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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Worcester 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 750,963 100.0
      enrolled in school 205,456 100.0   Native 691,900 92.1
Nursery school, preschool 14,877 7.2       Born in United States 669,904 89.2
Kindergarten 11,234 5.5           State of residence 535,628 71.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 91,437 44.5           Different state 134,276 17.9
High school (grades 9-12) 41,724 20.3       Born outside United States 21,996 2.9
College or graduate school 46,184 22.5   Foreign born 59,063 7.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 25,065 3.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 25,327 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 495,868 100.0       Not a citizen 33,736 4.5
Less than 9th grade 28,826 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 53,200 10.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 149,639 30.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 59,063 100.0
Some college, no degree 91,635 18.5   Europe 18,185 30.8
Associate degree 39,063 7.9   Asia 15,857 26.8
Bachelor's degree 82,648 16.7   Africa 4,677 7.9
Graduate or professional degree 50,857 10.3   Oceania 149 0.3
        Latin America 13,957 23.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.5 (X)   Northern America 6,238 10.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 701,157 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 589,353 100.0   English only 595,964 85.0
Never married 160,997 27.3   Language other than English 105,193 15.0
Now married, except separated 321,990 54.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 41,876 6.0
Separated 11,578 2.0   Spanish 42,732 6.1
Widowed 40,855 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,013 2.7
 Female 33,019 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 42,780 6.1
Divorced 53,933 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,925 2.0
 Female 30,966 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13,472 1.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,345 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 750,963 100.0
           under 18 years 10,866 100.0     Total ancestries reported 888,253 118.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,632 33.4   Arab 5,941 0.8
        Czech¹ 1,652 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,553 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 558,388 100.0   Dutch 6,312 0.8
Civilian veterans 70,793 12.7   English 85,197 11.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 111,293 14.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 59,958 8.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 42,351 5.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 171,269 100.0   Greek 8,052 1.1
With a disability 14,600 8.5   Hungarian 1,644 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 425,772 100.0   Irish¹ 152,808 20.3
With a disability 79,229 18.6   Italian 100,554 13.4
 Percent employed 59.6 (X)   Lithuanian 12,157 1.6
No disability 346,543 81.4   Norwegian 3,552 0.5
 Percent employed 81.7 (X)   Polish 51,155 6.8
     Population 65 years and over 90,964 100.0   Portuguese 8,437 1.1
With a disability 35,461 39.0   Russian 6,633 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 10,252 1.4
        Scottish 17,800 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,412 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 701,157 100.0   Subsaharan African 5,762 0.8
Same house in 1995 413,557 59.0   Swedish 25,742 3.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 268,014 38.2   Swiss 701 0.1
 Same county 178,763 25.5   Ukrainian 1,503 0.2
 Different county 89,251 12.7   United States or American 32,094 4.3
  Same state 43,926 6.3   Welsh 2,500 0.3
  Different state 45,325 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,569 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 19,586 2.8   Other ancestries 128,669 17.1
 
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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