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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Oswego 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 122,377 100.0
      enrolled in school 35,840 100.0   Native 120,419 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,552 4.3       Born in United States 119,805 97.9
Kindergarten 1,665 4.6           State of residence 108,233 88.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,322 45.5           Different state 11,572 9.5
High school (grades 9-12) 7,425 20.7       Born outside United States 614 0.5
College or graduate school 8,876 24.8   Foreign born 1,958 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 437 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,181 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 76,165 100.0       Not a citizen 777 0.6
Less than 9th grade 3,838 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,057 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 31,396 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,958 100.0
Some college, no degree 13,081 17.2   Europe 833 42.5
Associate degree 5,810 7.6   Asia 420 21.5
Bachelor's degree 6,978 9.2   Africa 34 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 4,005 5.3   Oceania 20 1.0
        Latin America 336 17.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 315 16.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 114,830 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 95,442 100.0   English only 110,027 95.8
Never married 25,173 26.4   Language other than English 4,803 4.2
Now married, except separated 52,409 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,416 1.2
Separated 3,154 3.3   Spanish 1,957 1.7
Widowed 5,948 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 635 0.6
 Female 4,766 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 2,449 2.1
Divorced 8,758 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 661 0.6
 Female 4,682 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 272 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 101 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 122,377 100.0
           under 18 years 1,674 100.0     Total ancestries reported 136,952 111.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 736 44.0   Arab 302 0.2
        Czech¹ 259 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 341 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 89,504 100.0   Dutch 4,433 3.6
Civilian veterans 12,976 14.5   English 18,939 15.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 11,743 9.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,214 3.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 21,170 17.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 31,720 100.0   Greek 217 0.2
With a disability 2,831 8.9   Hungarian 398 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 68,949 100.0   Irish¹ 22,953 18.8
With a disability 13,186 19.1   Italian 15,339 12.5
 Percent employed 47.8 (X)   Lithuanian 266 0.2
No disability 55,763 80.9   Norwegian 518 0.4
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 7,102 5.8
     Population 65 years and over 13,168 100.0   Portuguese 85 0.1
With a disability 5,485 41.7   Russian 760 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,526 1.2
        Scottish 2,717 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 108 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 114,830 100.0   Subsaharan African 47 0.0
Same house in 1995 69,752 60.7   Swedish 897 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 44,595 38.8   Swiss 347 0.3
 Same county 28,853 25.1   Ukrainian 1,017 0.8
 Different county 15,742 13.7   United States or American 8,990 7.3
  Same state 12,371 10.8   Welsh 1,208 1.0
  Different state 3,371 2.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 132 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 483 0.4   Other ancestries 10,924 8.9
 
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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