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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Suffolk 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 1,419,369 100.0
      enrolled in school 387,491 100.0   Native 1,260,844 88.8
Nursery school, preschool 31,658 8.2       Born in United States 1,238,725 87.3
Kindergarten 21,608 5.6           State of residence 1,127,869 79.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 173,409 44.8           Different state 110,856 7.8
High school (grades 9-12) 78,724 20.3       Born outside United States 22,119 1.6
College or graduate school 82,092 21.2   Foreign born 158,525 11.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 54,970 3.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 77,416 5.5
  Population 25 years and over 942,401 100.0       Not a citizen 81,109 5.7
Less than 9th grade 41,038 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 89,136 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 294,953 31.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 158,525 100.0
Some college, no degree 183,330 19.5   Europe 46,047 29.0
Associate degree 75,080 8.0   Asia 31,211 19.7
Bachelor's degree 147,323 15.6   Africa 2,698 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 111,541 11.8   Oceania 304 0.2
        Latin America 76,040 48.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.2 (X)   Northern America 2,225 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,319,377 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,105,658 100.0   English only 1,094,244 82.9
Never married 285,732 25.8   Language other than English 225,133 17.1
Now married, except separated 644,918 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 88,440 6.7
Separated 23,547 2.1   Spanish 115,677 8.8
Widowed 75,047 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 53,958 4.1
 Female 60,517 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 83,773 6.3
Divorced 76,414 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,414 1.9
 Female 46,333 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19,981 1.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,679 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,419,369 100.0
           under 18 years 34,363 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,756,313 123.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 7,777 22.6   Arab 4,789 0.3
        Czech¹ 10,750 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,348 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,049,306 100.0   Dutch 13,044 0.9
Civilian veterans 119,918 11.4   English 82,612 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 26,055 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7,293 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 244,179 17.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 316,675 100.0   Greek 18,419 1.3
With a disability 21,279 6.7   Hungarian 11,878 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 831,293 100.0   Irish¹ 325,478 22.9
With a disability 135,001 16.2   Italian 408,572 28.8
 Percent employed 59.0 (X)   Lithuanian 5,793 0.4
No disability 696,292 83.8   Norwegian 14,976 1.1
 Percent employed 78.0 (X)   Polish 85,175 6.0
     Population 65 years and over 159,498 100.0   Portuguese 6,366 0.4
With a disability 57,805 36.2   Russian 35,002 2.5
        Scotch-Irish 12,904 0.9
        Scottish 15,749 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,799 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 1,319,377 100.0   Subsaharan African 5,092 0.4
Same house in 1995 854,055 64.7   Swedish 15,349 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 438,846 33.3   Swiss 3,064 0.2
 Same county 295,589 22.4   Ukrainian 8,181 0.6
 Different county 143,257 10.9   United States or American 42,448 3.0
  Same state 107,972 8.2   Welsh 3,604 0.3
  Different state 35,285 2.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20,621 1.5
Elsewhere in 1995 26,476 2.0   Other ancestries 322,773 22.7
 
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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