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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hampden 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 456,228 100.0
      enrolled in school 127,601 100.0   Native 423,195 92.8
Nursery school, preschool 8,676 6.8       Born in United States 391,514 85.8
Kindergarten 7,234 5.7           State of residence 307,037 67.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 55,917 43.8           Different state 84,477 18.5
High school (grades 9-12) 27,482 21.5       Born outside United States 31,681 6.9
College or graduate school 28,292 22.2   Foreign born 33,033 7.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11,748 2.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 16,458 3.6
  Population 25 years and over 295,837 100.0       Not a citizen 16,575 3.6
Less than 9th grade 22,138 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 39,325 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 96,474 32.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 33,033 100.0
Some college, no degree 53,670 18.1   Europe 17,210 52.1
Associate degree 23,676 8.0   Asia 6,719 20.3
Bachelor's degree 37,752 12.8   Africa 652 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 22,802 7.7   Oceania 34 0.1
        Latin America 5,741 17.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.2 (X)   Northern America 2,677 8.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 426,558 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 357,759 100.0   English only 331,641 77.7
Never married 108,604 30.4   Language other than English 94,917 22.3
Now married, except separated 176,145 49.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39,943 9.4
Separated 10,001 2.8   Spanish 55,218 12.9
Widowed 28,880 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23,693 5.6
 Female 23,324 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 33,483 7.8
Divorced 34,129 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,241 3.1
 Female 20,187 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,517 1.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,550 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 456,228 100.0
           under 18 years 7,539 100.0     Total ancestries reported 520,703 114.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,839 37.7   Arab 2,445 0.5
        Czech¹ 1,354 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 879 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 337,361 100.0   Dutch 2,175 0.5
Civilian veterans 45,526 13.5   English 36,111 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 58,806 12.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 34,089 7.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 26,329 5.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 108,076 100.0   Greek 4,122 0.9
With a disability 12,070 11.2   Hungarian 842 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 248,797 100.0   Irish¹ 77,279 16.9
With a disability 56,597 22.7   Italian 51,174 11.2
 Percent employed 53.5 (X)   Lithuanian 2,130 0.5
No disability 192,200 77.3   Norwegian 1,159 0.3
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 55,573 12.2
     Population 65 years and over 61,753 100.0   Portuguese 10,006 2.2
With a disability 25,151 40.7   Russian 6,796 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 4,972 1.1
        Scottish 9,521 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 716 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 426,558 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,366 0.5
Same house in 1995 250,493 58.7   Swedish 5,141 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 163,905 38.4   Swiss 463 0.1
 Same county 123,637 29.0   Ukrainian 2,946 0.6
 Different county 40,268 9.4   United States or American 13,648 3.0
  Same state 17,684 4.1   Welsh 1,185 0.3
  Different state 22,584 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,613 0.8
Elsewhere in 1995 12,160 2.9   Other ancestries 104,863 23.0
 
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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