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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Penobscot 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 144,919 100.0
      enrolled in school 40,435 100.0   Native 141,273 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,891 4.7       Born in United States 139,952 96.6
Kindergarten 1,654 4.1           State of residence 108,942 75.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,067 39.7           Different state 31,010 21.4
High school (grades 9-12) 8,547 21.1       Born outside United States 1,321 0.9
College or graduate school 12,276 30.4   Foreign born 3,646 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,285 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,869 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 95,505 100.0       Not a citizen 1,777 1.2
Less than 9th grade 4,885 5.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,775 9.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 36,639 38.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,646 100.0
Some college, no degree 18,341 19.2   Europe 961 26.4
Associate degree 7,459 7.8   Asia 808 22.2
Bachelor's degree 12,302 12.9   Africa 94 2.6
Graduate or professional degree 7,104 7.4   Oceania 19 0.5
        Latin America 179 4.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.7 (X)   Northern America 1,585 43.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 137,190 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 118,150 100.0   English only 130,938 95.4
Never married 31,303 26.5   Language other than English 6,252 4.6
Now married, except separated 64,142 54.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,704 1.2
Separated 1,438 1.2   Spanish 1,075 0.8
Widowed 7,757 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 316 0.2
 Female 6,265 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 4,267 3.1
Divorced 13,510 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 997 0.7
 Female 7,551 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 579 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 254 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 144,919 100.0
           under 18 years 1,496 100.0     Total ancestries reported 145,791 100.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 632 42.2   Arab 366 0.3
        Czech¹ 291 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 373 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 111,567 100.0   Dutch 1,448 1.0
Civilian veterans 16,582 14.9   English 26,627 18.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 20,621 14.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8,391 5.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,313 5.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 33,382 100.0   Greek 430 0.3
With a disability 2,992 9.0   Hungarian 310 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 84,060 100.0   Irish¹ 21,631 14.9
With a disability 15,843 18.8   Italian 4,981 3.4
 Percent employed 48.6 (X)   Lithuanian 468 0.3
No disability 68,217 81.2   Norwegian 890 0.6
 Percent employed 79.7 (X)   Polish 2,137 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 18,013 100.0   Portuguese 573 0.4
With a disability 7,615 42.3   Russian 646 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 4,204 2.9
        Scottish 6,318 4.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 84 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 137,190 100.0   Subsaharan African 67 0.0
Same house in 1995 80,097 58.4   Swedish 2,030 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 55,672 40.6   Swiss 152 0.1
 Same county 34,253 25.0   Ukrainian 274 0.2
 Different county 21,419 15.6   United States or American 19,073 13.2
  Same state 12,462 9.1   Welsh 926 0.6
  Different state 8,957 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 45 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,421 1.0   Other ancestries 14,122 9.7
 
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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