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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lancaster 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 470,658 100.0
      enrolled in school 115,931 100.0   Native 455,621 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 7,173 6.2       Born in United States 444,933 94.5
Kindergarten 6,509 5.6           State of residence 372,146 79.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 58,677 50.6           Different state 72,787 15.5
High school (grades 9-12) 24,761 21.4       Born outside United States 10,688 2.3
College or graduate school 18,811 16.2   Foreign born 15,037 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,459 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7,207 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 302,503 100.0       Not a citizen 7,830 1.7
Less than 9th grade 28,031 9.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 40,451 13.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 117,501 38.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 15,037 100.0
Some college, no degree 40,847 13.5   Europe 4,720 31.4
Associate degree 13,634 4.5   Asia 5,339 35.5
Bachelor's degree 41,643 13.8   Africa 533 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 20,396 6.7   Oceania 54 0.4
        Latin America 3,707 24.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.4 (X)   Northern America 684 4.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 438,090 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 365,514 100.0   English only 380,622 86.9
Never married 90,224 24.7   Language other than English 57,468 13.1
Now married, except separated 218,020 59.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23,748 5.4
Separated 6,470 1.8   Spanish 21,741 5.0
Widowed 23,930 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,942 2.0
 Female 19,403 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 30,267 6.9
Divorced 26,870 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,839 2.7
 Female 15,148 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,652 1.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,734 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 470,658 100.0
           under 18 years 6,523 100.0     Total ancestries reported 475,933 101.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,421 37.1   Arab 697 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,381 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 811 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 345,201 100.0   Dutch 7,218 1.5
Civilian veterans 41,565 12.0   English 33,317 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,618 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,454 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 178,021 37.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 112,602 100.0   Greek 2,190 0.5
With a disability 8,482 7.5   Hungarian 1,999 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 257,875 100.0   Irish¹ 47,587 10.1
With a disability 38,636 15.0   Italian 22,340 4.7
 Percent employed 64.1 (X)   Lithuanian 1,192 0.3
No disability 219,239 85.0   Norwegian 1,632 0.3
 Percent employed 82.5 (X)   Polish 11,243 2.4
     Population 65 years and over 60,592 100.0   Portuguese 245 0.1
With a disability 21,835 36.0   Russian 2,804 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 8,367 1.8
        Scottish 7,002 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,533 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 438,090 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,111 0.2
Same house in 1995 263,690 60.2   Swedish 3,422 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 168,799 38.5   Swiss 15,340 3.3
 Same county 119,288 27.2   Ukrainian 1,727 0.4
 Different county 49,511 11.3   United States or American 43,232 9.2
  Same state 27,976 6.4   Welsh 4,919 1.0
  Different state 21,535 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 730 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 5,601 1.3   Other ancestries 65,801 14.0
 
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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