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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Allegany 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 74,930 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,070 100.0   Native 74,006 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 883 4.9       Born in United States 73,700 98.4
Kindergarten 626 3.5           State of residence 53,131 70.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,163 39.6           Different state 20,569 27.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,877 21.5       Born outside United States 306 0.4
College or graduate school 5,521 30.6   Foreign born 924 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 270 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 464 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 51,205 100.0       Not a citizen 460 0.6
Less than 9th grade 3,330 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,960 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,708 42.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 924 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,445 16.5   Europe 244 26.4
Associate degree 3,554 6.9   Asia 316 34.2
Bachelor's degree 3,872 7.6   Africa 36 3.9
Graduate or professional degree 3,336 6.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 279 30.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.9 (X)   Northern America 49 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 71,215 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 62,528 100.0   English only 69,246 97.2
Never married 14,068 22.5   Language other than English 1,969 2.8
Now married, except separated 36,441 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 585 0.8
Separated 1,274 2.0   Spanish 958 1.3
Widowed 5,893 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 324 0.5
 Female 4,780 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 704 1.0
Divorced 4,852 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 0.2
 Female 2,878 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 267 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 127 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 74,930 100.0
           under 18 years 1,179 100.0     Total ancestries reported 66,447 88.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 569 48.3   Arab 41 0.1
        Czech¹ 166 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 41 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 59,548 100.0   Dutch 1,729 2.3
Civilian veterans 9,594 16.1   English 7,614 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 808 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 94 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 19,261 25.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,353 100.0   Greek 136 0.2
With a disability 1,367 8.9   Hungarian 258 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 38,730 100.0   Irish¹ 9,972 13.3
With a disability 7,386 19.1   Italian 3,144 4.2
 Percent employed 42.6 (X)   Lithuanian 47 0.1
No disability 31,344 80.9   Norwegian 212 0.3
 Percent employed 75.0 (X)   Polish 839 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 12,638 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 5,370 42.5   Russian 149 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,700 2.3
        Scottish 2,818 3.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 74 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 71,215 100.0   Subsaharan African 111 0.1
Same house in 1995 45,860 64.4   Swedish 222 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 25,052 35.2   Swiss 153 0.2
 Same county 14,753 20.7   Ukrainian 52 0.1
 Different county 10,299 14.5   United States or American 8,252 11.0
  Same state 3,345 4.7   Welsh 1,663 2.2
  Different state 6,954 9.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 59 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 303 0.4   Other ancestries 6,832 9.1
 
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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