 24.4
 Percent employed 61.4 (X)   Lithuanian 9,124 1.1
No disability 381,919 81.8   Norwegian 3,535 0.4
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 62,833 7.6
     Population 65 years and over 111,547 100.0   Portuguese 10,456 1.3
With a disability 42,846 38.4   Russian 15,808 1.9
        Scotch-Irish 8,182 1.0
        Scottish 12,913 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4,845 0.6
  Population 5 years and over 771,758 100.0   Subsaharan African 5,928 0.7
Same house in 1995 451,567 58.5   Swedish 12,349 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 297,119 38.5   Swiss 1,589 0.2
 Same county 207,234 26.9   Ukrainian 6,030 0.7
 Different county 89,885 11.6   United States or American 21,155 2.6
  Same state 37,126 4.8   Welsh 3,212 0.4
  Different state 52,759 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7,391 0.9
Elsewhere in 1995 23,072 3.0   Other ancestries 201,991 24.5
 
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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