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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Norfolk 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 650,308 100.0
      enrolled in school 169,601 100.0   Native 573,576 88.2
Nursery school, preschool 14,856 8.8       Born in United States 568,096 87.4
Kindergarten 8,857 5.2           State of residence 445,929 68.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 69,822 41.2           Different state 122,167 18.8
High school (grades 9-12) 33,834 19.9       Born outside United States 5,480 0.8
College or graduate school 42,232 24.9   Foreign born 76,732 11.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 28,270 4.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 42,260 6.5
  Population 25 years and over 452,517 100.0       Not a citizen 34,472 5.3
Less than 9th grade 11,956 2.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 27,523 6.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 109,669 24.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 76,732 100.0
Some college, no degree 75,238 16.6   Europe 26,893 35.0
Associate degree 33,782 7.5   Asia 30,280 39.5
Bachelor's degree 113,417 25.1   Africa 3,340 4.4
Graduate or professional degree 80,932 17.9   Oceania 486 0.6
        Latin America 10,894 14.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.3 (X)   Northern America 4,839 6.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 42.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 608,488 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 521,291 100.0   English only 520,486 85.5
Never married 148,184 28.4   Language other than English 88,002 14.5
Now married, except separated 293,319 56.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31,692 5.2
Separated 6,728 1.3   Spanish 12,287 2.0
Widowed 36,428 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,407 0.6
 Female 29,705 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 42,325 7.0
Divorced 36,632 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,756 2.1
 Female 22,648 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 26,974 4.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,018 2.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 650,308 100.0
           under 18 years 9,155 100.0     Total ancestries reported 755,080 116.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,924 21.0   Arab 9,022 1.4
        Czech¹ 1,823 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,745 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 497,636 100.0   Dutch 4,397 0.7
Civilian veterans 57,951 11.6   English 72,076 11.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 25,134 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 19,177 2.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 43,239 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 129,819 100.0   Greek 8,249 1.3
With a disability 8,407 6.5   Hungarian 2,704 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 380,419 100.0   Irish¹ 203,585 31.3
With a disability 51,433 13.5   Italian 97,253 15.0
 Percent employed 66.2 (X)   Lithuanian 6,752 1.0
No disability 328,986 86.5   Norwegian 4,744 0.7
 Percent employed 82.6 (X)   Polish 24,586 3.8
     Population 65 years and over 87,809 100.0   Portuguese 9,952 1.5
With a disability 29,952 34.1   Russian 19,038 2.9
        Scotch-Irish 12,919 2.0
        Scottish 17,977 2.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 620 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 608,488 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,559 0.7
Same house in 1995 378,440 62.2   Swedish 13,348 2.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 212,227 34.9   Swiss 1,068 0.2
 Same county 101,248 16.6   Ukrainian 2,744 0.4
 Different county 110,979 18.2   United States or American 28,299 4.4
  Same state 70,533 11.6   Welsh 2,456 0.4
  Different state 40,446 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7,082 1.1
Elsewhere in 1995 17,821 2.9   Other ancestries 110,532 17.0
 
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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