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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lackawanna 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 213,295 100.0
      enrolled in school 52,278 100.0   Native 208,462 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 3,456 6.6       Born in United States 207,304 97.2
Kindergarten 2,628 5.0           State of residence 181,025 84.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 22,162 42.4           Different state 26,279 12.3
High school (grades 9-12) 11,524 22.0       Born outside United States 1,158 0.5
College or graduate school 12,508 23.9   Foreign born 4,833 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,651 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,907 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 148,116 100.0       Not a citizen 1,926 0.9
Less than 9th grade 7,733 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,906 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 60,071 40.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,833 100.0
Some college, no degree 22,583 15.2   Europe 2,125 44.0
Associate degree 9,795 6.6   Asia 1,539 31.8
Bachelor's degree 18,425 12.4   Africa 144 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 10,603 7.2   Oceania 38 0.8
        Latin America 707 14.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.0 (X)   Northern America 280 5.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 202,210 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 175,231 100.0   English only 190,894 94.4
Never married 47,101 26.9   Language other than English 11,316 5.6
Now married, except separated 92,553 52.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,554 1.8
Separated 3,012 1.7   Spanish 3,156 1.6
Widowed 18,862 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,085 0.5
 Female 15,552 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 6,955 3.4
Divorced 13,703 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,924 1.0
 Female 7,940 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 800 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 434 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 213,295 100.0
           under 18 years 2,711 100.0     Total ancestries reported 265,316 124.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 891 32.9   Arab 1,374 0.6
        Czech¹ 975 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 195 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 166,787 100.0   Dutch 2,155 1.0
Civilian veterans 24,372 14.6   English 15,827 7.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,271 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 533 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 32,715 15.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 44,350 100.0   Greek 554 0.3
With a disability 3,631 8.2   Hungarian 1,614 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 115,141 100.0   Irish¹ 54,246 25.4
With a disability 22,793 19.8   Italian 49,695 23.3
 Percent employed 53.5 (X)   Lithuanian 4,550 2.1
No disability 92,348 80.2   Norwegian 393 0.2
 Percent employed 78.6 (X)   Polish 39,336 18.4
     Population 65 years and over 39,344 100.0   Portuguese 139 0.1
With a disability 16,532 42.0   Russian 9,137 4.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,407 0.7
        Scottish 2,129 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7,369 3.5
  Population 5 years and over 202,210 100.0   Subsaharan African 239 0.1
Same house in 1995 139,849 69.2   Swedish 735 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 61,016 30.2   Swiss 682 0.3
 Same county 43,207 21.4   Ukrainian 4,919 2.3
 Different county 17,809 8.8   United States or American 5,632 2.6
  Same state 9,103 4.5   Welsh 13,664 6.4
  Different state 8,706 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 106 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,345 0.7   Other ancestries 12,725 6.0
 
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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