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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Erie 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 950,265 100.0
      enrolled in school 256,351 100.0   Native 907,379 95.5
Nursery school, preschool 16,334 6.4       Born in United States 895,187 94.2
Kindergarten 12,797 5.0           State of residence 780,766 82.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 110,840 43.2           Different state 114,421 12.0
High school (grades 9-12) 53,091 20.7       Born outside United States 12,192 1.3
College or graduate school 63,289 24.7   Foreign born 42,886 4.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14,356 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 25,043 2.6
  Population 25 years and over 637,676 100.0       Not a citizen 17,843 1.9
Less than 9th grade 33,024 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 76,096 11.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 190,461 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 42,886 100.0
Some college, no degree 121,263 19.0   Europe 19,213 44.8
Associate degree 60,320 9.5   Asia 12,040 28.1
Bachelor's degree 92,112 14.4   Africa 1,795 4.2
Graduate or professional degree 64,400 10.1   Oceania 119 0.3
        Latin America 4,049 9.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.9 (X)   Northern America 5,670 13.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 892,879 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 758,773 100.0   English only 812,588 91.0
Never married 218,270 28.8   Language other than English 80,291 9.0
Now married, except separated 392,649 51.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27,424 3.1
Separated 17,008 2.2   Spanish 26,315 2.9
Widowed 65,749 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,792 1.1
 Female 53,610 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 40,851 4.6
Divorced 65,097 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,180 1.4
 Female 37,795 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,582 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,615 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 950,265 100.0
           under 18 years 12,309 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,146,982 120.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,049 41.0   Arab 6,206 0.7
        Czech¹ 3,445 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,787 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 719,544 100.0   Dutch 9,575 1.0
Civilian veterans 96,341 13.4   English 72,759 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 27,251 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7,287 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 249,075 26.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 209,495 100.0   Greek 3,770 0.4
With a disability 17,372 8.3   Hungarian 10,351 1.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 523,499 100.0   Irish¹ 157,162 16.5
With a disability 95,772 18.3   Italian 149,343 15.7
 Percent employed 51.4 (X)   Lithuanian 1,698 0.2
No disability 427,727 81.7   Norwegian 3,265 0.3
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 181,139 19.1
     Population 65 years and over 143,404 100.0   Portuguese 585 0.1
With a disability 55,405 38.6   Russian 8,448 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 8,452 0.9
        Scottish 15,387 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,757 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 892,879 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,521 0.5
Same house in 1995 561,966 62.9   Swedish 8,372 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 317,012 35.5   Swiss 1,890 0.2
 Same county 251,089 28.1   Ukrainian 7,439 0.8
 Different county 65,923 7.4   United States or American 21,373 2.2
  Same state 35,571 4.0   Welsh 5,254 0.6
  Different state 30,352 3.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,082 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 13,901 1.6   Other ancestries 177,309 18.7
 
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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