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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Worcester 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 46,543 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,832 100.0   Native 45,291 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 641 6.5       Born in United States 45,052 96.8
Kindergarten 528 5.4           State of residence 27,313 58.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,464 45.4           Different state 17,739 38.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,518 25.6       Born outside United States 239 0.5
College or graduate school 1,681 17.1   Foreign born 1,252 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 547 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 595 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 34,092 100.0       Not a citizen 657 1.4
Less than 9th grade 1,745 5.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,500 13.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,641 34.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,252 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,039 20.6   Europe 506 40.4
Associate degree 1,789 5.2   Asia 279 22.3
Bachelor's degree 4,961 14.6   Africa 68 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 2,417 7.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 349 27.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.7 (X)   Northern America 50 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 44,260 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 38,690 100.0   English only 41,998 94.9
Never married 8,511 22.0   Language other than English 2,262 5.1
Now married, except separated 22,502 58.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 858 1.9
Separated 1,031 2.7   Spanish 871 2.0
Widowed 3,401 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 369 0.8
 Female 2,728 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 957 2.2
Divorced 3,245 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 291 0.7
 Female 1,777 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 202 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 141 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 46,543 100.0
           under 18 years 1,058 100.0     Total ancestries reported 47,377 101.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 551 52.1   Arab 137 0.3
        Czech¹ 200 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 86 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 36,947 100.0   Dutch 660 1.4
Civilian veterans 6,730 18.2   English 6,878 14.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 924 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 301 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,317 17.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,515 100.0   Greek 379 0.8
With a disability 756 8.9   Hungarian 211 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,996 100.0   Irish¹ 7,050 15.1
With a disability 5,025 19.3   Italian 2,632 5.7
 Percent employed 61.5 (X)   Lithuanian 183 0.4
No disability 20,971 80.7   Norwegian 249 0.5
 Percent employed 75.8 (X)   Polish 1,568 3.4
     Population 65 years and over 9,058 100.0   Portuguese 44 0.1
With a disability 3,373 37.2   Russian 273 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 715 1.5
        Scottish 1,163 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 137 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 44,260 100.0   Subsaharan African 311 0.7
Same house in 1995 24,464 55.3   Swedish 340 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,407 43.8   Swiss 84 0.2
 Same county 8,517 19.2   Ukrainian 285 0.6
 Different county 10,890 24.6   United States or American 4,027 8.7
  Same state 6,090 13.8   Welsh 518 1.1
  Different state 4,800 10.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 389 0.9   Other ancestries 9,666 20.8
 
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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