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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ocean 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 510,916 100.0
      enrolled in school 118,859 100.0   Native 477,764 93.5
Nursery school, preschool 9,680 8.1       Born in United States 470,268 92.0
Kindergarten 6,973 5.9           State of residence 334,907 65.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 56,010 47.1           Different state 135,361 26.5
High school (grades 9-12) 25,706 21.6       Born outside United States 7,496 1.5
College or graduate school 20,490 17.2   Foreign born 33,152 6.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,712 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20,293 4.0
  Population 25 years and over 358,354 100.0       Not a citizen 12,859 2.5
Less than 9th grade 16,292 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 44,607 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 135,009 37.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 33,152 100.0
Some college, no degree 73,038 20.4   Europe 16,477 49.7
Associate degree 19,573 5.5   Asia 6,177 18.6
Bachelor's degree 48,044 13.4   Africa 784 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 21,791 6.1   Oceania 61 0.2
        Latin America 8,917 26.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.0 (X)   Northern America 736 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 478,826 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 410,385 100.0   English only 426,432 89.1
Never married 86,089 21.0   Language other than English 52,394 10.9
Now married, except separated 242,180 59.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18,218 3.8
Separated 6,286 1.5   Spanish 20,058 4.2
Widowed 44,120 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,882 1.9
 Female 35,775 8.7   Other Indo-European languages 25,029 5.2
Divorced 31,710 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,193 1.5
 Female 19,100 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,063 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,453 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 510,916 100.0
           under 18 years 7,825 100.0     Total ancestries reported 626,868 122.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,612 33.4   Arab 1,934 0.4
        Czech¹ 3,764 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,215 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 391,354 100.0   Dutch 9,824 1.9
Civilian veterans 63,765 16.3   English 43,529 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 11,211 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,827 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 95,397 18.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 100,886 100.0   Greek 3,811 0.7
With a disability 7,298 7.2   Hungarian 9,952 1.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 262,980 100.0   Irish¹ 120,429 23.6
With a disability 46,268 17.6   Italian 129,044 25.3
 Percent employed 58.8 (X)   Lithuanian 3,635 0.7
No disability 216,712 82.4   Norwegian 5,201 1.0
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 44,976 8.8
     Population 65 years and over 108,500 100.0   Portuguese 2,430 0.5
With a disability 41,444 38.2   Russian 8,740 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 7,170 1.4
        Scottish 10,343 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,239 0.6
  Population 5 years and over 478,826 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,037 0.2
Same house in 1995 289,136 60.4   Swedish 5,255 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 184,041 38.4   Swiss 1,557 0.3
 Same county 94,247 19.7   Ukrainian 5,176 1.0
 Different county 89,794 18.8   United States or American 17,664 3.5
  Same state 62,004 12.9   Welsh 2,939 0.6
  Different state 27,790 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,332 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 5,649 1.2   Other ancestries 72,237 14.1
 
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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