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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Philadelphia 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 1,517,550 100.0
      enrolled in school 440,307 100.0   Native 1,380,345 91.0
Nursery school, preschool 26,132 5.9       Born in United States 1,332,410 87.8
Kindergarten 20,916 4.8           State of residence 1,088,493 71.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 181,196 41.2           Different state 243,917 16.1
High school (grades 9-12) 96,392 21.9       Born outside United States 47,935 3.2
College or graduate school 115,671 26.3   Foreign born 137,205 9.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 63,624 4.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 64,786 4.3
  Population 25 years and over 966,197 100.0       Not a citizen 72,419 4.8
Less than 9th grade 72,617 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 205,473 21.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 322,059 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 137,205 100.0
Some college, no degree 150,413 15.6   Europe 41,516 30.3
Associate degree 42,994 4.4   Asia 52,767 38.5
Bachelor's degree 99,936 10.3   Africa 9,175 6.7
Graduate or professional degree 72,705 7.5   Oceania 250 0.2
        Latin America 32,099 23.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.2 (X)   Northern America 1,398 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,419,977 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,194,967 100.0   English only 1,168,463 82.3
Never married 487,710 40.8   Language other than English 251,514 17.7
Now married, except separated 439,762 36.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 113,672 8.0
Separated 52,078 4.4   Spanish 110,498 7.8
Widowed 112,542 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 45,884 3.2
 Female 91,942 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 79,181 5.6
Divorced 102,875 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33,447 2.4
 Female 63,552 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 49,926 3.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 30,339 2.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,517,550 100.0
           under 18 years 51,159 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,505,152 99.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 21,123 41.3   Arab 5,271 0.3
        Czech¹ 2,421 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 950 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,134,285 100.0   Dutch 5,444 0.4
Civilian veterans 123,365 10.9   English 44,513 2.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 11,316 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,994 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 123,058 8.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 358,399 100.0   Greek 4,414 0.3
With a disability 34,273 9.6   Hungarian 5,848 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 835,325 100.0   Irish¹ 206,582 13.6
With a disability 223,058 26.7   Italian 140,139 9.2
 Percent employed 47.5 (X)   Lithuanian 5,681 0.4
No disability 612,267 73.3   Norwegian 2,201 0.1
 Percent employed 68.8 (X)   Polish 65,508 4.3
     Population 65 years and over 204,900 100.0   Portuguese 2,589 0.2
With a disability 97,078 47.4   Russian 26,375 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 9,109 0.6
        Scottish 8,323 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,388 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 1,419,977 100.0   Subsaharan African 24,682 1.6
Same house in 1995 879,027 61.9   Swedish 3,597 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 494,773 34.8   Swiss 1,218 0.1
 Same county 359,507 25.3   Ukrainian 15,665 1.0
 Different county 135,266 9.5   United States or American 27,843 1.8
  Same state 54,213 3.8   Welsh 4,922 0.3
  Different state 81,053 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18,376 1.2
Elsewhere in 1995 46,177 3.3   Other ancestries 734,725 48.4
 
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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