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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 38,851 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,857 100.0   Native 37,541 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 447 5.0       Born in United States 37,157 95.6
Kindergarten 511 5.8           State of residence 28,951 74.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,323 48.8           Different state 8,206 21.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,376 26.8       Born outside United States 384 1.0
College or graduate school 1,200 13.5   Foreign born 1,310 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 266 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 607 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 27,337 100.0       Not a citizen 703 1.8
Less than 9th grade 1,570 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,794 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,423 38.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,310 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,283 15.7   Europe 523 39.9
Associate degree 2,277 8.3   Asia 167 12.7
Bachelor's degree 2,786 10.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 2,204 8.1   Oceania 9 0.7
        Latin America 361 27.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 250 19.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,908 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 31,674 100.0   English only 34,958 94.7
Never married 7,578 23.9   Language other than English 1,950 5.3
Now married, except separated 17,949 56.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 836 2.3
Separated 843 2.7   Spanish 812 2.2
Widowed 2,636 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 494 1.3
 Female 2,098 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 962 2.6
Divorced 2,668 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 268 0.7
 Female 1,379 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 136 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 38,851 100.0
           under 18 years 420 100.0     Total ancestries reported 44,882 115.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 201 47.9   Arab 36 0.1
        Czech¹ 157 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 86 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 29,970 100.0   Dutch 1,018 2.6
Civilian veterans 5,075 16.9   English 6,229 16.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,974 23.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,241 3.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,026 10.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,985 100.0   Greek 80 0.2
With a disability 775 9.7   Hungarian 208 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,384 100.0   Irish¹ 7,801 20.1
With a disability 4,371 21.4   Italian 2,478 6.4
 Percent employed 55.9 (X)   Lithuanian 162 0.4
No disability 16,013 78.6   Norwegian 227 0.6
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 1,385 3.6
     Population 65 years and over 5,900 100.0   Portuguese 74 0.2
With a disability 2,338 39.6   Russian 215 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 715 1.8
        Scottish 1,470 3.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 30 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 36,908 100.0   Subsaharan African 137 0.4
Same house in 1995 22,828 61.9   Swedish 388 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,720 37.2   Swiss 97 0.2
 Same county 6,473 17.5   Ukrainian 67 0.2
 Different county 7,247 19.6   United States or American 2,210 5.7
  Same state 4,608 12.5   Welsh 344 0.9
  Different state 2,639 7.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 68 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 360 1.0   Other ancestries 4,959 12.8
 
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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