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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rockingham 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 91,928 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,909 100.0   Native 89,463 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 1,426 7.2       Born in United States 89,132 97.0
Kindergarten 1,347 6.8           State of residence 70,214 76.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,980 50.1           Different state 18,918 20.6
High school (grades 9-12) 4,434 22.3       Born outside United States 331 0.4
College or graduate school 2,722 13.7   Foreign born 2,465 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,736 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 426 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 63,470 100.0       Not a citizen 2,039 2.2
Less than 9th grade 6,857 10.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,894 20.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,138 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,465 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,034 19.0   Europe 237 9.6
Associate degree 3,690 5.8   Asia 250 10.1
Bachelor's degree 4,815 7.6   Africa 4 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 2,042 3.2   Oceania 10 0.4
        Latin America 1,911 77.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.9 (X)   Northern America 53 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 86,160 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 73,939 100.0   English only 82,153 95.3
Never married 14,907 20.2   Language other than English 4,007 4.7
Now married, except separated 42,866 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,313 2.7
Separated 2,350 3.2   Spanish 3,096 3.6
Widowed 6,357 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,921 2.2
 Female 5,313 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 658 0.8
Divorced 7,459 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 224 0.3
 Female 4,157 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 209 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 168 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 91,928 100.0
           under 18 years 2,296 100.0     Total ancestries reported 70,601 76.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,117 48.6   Arab 50 0.1
        Czech¹ 94 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 58 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 70,460 100.0   Dutch 735 0.8
Civilian veterans 9,329 13.2   English 8,247 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 837 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 161 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,787 5.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 18,552 100.0   Greek 89 0.1
With a disability 1,696 9.1   Hungarian 52 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 53,746 100.0   Irish¹ 5,568 6.1
With a disability 12,580 23.4   Italian 996 1.1
 Percent employed 55.4 (X)   Lithuanian 64 0.1
No disability 41,166 76.6   Norwegian 242 0.3
 Percent employed 76.7 (X)   Polish 349 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 13,078 100.0   Portuguese 51 0.1
With a disability 6,442 49.3   Russian 119 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,931 2.1
        Scottish 1,285 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 86,160 100.0   Subsaharan African 361 0.4
Same house in 1995 53,862 62.5   Swedish 153 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 31,100 36.1   Swiss 90 0.1
 Same county 20,345 23.6   Ukrainian 19 0.0
 Different county 10,755 12.5   United States or American 19,915 21.7
  Same state 5,885 6.8   Welsh 281 0.3
  Different state 4,870 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 120 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,198 1.4   Other ancestries 23,940 26.0
 
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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