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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cheshire 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 73,825 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,073 100.0   Native 72,180 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 871 4.1       Born in United States 71,608 97.0
Kindergarten 847 4.0           State of residence 32,655 44.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,524 40.4           Different state 38,953 52.8
High school (grades 9-12) 4,114 19.5       Born outside United States 572 0.8
College or graduate school 6,717 31.9   Foreign born 1,645 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 431 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 949 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 48,032 100.0       Not a citizen 696 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,923 4.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,704 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,539 34.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,645 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,925 18.6   Europe 788 47.9
Associate degree 3,158 6.6   Asia 380 23.1
Bachelor's degree 8,273 17.2   Africa 75 4.6
Graduate or professional degree 4,510 9.4   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 84 5.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.2 (X)   Northern America 316 19.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 70,018 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 59,873 100.0   English only 66,541 95.0
Never married 16,060 26.8   Language other than English 3,477 5.0
Now married, except separated 33,013 55.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 934 1.3
Separated 1,018 1.7   Spanish 810 1.2
Widowed 3,768 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 257 0.4
 Female 2,943 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 2,083 3.0
Divorced 6,014 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 399 0.6
 Female 3,356 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 354 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 208 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 73,825 100.0
           under 18 years 804 100.0     Total ancestries reported 83,782 113.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 231 28.7   Arab 228 0.3
        Czech¹ 209 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 324 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 56,736 100.0   Dutch 930 1.3
Civilian veterans 8,729 15.4   English 13,888 18.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,619 14.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5,967 8.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,651 9.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,748 100.0   Greek 627 0.8
With a disability 1,390 7.8   Hungarian 302 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 41,928 100.0   Irish¹ 11,913 16.1
With a disability 7,182 17.1   Italian 5,330 7.2
 Percent employed 62.1 (X)   Lithuanian 379 0.5
No disability 34,746 82.9   Norwegian 567 0.8
 Percent employed 84.2 (X)   Polish 2,997 4.1
     Population 65 years and over 9,498 100.0   Portuguese 436 0.6
With a disability 3,748 39.5   Russian 543 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 1,669 2.3
        Scottish 3,165 4.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 73 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 70,018 100.0   Subsaharan African 62 0.1
Same house in 1995 40,240 57.5   Swedish 1,857 2.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 29,205 41.7   Swiss 149 0.2
 Same county 15,626 22.3   Ukrainian 290 0.4
 Different county 13,579 19.4   United States or American 5,396 7.3
  Same state 3,953 5.6   Welsh 737 1.0
  Different state 9,626 13.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 35 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 573 0.8   Other ancestries 8,439 11.4
 
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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