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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Plymouth 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 472,822 100.0
      enrolled in school 128,952 100.0   Native 443,230 93.7
Nursery school, preschool 10,038 7.8       Born in United States 438,151 92.7
Kindergarten 6,834 5.3           State of residence 374,117 79.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 59,971 46.5           Different state 64,034 13.5
High school (grades 9-12) 28,835 22.4       Born outside United States 5,079 1.1
College or graduate school 23,274 18.0   Foreign born 29,592 6.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,723 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 13,636 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 312,683 100.0       Not a citizen 15,956 3.4
Less than 9th grade 10,332 3.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 28,314 9.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 96,116 30.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 29,586 100.0
Some college, no degree 63,873 20.4   Europe 8,004 27.1
Associate degree 27,268 8.7   Asia 3,457 11.7
Bachelor's degree 58,575 18.7   Africa 7,926 26.8
Graduate or professional degree 28,205 9.0   Oceania 78 0.3
        Latin America 8,223 27.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.6 (X)   Northern America 1,898 6.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 439,945 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 366,865 100.0   English only 395,467 89.9
Never married 96,085 26.2   Language other than English 44,478 10.1
Now married, except separated 208,251 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16,456 3.7
Separated 6,365 1.7   Spanish 11,119 2.5
Widowed 24,706 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,718 0.8
 Female 19,971 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 28,838 6.6
Divorced 31,458 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,831 2.5
 Female 19,030 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,184 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,540 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 472,822 100.0
           under 18 years 8,998 100.0     Total ancestries reported 564,337 119.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,529 28.1   Arab 3,136 0.7
        Czech¹ 898 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,329 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 346,101 100.0   Dutch 3,360 0.7
Civilian veterans 46,942 13.6   English 70,797 15.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 29,555 6.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 17,661 3.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 29,420 6.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 108,676 100.0   Greek 4,236 0.9
With a disability 9,275 8.5   Hungarian 861 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 270,503 100.0   Irish¹ 148,715 31.5
With a disability 50,204 18.6   Italian 69,183 14.6
 Percent employed 63.7 (X)   Lithuanian 5,580 1.2
No disability 220,299 81.4   Norwegian 3,147 0.7
 Percent employed 82.1 (X)   Polish 15,268 3.2
     Population 65 years and over 51,764 100.0   Portuguese 19,526 4.1
With a disability 19,472 37.6   Russian 3,616 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 11,288 2.4
        Scottish 16,357 3.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 381 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 439,945 100.0   Subsaharan African 14,987 3.2
Same house in 1995 279,213 63.5   Swedish 13,290 2.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 154,703 35.2   Swiss 614 0.1
 Same county 88,187 20.0   Ukrainian 844 0.2
 Different county 66,516 15.1   United States or American 20,553 4.3
  Same state 48,541 11.0   Welsh 1,760 0.4
  Different state 17,975 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6,480 1.4
Elsewhere in 1995 6,029 1.4   Other ancestries 51,495 10.9
 
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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