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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rockingham 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 277,359 100.0
      enrolled in school 73,404 100.0   Native 266,969 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 5,511 7.5       Born in United States 264,688 95.4
Kindergarten 3,753 5.1           State of residence 76,716 27.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 35,943 49.0           Different state 187,972 67.8
High school (grades 9-12) 15,942 21.7       Born outside United States 2,281 0.8
College or graduate school 12,255 16.7   Foreign born 10,390 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,904 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,849 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 187,172 100.0       Not a citizen 4,541 1.6
Less than 9th grade 4,604 2.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,201 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 53,593 28.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 10,390 100.0
Some college, no degree 38,725 20.7   Europe 3,848 37.0
Associate degree 17,788 9.5   Asia 2,680 25.8
Bachelor's degree 39,430 21.1   Africa 279 2.7
Graduate or professional degree 19,831 10.6   Oceania 66 0.6
        Latin America 1,311 12.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.5 (X)   Northern America 2,206 21.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 259,267 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 215,889 100.0   English only 243,626 94.0
Never married 49,569 23.0   Language other than English 15,641 6.0
Now married, except separated 130,945 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,193 1.6
Separated 2,529 1.2   Spanish 3,452 1.3
Widowed 11,250 5.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,084 0.4
 Female 8,893 4.1   Other Indo-European languages 9,621 3.7
Divorced 21,596 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,183 0.8
 Female 12,010 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,876 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 798 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 277,359 100.0
           under 18 years 3,844 100.0     Total ancestries reported 341,445 123.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 873 22.7   Arab 2,445 0.9
        Czech¹ 623 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 827 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 204,014 100.0   Dutch 2,613 0.9
Civilian veterans 29,511 14.5   English 52,924 19.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 37,331 13.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 22,627 8.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,408 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 62,744 100.0   Greek 3,659 1.3
With a disability 4,824 7.7   Hungarian 898 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 167,920 100.0   Irish¹ 65,588 23.6
With a disability 23,267 13.9   Italian 35,895 12.9
 Percent employed 68.7 (X)   Lithuanian 1,904 0.7
No disability 144,653 86.1   Norwegian 2,270 0.8
 Percent employed 84.4 (X)   Polish 13,945 5.0
     Population 65 years and over 26,752 100.0   Portuguese 3,677 1.3
With a disability 9,809 36.7   Russian 2,428 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 6,240 2.2
        Scottish 12,150 4.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 261 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 259,267 100.0   Subsaharan African 277 0.1
Same house in 1995 148,115 57.1   Swedish 5,924 2.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 108,652 41.9   Swiss 610 0.2
 Same county 51,059 19.7   Ukrainian 771 0.3
 Different county 57,593 22.2   United States or American 13,301 4.8
  Same state 14,333 5.5   Welsh 1,733 0.6
  Different state 43,260 16.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 273 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,500 1.0   Other ancestries 25,843 9.3
 
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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