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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Luzerne 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 319,250 100.0
      enrolled in school 73,449 100.0   Native 313,079 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 4,353 5.9       Born in United States 311,457 97.6
Kindergarten 3,626 4.9           State of residence 274,844 86.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 31,954 43.5           Different state 36,613 11.5
High school (grades 9-12) 17,598 24.0       Born outside United States 1,622 0.5
College or graduate school 15,918 21.7   Foreign born 6,171 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,200 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,731 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 226,374 100.0       Not a citizen 2,440 0.8
Less than 9th grade 13,336 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 29,554 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 93,749 41.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,171 100.0
Some college, no degree 37,158 16.4   Europe 3,045 49.3
Associate degree 15,541 6.9   Asia 1,479 24.0
Bachelor's degree 23,520 10.4   Africa 215 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 13,516 6.0   Oceania 34 0.6
        Latin America 1,154 18.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.1 (X)   Northern America 244 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 303,358 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 264,450 100.0   English only 287,778 94.9
Never married 70,662 26.7   Language other than English 15,580 5.1
Now married, except separated 138,183 52.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,723 1.6
Separated 5,558 2.1   Spanish 4,196 1.4
Widowed 28,915 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,664 0.5
 Female 23,512 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 10,034 3.3
Divorced 21,132 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,533 0.8
 Female 11,428 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 758 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 367 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 319,250 100.0
           under 18 years 4,283 100.0     Total ancestries reported 385,991 120.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,887 44.1   Arab 3,039 1.0
        Czech¹ 2,005 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 199 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 252,009 100.0   Dutch 10,005 3.1
Civilian veterans 40,016 15.9   English 20,990 6.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,412 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 477 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 52,567 16.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 63,469 100.0   Greek 2,015 0.6
With a disability 5,431 8.6   Hungarian 1,837 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 172,822 100.0   Irish¹ 55,729 17.5
With a disability 34,583 20.0   Italian 50,702 15.9
 Percent employed 54.0 (X)   Lithuanian 11,421 3.6
No disability 138,239 80.0   Norwegian 445 0.1
 Percent employed 78.8 (X)   Polish 76,290 23.9
     Population 65 years and over 58,755 100.0   Portuguese 228 0.1
With a disability 25,658 43.7   Russian 9,387 2.9
        Scotch-Irish 1,701 0.5
        Scottish 2,889 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 21,583 6.8
  Population 5 years and over 303,358 100.0   Subsaharan African 330 0.1
Same house in 1995 209,576 69.1   Swedish 1,171 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 92,308 30.4   Swiss 277 0.1
 Same county 67,731 22.3   Ukrainian 4,740 1.5
 Different county 24,577 8.1   United States or American 10,321 3.2
  Same state 14,397 4.7   Welsh 17,277 5.4
  Different state 10,180 3.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 131 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,474 0.5   Other ancestries 24,823 7.8
 
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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