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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Westchester 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 923,459 100.0
      enrolled in school 244,926 100.0   Native 718,030 77.8
Nursery school, preschool 21,311 8.7       Born in United States 699,943 75.8
Kindergarten 14,291 5.8           State of residence 584,946 63.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 106,777 43.6           Different state 114,997 12.5
High school (grades 9-12) 49,700 20.3       Born outside United States 18,087 2.0
College or graduate school 52,847 21.6   Foreign born 205,429 22.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 79,184 8.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 85,546 9.3
  Population 25 years and over 628,941 100.0       Not a citizen 119,883 13.0
Less than 9th grade 43,762 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 59,694 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 138,814 22.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 205,429 100.0
Some college, no degree 95,004 15.1   Europe 56,422 27.5
Associate degree 34,743 5.5   Asia 36,601 17.8
Bachelor's degree 132,557 21.1   Africa 5,381 2.6
Graduate or professional degree 124,367 19.8   Oceania 631 0.3
        Latin America 103,564 50.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.6 (X)   Northern America 2,830 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 40.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 859,662 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 727,758 100.0   English only 615,323 71.6
Never married 203,645 28.0   Language other than English 244,339 28.4
Now married, except separated 404,365 55.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 106,056 12.3
Separated 17,592 2.4   Spanish 123,616 14.4
Widowed 52,913 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 63,724 7.4
 Female 43,641 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 84,695 9.9
Divorced 49,243 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27,907 3.2
 Female 31,099 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 26,176 3.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,058 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 923,459 100.0
           under 18 years 16,278 100.0     Total ancestries reported 996,626 107.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,709 28.9   Arab 5,990 0.6
        Czech¹ 4,813 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,948 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 693,467 100.0   Dutch 6,839 0.7
Civilian veterans 63,492 9.2   English 40,619 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,472 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,662 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 69,867 7.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 191,617 100.0   Greek 7,155 0.8
With a disability 14,046 7.3   Hungarian 9,403 1.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 532,087 100.0   Irish¹ 127,456 13.8
With a disability 91,923 17.3   Italian 192,226 20.8
 Percent employed 62.3 (X)   Lithuanian 2,477 0.3
No disability 440,164 82.7   Norwegian 4,101 0.4
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 35,655 3.9
     Population 65 years and over 122,401 100.0   Portuguese 8,542 0.9
With a disability 41,097 33.6   Russian 34,297 3.7
        Scotch-Irish 6,161 0.7
        Scottish 9,708 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,048 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 859,662 100.0   Subsaharan African 6,905 0.7
Same house in 1995 526,489 61.2   Swedish 5,964 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 293,464 34.1   Swiss 2,545 0.3
 Same county 183,572 21.4   Ukrainian 5,704 0.6
 Different county 109,892 12.8   United States or American 32,480 3.5
  Same state 76,578 8.9   Welsh 2,315 0.3
  Different state 33,314 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 29,656 3.2
Elsewhere in 1995 39,709 4.6   Other ancestries 323,618 35.0
 
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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