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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sussex 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 144,166 100.0
      enrolled in school 40,610 100.0   Native 135,995 94.3
Nursery school, preschool 3,577 8.8       Born in United States 135,041 93.7
Kindergarten 2,161 5.3           State of residence 98,067 68.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 19,792 48.7           Different state 36,974 25.6
High school (grades 9-12) 8,712 21.5       Born outside United States 954 0.7
College or graduate school 6,368 15.7   Foreign born 8,171 5.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,005 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,191 3.6
  Population 25 years and over 95,094 100.0       Not a citizen 2,980 2.1
Less than 9th grade 2,773 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,952 7.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 31,740 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,171 100.0
Some college, no degree 21,321 22.4   Europe 4,338 53.1
Associate degree 6,427 6.8   Asia 1,497 18.3
Bachelor's degree 17,640 18.6   Africa 318 3.9
Graduate or professional degree 8,241 8.7   Oceania 31 0.4
        Latin America 1,662 20.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.8 (X)   Northern America 325 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 134,380 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 110,505 100.0   English only 123,162 91.7
Never married 25,117 22.7   Language other than English 11,218 8.3
Now married, except separated 68,984 62.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,125 2.3
Separated 1,719 1.6   Spanish 3,949 2.9
Widowed 6,055 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,119 0.8
 Female 4,927 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 5,809 4.3
Divorced 8,630 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,515 1.1
 Female 4,993 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 788 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 321 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 144,166 100.0
           under 18 years 1,902 100.0     Total ancestries reported 187,166 129.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 416 21.9   Arab 794 0.6
        Czech¹ 1,465 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 733 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 103,958 100.0   Dutch 7,504 5.2
Civilian veterans 12,417 11.9   English 15,483 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,836 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 766 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 33,042 22.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 34,476 100.0   Greek 910 0.6
With a disability 2,006 5.8   Hungarian 2,423 1.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 86,417 100.0   Irish¹ 35,326 24.5
With a disability 11,173 12.9   Italian 31,962 22.2
 Percent employed 64.6 (X)   Lithuanian 713 0.5
No disability 75,244 87.1   Norwegian 1,715 1.2
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 11,697 8.1
     Population 65 years and over 12,181 100.0   Portuguese 763 0.5
With a disability 4,797 39.4   Russian 2,450 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 2,528 1.8
        Scottish 3,600 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 985 0.7
  Population 5 years and over 134,380 100.0   Subsaharan African 129 0.1
Same house in 1995 86,012 64.0   Swedish 2,252 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 47,341 35.2   Swiss 689 0.5
 Same county 21,359 15.9   Ukrainian 1,542 1.1
 Different county 25,982 19.3   United States or American 6,518 4.5
  Same state 17,932 13.3   Welsh 1,345 0.9
  Different state 8,050 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 243 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,027 0.8   Other ancestries 15,753 10.9
 
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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