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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Salem 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 64,285 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,618 100.0   Native 62,665 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,143 6.9       Born in United States 61,720 96.0
Kindergarten 907 5.5           State of residence 41,608 64.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,032 48.3           Different state 20,112 31.3
High school (grades 9-12) 4,100 24.7       Born outside United States 945 1.5
College or graduate school 2,436 14.7   Foreign born 1,620 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 632 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 890 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 42,789 100.0       Not a citizen 730 1.1
Less than 9th grade 3,017 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,777 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,784 39.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,620 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,805 18.2   Europe 577 35.6
Associate degree 2,894 6.8   Asia 362 22.3
Bachelor's degree 4,808 11.2   Africa 83 5.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,704 4.0   Oceania 12 0.7
        Latin America 515 31.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.4 (X)   Northern America 71 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 60,428 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 50,869 100.0   English only 56,603 93.7
Never married 13,103 25.8   Language other than English 3,825 6.3
Now married, except separated 27,911 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,598 2.6
Separated 1,349 2.7   Spanish 2,153 3.6
Widowed 4,274 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,019 1.7
 Female 3,435 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,282 2.1
Divorced 4,232 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 377 0.6
 Female 2,230 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 271 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 144 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 64,285 100.0
           under 18 years 1,502 100.0     Total ancestries reported 71,178 110.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 672 44.7   Arab 68 0.1
        Czech¹ 193 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 132 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 47,802 100.0   Dutch 1,392 2.2
Civilian veterans 7,020 14.7   English 8,961 13.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,350 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 345 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,853 20.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,833 100.0   Greek 321 0.5
With a disability 1,197 8.1   Hungarian 373 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 35,961 100.0   Irish¹ 11,002 17.1
With a disability 6,945 19.3   Italian 7,855 12.2
 Percent employed 57.1 (X)   Lithuanian 242 0.4
No disability 29,016 80.7   Norwegian 264 0.4
 Percent employed 78.0 (X)   Polish 2,614 4.1
     Population 65 years and over 8,758 100.0   Portuguese 130 0.2
With a disability 3,890 44.4   Russian 421 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 666 1.0
        Scottish 1,206 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 78 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 60,428 100.0   Subsaharan African 410 0.6
Same house in 1995 40,618 67.2   Swedish 957 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,185 31.7   Swiss 84 0.1
 Same county 11,782 19.5   Ukrainian 513 0.8
 Different county 7,403 12.3   United States or American 3,944 6.1
  Same state 4,668 7.7   Welsh 960 1.5
  Different state 2,735 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 239 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 625 1.0   Other ancestries 13,605 21.2
 
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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