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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Barnstable 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 222,230 100.0
      enrolled in school 47,762 100.0   Native 211,248 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 3,987 8.3       Born in United States 209,521 94.3
Kindergarten 2,215 4.6           State of residence 144,444 65.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 22,199 46.5           Different state 65,077 29.3
High school (grades 9-12) 10,869 22.8       Born outside United States 1,727 0.8
College or graduate school 8,492 17.8   Foreign born 10,982 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,446 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,784 2.6
  Population 25 years and over 165,115 100.0       Not a citizen 5,198 2.3
Less than 9th grade 3,304 2.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,217 6.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 44,983 27.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 10,982 100.0
Some college, no degree 36,356 22.0   Europe 5,153 46.9
Associate degree 14,792 9.0   Asia 1,235 11.2
Bachelor's degree 33,989 20.6   Africa 325 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 21,474 13.0   Oceania 49 0.4
        Latin America 2,973 27.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.8 (X)   Northern America 1,247 11.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 33.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 211,653 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 184,632 100.0   English only 197,334 93.2
Never married 39,533 21.4   Language other than English 14,319 6.8
Now married, except separated 107,523 58.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,411 2.1
Separated 2,405 1.3   Spanish 2,921 1.4
Widowed 15,730 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 778 0.4
 Female 12,873 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 10,203 4.8
Divorced 19,441 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,274 1.5
 Female 11,802 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 715 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 294 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 222,230 100.0
           under 18 years 2,616 100.0     Total ancestries reported 269,059 121.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 814 31.1   Arab 1,274 0.6
        Czech¹ 755 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 949 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 175,916 100.0   Dutch 2,863 1.3
Civilian veterans 32,613 18.5   English 44,375 20.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 14,894 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7,156 3.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 20,221 9.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 40,285 100.0   Greek 2,449 1.1
With a disability 3,928 9.8   Hungarian 747 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 118,424 100.0   Irish¹ 61,614 27.7
With a disability 22,948 19.4   Italian 23,898 10.8
 Percent employed 63.9 (X)   Lithuanian 1,941 0.9
No disability 95,476 80.6   Norwegian 2,073 0.9
 Percent employed 77.2 (X)   Polish 8,352 3.8
     Population 65 years and over 49,492 100.0   Portuguese 11,163 5.0
With a disability 15,302 30.9   Russian 2,563 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 4,726 2.1
        Scottish 10,087 4.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 203 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 211,653 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,905 1.3
Same house in 1995 121,955 57.6   Swedish 7,416 3.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 86,710 41.0   Swiss 558 0.3
 Same county 45,765 21.6   Ukrainian 556 0.3
 Different county 40,945 19.3   United States or American 9,512 4.3
  Same state 22,298 10.5   Welsh 1,666 0.7
  Different state 18,647 8.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 508 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 2,988 1.4   Other ancestries 23,635 10.6
 
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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