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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cattaraugus 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 83,955 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,211 100.0   Native 82,772 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 1,154 5.2       Born in United States 82,322 98.1
Kindergarten 1,202 5.4           State of residence 69,540 82.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,227 46.0           Different state 12,782 15.2
High school (grades 9-12) 5,300 23.9       Born outside United States 450 0.5
College or graduate school 4,328 19.5   Foreign born 1,183 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 271 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 678 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 54,154 100.0       Not a citizen 505 0.6
Less than 9th grade 3,112 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,078 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,317 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,183 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,005 16.6   Europe 503 42.5
Associate degree 4,588 8.5   Asia 337 28.5
Bachelor's degree 4,499 8.3   Africa 27 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 3,555 6.6   Oceania 2 0.2
        Latin America 79 6.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.2 (X)   Northern America 235 19.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 78,785 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 66,237 100.0   English only 74,742 94.9
Never married 16,952 25.6   Language other than English 4,043 5.1
Now married, except separated 36,217 54.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,709 2.2
Separated 1,622 2.4   Spanish 1,118 1.4
Widowed 5,145 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 380 0.5
 Female 4,108 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 2,314 2.9
Divorced 6,301 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,131 1.4
 Female 3,210 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 261 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 83,955 100.0
           under 18 years 1,234 100.0     Total ancestries reported 95,481 113.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 576 46.7   Arab 656 0.8
        Czech¹ 348 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 165 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 61,979 100.0   Dutch 2,399 2.9
Civilian veterans 9,666 15.6   English 11,664 13.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,929 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 700 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 25,281 30.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,600 100.0   Greek 165 0.2
With a disability 1,813 8.8   Hungarian 241 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 45,558 100.0   Irish¹ 14,852 17.7
With a disability 8,657 19.0   Italian 6,915 8.2
 Percent employed 49.7 (X)   Lithuanian 64 0.1
No disability 36,901 81.0   Norwegian 337 0.4
 Percent employed 79.3 (X)   Polish 8,014 9.5
     Population 65 years and over 11,528 100.0   Portuguese 38 0.0
With a disability 4,799 41.6   Russian 343 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,244 1.5
        Scottish 1,602 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 194 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 78,785 100.0   Subsaharan African 100 0.1
Same house in 1995 50,235 63.8   Swedish 2,469 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 28,143 35.7   Swiss 247 0.3
 Same county 17,007 21.6   Ukrainian 283 0.3
 Different county 11,136 14.1   United States or American 4,895 5.8
  Same state 7,617 9.7   Welsh 875 1.0
  Different state 3,519 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 78 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 407 0.5   Other ancestries 8,383 10.0
 
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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