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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Queens 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 2,229,379 100.0
      enrolled in school 586,090 100.0   Native 1,201,040 53.9
Nursery school, preschool 32,116 5.5       Born in United States 1,149,982 51.6
Kindergarten 30,060 5.1           State of residence 1,014,682 45.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 233,679 39.9           Different state 135,300 6.1
High school (grades 9-12) 126,121 21.5       Born outside United States 51,058 2.3
College or graduate school 164,114 28.0   Foreign born 1,028,339 46.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 429,294 19.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 466,608 20.9
  Population 25 years and over 1,509,502 100.0       Not a citizen 561,731 25.2
Less than 9th grade 170,222 11.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 216,959 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 418,381 27.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,028,312 100.0
Some college, no degree 249,688 16.5   Europe 169,014 16.4
Associate degree 87,380 5.8   Asia 331,323 32.2
Bachelor's degree 228,419 15.1   Africa 20,148 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 138,453 9.2   Oceania 599 0.1
        Latin America 504,012 49.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.4 (X)   Northern America 3,216 0.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,088,870 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,801,628 100.0   English only 968,415 46.4
Never married 585,586 32.5   Language other than English 1,120,455 53.6
Now married, except separated 898,006 49.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 580,368 27.8
Separated 60,681 3.4   Spanish 485,046 23.2
Widowed 130,737 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 260,340 12.5
 Female 108,629 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 361,658 17.3
Divorced 126,618 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 160,525 7.7
 Female 79,809 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 237,391 11.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 146,781 7.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,229,379 100.0
           under 18 years 69,317 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,163,593 97.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 20,986 30.3   Arab 16,165 0.7
        Czech¹ 6,628 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,152 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,721,611 100.0   Dutch 3,279 0.1
Civilian veterans 101,398 5.9   English 20,115 0.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,822 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,319 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 79,013 3.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 450,507 100.0   Greek 45,257 2.0
With a disability 38,425 8.5   Hungarian 11,750 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,350,442 100.0   Irish¹ 122,152 5.5
With a disability 336,580 24.9   Italian 187,540 8.4
 Percent employed 58.5 (X)   Lithuanian 4,164 0.2
No disability 1,013,862 75.1   Norwegian 2,199 0.1
 Percent employed 68.2 (X)   Polish 60,192 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 272,918 100.0   Portuguese 4,707 0.2
With a disability 115,587 42.4   Russian 51,192 2.3
        Scotch-Irish 4,161 0.2
        Scottish 4,908 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,956 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 2,088,870 100.0   Subsaharan African 21,950 1.0
Same house in 1995 1,291,231 61.8   Swedish 3,079 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 627,855 30.1   Swiss 1,484 0.1
 Same county 431,997 20.7   Ukrainian 10,306 0.5
 Different county 195,858 9.4   United States or American 61,794 2.8
  Same state 149,966 7.2   Welsh 1,140 0.1
  Different state 45,892 2.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 136,628 6.1
Elsewhere in 1995 169,784 8.1   Other ancestries 1,287,541 57.8
 
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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