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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nassau 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 57,663 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,083 100.0   Native 56,122 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 998 7.1       Born in United States 55,796 96.8
Kindergarten 685 4.9           State of residence 29,844 51.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,793 48.2           Different state 25,952 45.0
High school (grades 9-12) 3,419 24.3       Born outside United States 326 0.6
College or graduate school 2,188 15.5   Foreign born 1,541 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 573 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 666 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 38,972 100.0       Not a citizen 875 1.5
Less than 9th grade 2,196 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,202 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,415 34.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,541 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,319 21.3   Europe 475 30.8
Associate degree 2,476 6.4   Asia 324 21.0
Bachelor's degree 4,809 12.3   Africa 46 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 2,555 6.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 599 38.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.0 (X)   Northern America 97 6.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 54,148 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 45,797 100.0   English only 52,061 96.1
Never married 8,357 18.2   Language other than English 2,087 3.9
Now married, except separated 29,109 63.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 538 1.0
Separated 782 1.7   Spanish 1,135 2.1
Widowed 2,747 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 327 0.6
 Female 2,269 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 600 1.1
Divorced 4,802 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 0.2
 Female 2,528 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 265 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 57,663 100.0
           under 18 years 1,390 100.0     Total ancestries reported 49,511 85.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 719 51.7   Arab 88 0.2
        Czech¹ 164 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 114 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,993 100.0   Dutch 730 1.3
Civilian veterans 8,051 18.7   English 6,879 11.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,535 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 350 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,198 9.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,819 100.0   Greek 207 0.4
With a disability 826 6.4   Hungarian 103 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 33,588 100.0   Irish¹ 6,421 11.1
With a disability 6,962 20.7   Italian 1,385 2.4
 Percent employed 57.8 (X)   Lithuanian 81 0.1
No disability 26,626 79.3   Norwegian 451 0.8
 Percent employed 76.0 (X)   Polish 748 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 6,950 100.0   Portuguese 120 0.2
With a disability 2,674 38.5   Russian 154 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,270 2.2
        Scottish 1,253 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 66 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 54,148 100.0   Subsaharan African 106 0.2
Same house in 1995 29,756 55.0   Swedish 314 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,984 44.3   Swiss 39 0.1
 Same county 10,204 18.8   Ukrainian 31 0.1
 Different county 13,780 25.4   United States or American 11,665 20.2
  Same state 7,171 13.2   Welsh 244 0.4
  Different state 6,609 12.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 163 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 408 0.8   Other ancestries 9,632 16.7
 
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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