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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Somerset 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 297,490 100.0
      enrolled in school 76,743 100.0   Native 243,553 81.9
Nursery school, preschool 8,096 10.5       Born in United States 240,283 80.8
Kindergarten 4,254 5.5           State of residence 158,111 53.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 35,314 46.0           Different state 82,172 27.6
High school (grades 9-12) 14,452 18.8       Born outside United States 3,270 1.1
College or graduate school 14,627 19.1   Foreign born 53,937 18.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 22,954 7.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 25,253 8.5
  Population 25 years and over 204,343 100.0       Not a citizen 28,684 9.6
Less than 9th grade 8,684 4.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,628 6.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 43,972 21.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 53,937 100.0
Some college, no degree 32,394 15.9   Europe 13,606 25.2
Associate degree 11,621 5.7   Asia 19,117 35.4
Bachelor's degree 55,991 27.4   Africa 2,742 5.1
Graduate or professional degree 39,053 19.1   Oceania 90 0.2
        Latin America 17,520 32.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.6 (X)   Northern America 862 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 46.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 275,485 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 231,797 100.0   English only 212,271 77.1
Never married 55,458 23.9   Language other than English 63,214 22.9
Now married, except separated 142,947 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,705 9.0
Separated 3,113 1.3   Spanish 22,593 8.2
Widowed 13,716 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,347 4.5
 Female 11,265 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 23,969 8.7
Divorced 16,563 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,820 2.5
 Female 10,070 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 12,920 4.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,422 1.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 297,490 100.0
           under 18 years 4,965 100.0     Total ancestries reported 358,683 120.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,292 26.0   Arab 2,684 0.9
        Czech¹ 2,787 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,167 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 221,476 100.0   Dutch 4,713 1.6
Civilian veterans 21,163 9.6   English 20,979 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,289 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,686 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 43,118 14.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 60,880 100.0   Greek 2,406 0.8
With a disability 3,368 5.5   Hungarian 6,680 2.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 180,421 100.0   Irish¹ 46,508 15.6
With a disability 20,464 11.3   Italian 55,612 18.7
 Percent employed 66.7 (X)   Lithuanian 1,790 0.6
No disability 159,957 88.7   Norwegian 2,772 0.9
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 28,565 9.6
     Population 65 years and over 30,927 100.0   Portuguese 2,024 0.7
With a disability 10,600 34.3   Russian 9,155 3.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,795 0.9
        Scottish 5,300 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,057 1.0
  Population 5 years and over 275,485 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,095 1.0
Same house in 1995 152,788 55.5   Swedish 2,820 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 110,390 40.1   Swiss 1,126 0.4
 Same county 42,384 15.4   Ukrainian 4,176 1.4
 Different county 68,006 24.7   United States or American 9,425 3.2
  Same state 45,449 16.5   Welsh 1,661 0.6
  Different state 22,557 8.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,083 1.0
Elsewhere in 1995 12,307 4.5   Other ancestries 84,210 28.3
 
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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