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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Erie 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 79,551 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,104 100.0   Native 78,360 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,100 5.8       Born in United States 78,042 98.1
Kindergarten 1,239 6.5           State of residence 63,209 79.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,413 49.3           Different state 14,833 18.6
High school (grades 9-12) 4,711 24.7       Born outside United States 318 0.4
College or graduate school 2,641 13.8   Foreign born 1,191 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 248 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 828 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 54,232 100.0       Not a citizen 363 0.5
Less than 9th grade 2,174 4.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,525 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,227 41.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,191 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,109 20.5   Europe 600 50.4
Associate degree 3,170 5.8   Asia 312 26.2
Bachelor's degree 5,976 11.0   Africa 7 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 3,051 5.6   Oceania 5 0.4
        Latin America 129 10.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.0 (X)   Northern America 138 11.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 74,817 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 63,415 100.0   English only 71,993 96.2
Never married 14,236 22.4   Language other than English 2,824 3.8
Now married, except separated 36,540 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 957 1.3
Separated 1,018 1.6   Spanish 1,209 1.6
Widowed 5,007 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 445 0.6
 Female 3,977 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,184 1.6
Divorced 6,614 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 352 0.5
 Female 3,547 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 226 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 126 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 79,551 100.0
           under 18 years 1,529 100.0     Total ancestries reported 87,690 110.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 844 55.2   Arab 140 0.2
        Czech¹ 607 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 449 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 59,938 100.0   Dutch 1,410 1.8
Civilian veterans 9,783 16.3   English 8,573 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,968 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 434 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 29,117 36.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,294 100.0   Greek 337 0.4
With a disability 1,278 7.4   Hungarian 1,368 1.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 44,781 100.0   Irish¹ 10,753 13.5
With a disability 7,124 15.9   Italian 6,331 8.0
 Percent employed 61.9 (X)   Lithuanian 61 0.1
No disability 37,657 84.1   Norwegian 358 0.5
 Percent employed 78.8 (X)   Polish 2,653 3.3
     Population 65 years and over 11,136 100.0   Portuguese 46 0.1
With a disability 4,620 41.5   Russian 210 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 832 1.0
        Scottish 1,284 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 831 1.0
  Population 5 years and over 74,817 100.0   Subsaharan African 508 0.6
Same house in 1995 46,198 61.7   Swedish 712 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 28,319 37.9   Swiss 414 0.5
 Same county 17,495 23.4   Ukrainian 245 0.3
 Different county 10,824 14.5   United States or American 4,918 6.2
  Same state 8,354 11.2   Welsh 786 1.0
  Different state 2,470 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 300 0.4   Other ancestries 12,324 15.5
 
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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