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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Androscoggin 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 103,793 100.0
      enrolled in school 25,970 100.0   Native 101,135 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,289 5.0       Born in United States 100,382 96.7
Kindergarten 1,401 5.4           State of residence 79,228 76.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,773 45.3           Different state 21,154 20.4
High school (grades 9-12) 5,819 22.4       Born outside United States 753 0.7
College or graduate school 5,688 21.9   Foreign born 2,658 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 651 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,601 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 69,560 100.0       Not a citizen 1,057 1.0
Less than 9th grade 6,248 9.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,775 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 27,944 40.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,658 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,962 18.6   Europe 594 22.3
Associate degree 4,638 6.7   Asia 390 14.7
Bachelor's degree 6,858 9.9   Africa 56 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 3,135 4.5   Oceania 14 0.5
        Latin America 226 8.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 1,378 51.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 97,643 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 83,370 100.0   English only 81,607 83.6
Never married 20,678 24.8   Language other than English 16,036 16.4
Now married, except separated 45,237 54.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,010 4.1
Separated 1,135 1.4   Spanish 801 0.8
Widowed 6,327 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 290 0.3
 Female 5,170 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 14,900 15.3
Divorced 9,993 12.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,632 3.7
 Female 5,500 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 299 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 103,793 100.0
           under 18 years 1,033 100.0     Total ancestries reported 107,925 104.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 391 37.9   Arab 51 0.0
        Czech¹ 262 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 380 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 78,789 100.0   Dutch 656 0.6
Civilian veterans 12,451 15.8   English 16,334 15.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 19,520 18.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21,479 20.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,143 5.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 22,911 100.0   Greek 274 0.3
With a disability 2,566 11.2   Hungarian 195 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 59,315 100.0   Irish¹ 11,854 11.4
With a disability 12,519 21.1   Italian 3,401 3.3
 Percent employed 53.3 (X)   Lithuanian 478 0.5
No disability 46,796 78.9   Norwegian 442 0.4
 Percent employed 83.9 (X)   Polish 1,655 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 13,885 100.0   Portuguese 272 0.3
With a disability 6,399 46.1   Russian 341 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,656 1.6
        Scottish 3,520 3.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 349 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 97,643 100.0   Subsaharan African 155 0.1
Same house in 1995 55,347 56.7   Swedish 901 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 41,626 42.6   Swiss 182 0.2
 Same county 27,148 27.8   Ukrainian 47 0.0
 Different county 14,478 14.8   United States or American 8,134 7.8
  Same state 7,066 7.2   Welsh 457 0.4
  Different state 7,412 7.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 115 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 670 0.7   Other ancestries 9,672 9.3
 
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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