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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nassau 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 1,334,544 100.0
      enrolled in school 357,675 100.0   Native 1,096,130 82.1
Nursery school, preschool 30,116 8.4       Born in United States 1,082,922 81.1
Kindergarten 18,738 5.2           State of residence 993,263 74.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 152,970 42.8           Different state 89,659 6.7
High school (grades 9-12) 74,476 20.8       Born outside United States 13,208 1.0
College or graduate school 81,375 22.8   Foreign born 238,414 17.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 66,022 4.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 132,767 9.9
  Population 25 years and over 908,693 100.0       Not a citizen 105,647 7.9
Less than 9th grade 47,776 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 72,962 8.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 243,454 26.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 238,414 100.0
Some college, no degree 159,684 17.6   Europe 62,137 26.1
Associate degree 63,496 7.0   Asia 58,513 24.5
Bachelor's degree 179,685 19.8   Africa 5,088 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 141,636 15.6   Oceania 349 0.1
        Latin America 110,232 46.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.7 (X)   Northern America 2,095 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 35.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,248,676 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,058,616 100.0   English only 959,465 76.8
Never married 272,358 25.7   Language other than English 289,211 23.2
Now married, except separated 627,727 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111,910 9.0
Separated 19,363 1.8   Spanish 115,039 9.2
Widowed 80,537 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57,053 4.6
 Female 66,054 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 124,652 10.0
Divorced 58,631 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 36,705 2.9
 Female 37,125 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 36,354 2.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,519 1.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,334,544 100.0
           under 18 years 31,598 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,525,119 114.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 6,776 21.4   Arab 6,397 0.5
        Czech¹ 7,088 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,542 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,005,924 100.0   Dutch 6,773 0.5
Civilian veterans 107,156 10.7   English 45,699 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 15,396 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,591 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 154,919 11.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 285,031 100.0   Greek 20,864 1.6
With a disability 17,059 6.0   Hungarian 13,767 1.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 760,177 100.0   Irish¹ 233,490 17.5
With a disability 118,176 15.5   Italian 319,602 23.9
 Percent employed 64.1 (X)   Lithuanian 5,228 0.4
No disability 642,001 84.5   Norwegian 7,795 0.6
 Percent employed 77.0 (X)   Polish 74,782 5.6
     Population 65 years and over 193,508 100.0   Portuguese 6,217 0.5
With a disability 60,851 31.4   Russian 60,507 4.5
        Scotch-Irish 8,224 0.6
        Scottish 9,976 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,808 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 1,248,676 100.0   Subsaharan African 6,485 0.5
Same house in 1995 872,666 69.9   Swedish 8,575 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 349,170 28.0   Swiss 2,343 0.2
 Same county 205,814 16.5   Ukrainian 7,464 0.6
 Different county 143,356 11.5   United States or American 59,006 4.4
  Same state 119,535 9.6   Welsh 2,165 0.2
  Different state 23,821 1.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 43,739 3.3
Elsewhere in 1995 26,840 2.1   Other ancestries 390,677 29.3
 
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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