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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Somerset 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 50,888 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,942 100.0   Native 50,009 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 577 4.8       Born in United States 49,689 97.6
Kindergarten 615 5.1           State of residence 38,921 76.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,008 50.3           Different state 10,768 21.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,297 27.6       Born outside United States 320 0.6
College or graduate school 1,445 12.1   Foreign born 879 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 189 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 525 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 34,750 100.0       Not a citizen 354 0.7
Less than 9th grade 2,380 6.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,287 12.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,737 45.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 879 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,016 17.3   Europe 292 33.2
Associate degree 2,236 6.4   Asia 74 8.4
Bachelor's degree 2,904 8.4   Africa 13 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,190 3.4   Oceania 42 4.8
        Latin America 31 3.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.8 (X)   Northern America 427 48.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 47,991 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 40,776 100.0   English only 45,911 95.7
Never married 8,831 21.7   Language other than English 2,080 4.3
Now married, except separated 23,593 57.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 496 1.0
Separated 609 1.5   Spanish 256 0.5
Widowed 2,952 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 94 0.2
 Female 2,371 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,632 3.4
Divorced 4,791 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 332 0.7
 Female 2,461 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 125 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 50,888 100.0
           under 18 years 518 100.0     Total ancestries reported 53,339 104.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 169 32.6   Arab 184 0.4
        Czech¹ 70 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 99 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 38,322 100.0   Dutch 479 0.9
Civilian veterans 6,135 16.0   English 11,149 21.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,709 17.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,762 7.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,479 4.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,235 100.0   Greek 92 0.2
With a disability 1,042 9.3   Hungarian 90 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,294 100.0   Irish¹ 7,465 14.7
With a disability 6,620 22.6   Italian 1,659 3.3
 Percent employed 47.3 (X)   Lithuanian 63 0.1
No disability 22,674 77.4   Norwegian 229 0.5
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 905 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 7,007 100.0   Portuguese 293 0.6
With a disability 2,928 41.8   Russian 164 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,117 2.2
        Scottish 2,083 4.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 80 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 47,991 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.0
Same house in 1995 31,525 65.7   Swedish 684 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,240 33.8   Swiss 53 0.1
 Same county 9,453 19.7   Ukrainian 23 0.0
 Different county 6,787 14.1   United States or American 5,955 11.7
  Same state 4,320 9.0   Welsh 250 0.5
  Different state 2,467 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 226 0.5   Other ancestries 5,165 10.1
 
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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