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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fairfield 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 122,759 100.0
      enrolled in school 31,818 100.0   Native 121,158 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 2,505 7.9       Born in United States 120,492 98.2
Kindergarten 2,098 6.6           State of residence 97,060 79.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,108 47.5           Different state 23,432 19.1
High school (grades 9-12) 7,388 23.2       Born outside United States 666 0.5
College or graduate school 4,719 14.8   Foreign born 1,601 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 410 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,015 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 79,948 100.0       Not a citizen 586 0.5
Less than 9th grade 2,314 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,597 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30,695 38.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,601 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,152 21.5   Europe 616 38.5
Associate degree 5,530 6.9   Asia 603 37.7
Bachelor's degree 11,507 14.4   Africa 67 4.2
Graduate or professional degree 5,153 6.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 221 13.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.6 (X)   Northern America 94 5.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 114,162 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 95,308 100.0   English only 110,425 96.7
Never married 20,072 21.1   Language other than English 3,737 3.3
Now married, except separated 59,807 62.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,155 1.0
Separated 1,080 1.1   Spanish 1,712 1.5
Widowed 5,433 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 540 0.5
 Female 4,481 4.7   Other Indo-European languages 1,418 1.2
Divorced 8,916 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 373 0.3
 Female 5,043 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 479 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 215 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 122,759 100.0
           under 18 years 1,783 100.0     Total ancestries reported 119,383 97.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 707 39.7   Arab 263 0.2
        Czech¹ 463 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 298 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 89,742 100.0   Dutch 3,319 2.7
Civilian veterans 13,532 15.1   English 12,234 10.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,688 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 337 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 35,077 28.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,481 100.0   Greek 316 0.3
With a disability 1,755 6.2   Hungarian 795 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 70,021 100.0   Irish¹ 17,071 13.9
With a disability 10,287 14.7   Italian 5,154 4.2
 Percent employed 59.5 (X)   Lithuanian 141 0.1
No disability 59,734 85.3   Norwegian 556 0.5
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 2,285 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 13,046 100.0   Portuguese 51 0.0
With a disability 5,338 40.9   Russian 321 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,882 1.5
        Scottish 2,345 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 455 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 114,162 100.0   Subsaharan African 382 0.3
Same house in 1995 64,724 56.7   Swedish 573 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 48,983 42.9   Swiss 489 0.4
 Same county 23,941 21.0   Ukrainian 141 0.1
 Different county 25,042 21.9   United States or American 15,832 12.9
  Same state 17,957 15.7   Welsh 1,798 1.5
  Different state 7,085 6.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 63 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 455 0.4   Other ancestries 14,054 11.4
 
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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