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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Schuylkill 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 150,336 100.0
      enrolled in school 30,760 100.0   Native 148,836 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,857 6.0       Born in United States 148,242 98.6
Kindergarten 1,692 5.5           State of residence 135,064 89.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,168 49.3           Different state 13,178 8.8
High school (grades 9-12) 7,740 25.2       Born outside United States 594 0.4
College or graduate school 4,303 14.0   Foreign born 1,500 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 403 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 970 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 108,010 100.0       Not a citizen 530 0.4
Less than 9th grade 7,090 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17,577 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 52,150 48.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,500 100.0
Some college, no degree 13,365 12.4   Europe 863 57.5
Associate degree 6,239 5.8   Asia 378 25.2
Bachelor's degree 7,598 7.0   Africa 31 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 3,991 3.7   Oceania 5 0.3
        Latin America 159 10.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.2 (X)   Northern America 64 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 143,026 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 124,802 100.0   English only 136,615 95.5
Never married 28,718 23.0   Language other than English 6,411 4.5
Now married, except separated 70,402 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,921 1.3
Separated 2,256 1.8   Spanish 1,737 1.2
Widowed 13,655 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 795 0.6
 Female 10,969 8.8   Other Indo-European languages 4,290 3.0
Divorced 9,771 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 973 0.7
 Female 5,014 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 287 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 143 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 150,336 100.0
           under 18 years 2,184 100.0     Total ancestries reported 166,189 110.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 856 39.2   Arab 555 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,096 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 121 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 118,922 100.0   Dutch 10,009 6.7
Civilian veterans 18,822 15.8   English 6,722 4.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,382 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 158 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 45,113 30.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,433 100.0   Greek 1,159 0.8
With a disability 1,982 7.0   Hungarian 772 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 79,988 100.0   Irish¹ 24,689 16.4
With a disability 14,793 18.5   Italian 11,467 7.6
 Percent employed 48.6 (X)   Lithuanian 8,937 5.9
No disability 65,195 81.5   Norwegian 190 0.1
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 15,726 10.5
     Population 65 years and over 27,986 100.0   Portuguese 97 0.1
With a disability 12,213 43.6   Russian 1,672 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 776 0.5
        Scottish 881 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5,876 3.9
  Population 5 years and over 143,026 100.0   Subsaharan African 121 0.1
Same house in 1995 99,452 69.5   Swedish 452 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 43,195 30.2   Swiss 324 0.2
 Same county 28,767 20.1   Ukrainian 4,841 3.2
 Different county 14,428 10.1   United States or American 6,733 4.5
  Same state 9,067 6.3   Welsh 5,226 3.5
  Different state 5,361 3.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 44 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 379 0.3   Other ancestries 11,050 7.4
 
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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