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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Piscataquis 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 17,235 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,892 100.0   Native 16,909 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 239 6.1       Born in United States 16,837 97.7
Kindergarten 186 4.8           State of residence 12,455 72.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,906 49.0           Different state 4,382 25.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,129 29.0       Born outside United States 72 0.4
College or graduate school 432 11.1   Foreign born 326 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 48 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 172 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 12,240 100.0       Not a citizen 154 0.9
Less than 9th grade 838 6.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,575 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,347 43.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 326 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,029 16.6   Europe 94 28.8
Associate degree 820 6.7   Asia 25 7.7
Bachelor's degree 1,153 9.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 478 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 26 8.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.3 (X)   Northern America 181 55.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,408 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,075 100.0   English only 15,842 96.6
Never married 2,709 19.2   Language other than English 566 3.4
Now married, except separated 8,199 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 121 0.7
Separated 204 1.4   Spanish 105 0.6
Widowed 1,255 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.2
 Female 1,013 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 434 2.6
Divorced 1,708 12.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 76 0.5
 Female 836 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 23 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,235 100.0
           under 18 years 152 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,796 114.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 50 32.9   Arab 14 0.1
        Czech¹ 19 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 48 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,206 100.0   Dutch 137 0.8
Civilian veterans 2,494 18.9   English 4,532 26.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,247 18.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 424 2.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 961 5.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,679 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 314 8.5   Hungarian 32 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,709 100.0   Irish¹ 2,628 15.2
With a disability 2,653 27.3   Italian 529 3.1
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 83 0.5
No disability 7,056 72.7   Norwegian 60 0.3
 Percent employed 73.4 (X)   Polish 347 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,858 100.0   Portuguese 75 0.4
With a disability 1,304 45.6   Russian 123 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 439 2.5
        Scottish 1,007 5.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 16,408 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,016 67.1   Swedish 442 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,220 31.8   Swiss 18 0.1
 Same county 2,892 17.6   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 2,328 14.2   United States or American 2,284 13.3
  Same state 1,322 8.1   Welsh 258 1.5
  Different state 1,006 6.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 172 1.0   Other ancestries 2,039 11.8
 
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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