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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Suffolk 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 689,807 100.0
      enrolled in school 209,914 100.0   Native 513,776 74.5
Nursery school, preschool 8,285 3.9       Born in United States 490,771 71.1
Kindergarten 9,246 4.4           State of residence 344,182 49.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 66,175 31.5           Different state 146,589 21.3
High school (grades 9-12) 34,948 16.6       Born outside United States 23,005 3.3
College or graduate school 91,260 43.5   Foreign born 176,031 25.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 86,408 12.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63,450 9.2
  Population 25 years and over 446,504 100.0       Not a citizen 112,581 16.3
Less than 9th grade 42,324 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 55,286 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 114,919 25.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 176,026 100.0
Some college, no degree 66,458 14.9   Europe 31,668 18.0
Associate degree 22,607 5.1   Asia 40,109 22.8
Bachelor's degree 83,802 18.8   Africa 15,195 8.6
Graduate or professional degree 61,108 13.7   Oceania 382 0.2
        Latin America 85,625 48.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.1 (X)   Northern America 3,047 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 651,708 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 572,064 100.0   English only 431,448 66.2
Never married 275,919 48.2   Language other than English 220,260 33.8
Now married, except separated 201,039 35.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108,311 16.6
Separated 17,381 3.0   Spanish 94,480 14.5
Widowed 35,208 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 46,229 7.1
 Female 28,585 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 77,980 12.0
Divorced 42,517 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34,227 5.3
 Female 25,322 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 38,176 5.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,239 3.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 689,807 100.0
           under 18 years 14,158 100.0     Total ancestries reported 689,072 99.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,809 34.0   Arab 7,119 1.0
        Czech¹ 1,259 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,053 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 550,923 100.0   Dutch 2,703 0.4
Civilian veterans 38,555 7.0   English 31,336 4.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,674 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9,343 1.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 26,960 3.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 142,381 100.0   Greek 5,999 0.9
With a disability 15,224 10.7   Hungarian 1,299 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 428,095 100.0   Irish¹ 110,163 16.0
With a disability 97,397 22.8   Italian 75,279 10.9
 Percent employed 54.2 (X)   Lithuanian 3,177 0.5
No disability 330,698 77.2   Norwegian 2,498 0.4
 Percent employed 74.3 (X)   Polish 16,445 2.4
     Population 65 years and over 71,316 100.0   Portuguese 5,850 0.8
With a disability 32,893 46.1   Russian 11,225 1.6
        Scotch-Irish 6,115 0.9
        Scottish 8,582 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 374 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 651,708 100.0   Subsaharan African 22,413 3.2
Same house in 1995 321,407 49.3   Swedish 4,819 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 281,300 43.2   Swiss 946 0.1
 Same county 145,561 22.3   Ukrainian 2,512 0.4
 Different county 135,739 20.8   United States or American 23,085 3.3
  Same state 59,154 9.1   Welsh 1,689 0.2
  Different state 76,585 11.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 38,523 5.6
Elsewhere in 1995 49,001 7.5   Other ancestries 254,632 36.9
 
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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