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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 24,747 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,036 100.0   Native 24,127 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 302 4.3       Born in United States 24,014 97.0
Kindergarten 292 4.2           State of residence 16,239 65.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,218 31.5           Different state 7,775 31.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,439 20.5       Born outside United States 113 0.5
College or graduate school 2,785 39.6   Foreign born 620 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 403 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 221 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 16,321 100.0       Not a citizen 399 1.6
Less than 9th grade 1,485 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,487 21.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,998 36.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 620 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,862 17.5   Europe 62 10.0
Associate degree 589 3.6   Asia 189 30.5
Bachelor's degree 1,207 7.4   Africa 190 30.6
Graduate or professional degree 693 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 166 26.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.5 (X)   Northern America 13 2.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,590 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,941 100.0   English only 22,595 95.8
Never married 6,461 30.9   Language other than English 995 4.2
Now married, except separated 10,520 50.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 333 1.4
Separated 585 2.8   Spanish 331 1.4
Widowed 1,659 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 147 0.6
 Female 1,302 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 291 1.2
Divorced 1,716 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 103 0.4
 Female 875 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 210 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,747 100.0
           under 18 years 549 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,352 74.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 295 53.7   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 43 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 77 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,162 100.0   Dutch 149 0.6
Civilian veterans 2,793 13.9   English 2,901 11.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 201 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 63 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,504 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,177 100.0   Greek 35 0.1
With a disability 566 10.9   Hungarian 50 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,704 100.0   Irish¹ 1,467 5.9
With a disability 2,857 24.4   Italian 248 1.0
 Percent employed 58.6 (X)   Lithuanian 29 0.1
No disability 8,847 75.6   Norwegian 44 0.2
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Polish 196 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,307 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,562 47.2   Russian 17 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 200 0.8
        Scottish 230 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,590 100.0   Subsaharan African 425 1.7
Same house in 1995 14,593 61.9   Swedish 128 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,744 37.1   Swiss 28 0.1
 Same county 4,181 17.7   Ukrainian 31 0.1
 Different county 4,563 19.3   United States or American 2,767 11.2
  Same state 2,971 12.6   Welsh 117 0.5
  Different state 1,592 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 122 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 253 1.1   Other ancestries 7,252 29.3
 
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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