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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Atlantic 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 252,552 100.0
      enrolled in school 66,098 100.0   Native 222,757 88.2
Nursery school, preschool 4,540 6.9       Born in United States 214,909 85.1
Kindergarten 3,809 5.8           State of residence 142,332 56.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 31,016 46.9           Different state 72,577 28.7
High school (grades 9-12) 14,074 21.3       Born outside United States 7,848 3.1
College or graduate school 12,659 19.2   Foreign born 29,795 11.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 15,531 6.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 12,826 5.1
  Population 25 years and over 168,546 100.0       Not a citizen 16,969 6.7
Less than 9th grade 11,016 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 25,793 15.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 58,369 34.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 29,795 100.0
Some college, no degree 32,668 19.4   Europe 5,224 17.5
Associate degree 9,191 5.5   Asia 10,981 36.9
Bachelor's degree 21,655 12.8   Africa 1,108 3.7
Graduate or professional degree 9,854 5.8   Oceania 53 0.2
        Latin America 12,035 40.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.2 (X)   Northern America 394 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 236,405 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 198,321 100.0   English only 188,376 79.7
Never married 56,595 28.5   Language other than English 48,029 20.3
Now married, except separated 99,822 50.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22,475 9.5
Separated 5,888 3.0   Spanish 26,047 11.0
Widowed 15,941 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,559 5.3
 Female 12,644 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 13,467 5.7
Divorced 20,075 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,238 2.2
 Female 11,616 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,069 3.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,193 1.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 252,552 100.0
           under 18 years 6,270 100.0     Total ancestries reported 282,036 111.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,681 42.8   Arab 1,021 0.4
        Czech¹ 525 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 466 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 188,338 100.0   Dutch 2,876 1.1
Civilian veterans 23,228 12.3   English 19,342 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,405 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 843 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 34,933 13.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 56,844 100.0   Greek 1,759 0.7
With a disability 4,079 7.2   Hungarian 1,783 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 144,016 100.0   Irish¹ 43,657 17.3
With a disability 31,374 21.8   Italian 46,323 18.3
 Percent employed 60.3 (X)   Lithuanian 1,004 0.4
No disability 112,642 78.2   Norwegian 1,087 0.4
 Percent employed 76.4 (X)   Polish 9,728 3.9
     Population 65 years and over 32,690 100.0   Portuguese 205 0.1
With a disability 13,245 40.5   Russian 4,383 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 2,504 1.0
        Scottish 2,903 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 385 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 236,405 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,147 0.9
Same house in 1995 136,241 57.6   Swedish 1,466 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 92,134 39.0   Swiss 388 0.2
 Same county 63,623 26.9   Ukrainian 1,466 0.6
 Different county 28,511 12.1   United States or American 8,155 3.2
  Same state 14,563 6.2   Welsh 1,513 0.6
  Different state 13,948 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,245 0.9
Elsewhere in 1995 8,030 3.4   Other ancestries 84,524 33.5
 
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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