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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Merrimack 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 136,225 100.0
      enrolled in school 36,957 100.0   Native 131,874 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 2,361 6.4       Born in United States 130,869 96.1
Kindergarten 1,708 4.6           State of residence 74,005 54.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,659 45.1           Different state 56,864 41.7
High school (grades 9-12) 8,013 21.7       Born outside United States 1,005 0.7
College or graduate school 8,216 22.2   Foreign born 4,351 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,485 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,258 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 91,278 100.0       Not a citizen 2,093 1.5
Less than 9th grade 3,611 4.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,198 7.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 27,044 29.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,351 100.0
Some college, no degree 18,823 20.6   Europe 1,553 35.7
Associate degree 8,029 8.8   Asia 1,006 23.1
Bachelor's degree 17,126 18.8   Africa 234 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 9,447 10.3   Oceania 28 0.6
        Latin America 333 7.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.2 (X)   Northern America 1,197 27.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 128,235 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 108,182 100.0   English only 119,976 93.6
Never married 25,393 23.5   Language other than English 8,259 6.4
Now married, except separated 62,586 57.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,389 1.9
Separated 1,438 1.3   Spanish 1,443 1.1
Widowed 6,861 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 455 0.4
 Female 5,679 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 5,770 4.5
Divorced 11,904 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,516 1.2
 Female 6,621 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 744 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 346 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 136,225 100.0
           under 18 years 1,557 100.0     Total ancestries reported 156,848 115.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 518 33.3   Arab 468 0.3
        Czech¹ 362 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 453 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 102,299 100.0   Dutch 1,547 1.1
Civilian veterans 15,585 15.2   English 26,926 19.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 19,735 14.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13,938 10.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,741 8.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 31,158 100.0   Greek 1,360 1.0
With a disability 2,949 9.5   Hungarian 333 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 77,848 100.0   Irish¹ 23,487 17.2
With a disability 12,289 15.8   Italian 9,211 6.8
 Percent employed 60.7 (X)   Lithuanian 614 0.5
No disability 65,559 84.2   Norwegian 1,116 0.8
 Percent employed 85.7 (X)   Polish 4,484 3.3
     Population 65 years and over 15,581 100.0   Portuguese 985 0.7
With a disability 5,979 38.4   Russian 1,071 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 3,750 2.8
        Scottish 6,748 5.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 116 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 128,235 100.0   Subsaharan African 204 0.1
Same house in 1995 71,290 55.6   Swedish 3,333 2.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 55,653 43.4   Swiss 276 0.2
 Same county 27,798 21.7   Ukrainian 302 0.2
 Different county 27,855 21.7   United States or American 9,294 6.8
  Same state 14,798 11.5   Welsh 1,147 0.8
  Different state 13,057 10.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 116 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,292 1.0   Other ancestries 13,731 10.1
 
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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