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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chester 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 433,501 100.0
      enrolled in school 119,787 100.0   Native 409,731 94.5
Nursery school, preschool 9,939 8.3       Born in United States 405,511 93.5
Kindergarten 6,410 5.4           State of residence 287,177 66.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 53,831 44.9           Different state 118,334 27.3
High school (grades 9-12) 24,477 20.4       Born outside United States 4,220 1.0
College or graduate school 25,130 21.0   Foreign born 23,770 5.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10,991 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 10,513 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 285,816 100.0       Not a citizen 13,257 3.1
Less than 9th grade 10,085 3.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,491 7.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 74,179 26.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 23,770 100.0
Some college, no degree 44,280 15.5   Europe 7,610 32.0
Associate degree 15,429 5.4   Asia 7,113 29.9
Bachelor's degree 76,003 26.6   Africa 877 3.7
Graduate or professional degree 45,349 15.9   Oceania 177 0.7
        Latin America 7,104 29.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.3 (X)   Northern America 889 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 42.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 404,444 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 338,632 100.0   English only 369,030 91.2
Never married 84,908 25.1   Language other than English 35,414 8.8
Now married, except separated 205,557 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,405 3.3
Separated 5,412 1.6   Spanish 14,794 3.7
Widowed 19,456 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,322 1.8
 Female 15,880 4.7   Other Indo-European languages 13,857 3.4
Divorced 23,299 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,665 0.9
 Female 13,666 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,307 1.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,090 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 433,501 100.0
           under 18 years 5,875 100.0     Total ancestries reported 523,182 120.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,807 30.8   Arab 1,656 0.4
        Czech¹ 2,997 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,305 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 319,915 100.0   Dutch 9,208 2.1
Civilian veterans 38,103 11.9   English 59,030 13.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,446 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,956 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 99,058 22.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 99,604 100.0   Greek 2,761 0.6
With a disability 6,380 6.4   Hungarian 4,113 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 251,875 100.0   Irish¹ 97,275 22.4
With a disability 31,126 12.4   Italian 60,288 13.9
 Percent employed 64.6 (X)   Lithuanian 2,173 0.5
No disability 220,749 87.6   Norwegian 3,037 0.7
 Percent employed 81.0 (X)   Polish 22,099 5.1
     Population 65 years and over 47,114 100.0   Portuguese 393 0.1
With a disability 15,517 32.9   Russian 5,875 1.4
        Scotch-Irish 9,957 2.3
        Scottish 11,514 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,579 0.8
  Population 5 years and over 404,444 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,958 0.5
Same house in 1995 236,992 58.6   Swedish 4,982 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 159,316 39.4   Swiss 2,375 0.5
 Same county 72,386 17.9   Ukrainian 4,550 1.0
 Different county 86,930 21.5   United States or American 20,839 4.8
  Same state 48,777 12.1   Welsh 7,858 1.8
  Different state 38,153 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 733 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 8,136 2.0   Other ancestries 71,167 16.4
 
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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