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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: New Castle 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 500,265 100.0
      enrolled in school 139,816 100.0   Native 467,424 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 10,411 7.4       Born in United States 459,169 91.8
Kindergarten 7,075 5.1           State of residence 244,691 48.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 57,488 41.1           Different state 214,478 42.9
High school (grades 9-12) 27,478 19.7       Born outside United States 8,255 1.7
College or graduate school 37,364 26.7   Foreign born 32,841 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 15,435 3.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14,272 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 324,810 100.0       Not a citizen 18,569 3.7
Less than 9th grade 12,675 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 34,570 10.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 96,294 29.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 32,841 100.0
Some college, no degree 63,540 19.6   Europe 7,454 22.7
Associate degree 21,957 6.8   Asia 11,234 34.2
Bachelor's degree 59,976 18.5   Africa 1,804 5.5
Graduate or professional degree 35,798 11.0   Oceania 52 0.2
        Latin America 11,197 34.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.5 (X)   Northern America 1,100 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 467,203 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 395,714 100.0   English only 417,425 89.3
Never married 116,733 29.5   Language other than English 49,778 10.7
Now married, except separated 206,600 52.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,795 4.2
Separated 7,907 2.0   Spanish 24,481 5.2
Widowed 26,020 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,057 2.6
 Female 21,204 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 15,437 3.3
Divorced 38,454 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,938 0.8
 Female 22,324 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,413 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,219 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 500,265 100.0
           under 18 years 10,752 100.0     Total ancestries reported 553,683 110.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,298 40.0   Arab 1,390 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,689 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,184 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 375,472 100.0   Dutch 6,791 1.4
Civilian veterans 46,908 12.5   English 57,564 11.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,073 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,369 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 71,770 14.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 114,770 100.0   Greek 2,799 0.6
With a disability 9,861 8.6   Hungarian 2,530 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 288,828 100.0   Irish¹ 91,401 18.3
With a disability 47,124 16.3   Italian 58,037 11.6
 Percent employed 62.8 (X)   Lithuanian 2,218 0.4
No disability 241,704 83.7   Norwegian 2,335 0.5
 Percent employed 80.8 (X)   Polish 32,407 6.5
     Population 65 years and over 55,400 100.0   Portuguese 650 0.1
With a disability 20,688 37.3   Russian 4,927 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 7,604 1.5
        Scottish 10,077 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,348 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 467,203 100.0   Subsaharan African 5,982 1.2
Same house in 1995 258,285 55.3   Swedish 4,699 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 196,932 42.2   Swiss 1,051 0.2
 Same county 127,356 27.3   Ukrainian 4,213 0.8
 Different county 69,576 14.9   United States or American 19,607 3.9
  Same state 5,672 1.2   Welsh 5,322 1.1
  Different state 63,904 13.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,148 0.6
Elsewhere in 1995 11,986 2.6   Other ancestries 140,498 28.1
 
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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