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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bergen 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 884,118 100.0
      enrolled in school 220,538 100.0   Native 661,817 74.9
Nursery school, preschool 19,606 8.9       Born in United States 651,304 73.7
Kindergarten 11,919 5.4           State of residence 396,124 44.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 93,649 42.5           Different state 255,180 28.9
High school (grades 9-12) 44,624 20.2       Born outside United States 10,513 1.2
College or graduate school 50,740 23.0   Foreign born 222,301 25.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 83,456 9.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 112,882 12.8
  Population 25 years and over 623,469 100.0       Not a citizen 109,419 12.4
Less than 9th grade 34,069 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 49,551 7.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 163,525 26.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 222,301 100.0
Some college, no degree 106,035 17.0   Europe 67,837 30.5
Associate degree 31,908 5.1   Asia 88,017 39.6
Bachelor's degree 149,798 24.0   Africa 4,874 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 88,583 14.2   Oceania 319 0.1
        Latin America 58,904 26.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.6 (X)   Northern America 2,350 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 38.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 829,455 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 713,076 100.0   English only 560,343 67.6
Never married 179,702 25.2   Language other than English 269,112 32.4
Now married, except separated 416,672 58.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 114,204 13.8
Separated 12,112 1.7   Spanish 79,959 9.6
Widowed 55,868 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34,640 4.2
 Female 45,989 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 103,329 12.5
Divorced 48,722 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38,489 4.6
 Female 30,299 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 70,421 8.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 36,902 4.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 884,118 100.0
           under 18 years 16,403 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,027,440 116.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,269 19.9   Arab 11,925 1.3
        Czech¹ 6,084 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,774 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 681,586 100.0   Dutch 15,605 1.8
Civilian veterans 66,986 9.8   English 38,769 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 12,301 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,649 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 98,929 11.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 172,095 100.0   Greek 13,247 1.5
With a disability 10,046 5.8   Hungarian 10,518 1.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 521,803 100.0   Irish¹ 133,492 15.1
With a disability 74,398 14.3   Italian 194,614 22.0
 Percent employed 66.3 (X)   Lithuanian 3,413 0.4
No disability 447,405 85.7   Norwegian 4,933 0.6
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 65,232 7.4
     Population 65 years and over 129,400 100.0   Portuguese 4,092 0.5
With a disability 45,072 34.8   Russian 31,668 3.6
        Scotch-Irish 6,293 0.7
        Scottish 9,014 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,802 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 829,455 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,951 0.4
Same house in 1995 520,504 62.8   Swedish 5,706 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 269,205 32.5   Swiss 3,460 0.4
 Same county 159,955 19.3   Ukrainian 7,634 0.9
 Different county 109,250 13.2   United States or American 30,174 3.4
  Same state 47,727 5.8   Welsh 2,144 0.2
  Different state 61,523 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10,122 1.1
Elsewhere in 1995 39,746 4.8   Other ancestries 295,895 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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