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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nantucket 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 9,520 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,800 100.0   Native 8,761 92.0
Nursery school, preschool 138 7.7       Born in United States 8,497 89.3
Kindergarten 131 7.3           State of residence 4,860 51.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 862 47.9           Different state 3,637 38.2
High school (grades 9-12) 419 23.3       Born outside United States 264 2.8
College or graduate school 250 13.9   Foreign born 759 8.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 409 4.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 192 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 6,976 100.0       Not a citizen 567 6.0
Less than 9th grade 123 1.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 460 6.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,937 27.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 759 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,203 17.2   Europe 351 46.2
Associate degree 572 8.2   Asia 97 12.8
Bachelor's degree 1,888 27.1   Africa 25 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 793 11.4   Oceania 16 2.1
        Latin America 255 33.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.6 (X)   Northern America 15 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 38.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,981 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,948 100.0   English only 8,035 89.5
Never married 2,692 33.9   Language other than English 946 10.5
Now married, except separated 3,804 47.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 386 4.3
Separated 120 1.5   Spanish 373 4.2
Widowed 372 4.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 201 2.2
 Female 323 4.1   Other Indo-European languages 459 5.1
Divorced 960 12.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 151 1.7
 Female 515 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 82 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,520 100.0
           under 18 years 52 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,294 118.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 0 0.0   Arab 30 0.3
        Czech¹ 37 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,587 100.0   Dutch 164 1.7
Civilian veterans 919 12.1   English 1,999 21.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 671 7.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 104 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 983 10.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,462 100.0   Greek 62 0.7
With a disability 110 7.5   Hungarian 52 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,440 100.0   Irish¹ 2,084 21.9
With a disability 1,437 22.3   Italian 827 8.7
 Percent employed 84.6 (X)   Lithuanian 73 0.8
No disability 5,003 77.7   Norwegian 67 0.7
 Percent employed 77.3 (X)   Polish 410 4.3
     Population 65 years and over 938 100.0   Portuguese 617 6.5
With a disability 236 25.2   Russian 122 1.3
        Scotch-Irish 199 2.1
        Scottish 641 6.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,981 100.0   Subsaharan African 62 0.7
Same house in 1995 4,878 54.3   Swedish 290 3.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,712 41.3   Swiss 34 0.4
 Same county 1,632 18.2   Ukrainian 31 0.3
 Different county 2,080 23.2   United States or American 384 4.0
  Same state 1,122 12.5   Welsh 35 0.4
  Different state 958 10.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 80 0.8
Elsewhere in 1995 391 4.4   Other ancestries 1,227 12.9
 
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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