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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Somerset 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 80,023 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,927 100.0   Native 79,442 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 875 5.2       Born in United States 79,123 98.9
Kindergarten 1,000 5.9           State of residence 70,522 88.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,146 48.1           Different state 8,601 10.7
High school (grades 9-12) 4,928 29.1       Born outside United States 319 0.4
College or graduate school 1,978 11.7   Foreign born 581 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 215 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 320 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 55,956 100.0       Not a citizen 261 0.3
Less than 9th grade 4,875 8.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,723 13.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28,172 50.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 581 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,423 11.5   Europe 250 43.0
Associate degree 2,711 4.8   Asia 127 21.9
Bachelor's degree 4,016 7.2   Africa 16 2.8
Graduate or professional degree 2,036 3.6   Oceania 2 0.3
        Latin America 144 24.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.5 (X)   Northern America 42 7.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 75,700 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 65,548 100.0   English only 72,834 96.2
Never married 14,869 22.7   Language other than English 2,866 3.8
Now married, except separated 38,685 59.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,132 1.5
Separated 1,013 1.5   Spanish 748 1.0
Widowed 6,084 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 243 0.3
 Female 4,954 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,882 2.5
Divorced 4,897 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 762 1.0
 Female 2,344 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 126 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 80,023 100.0
           under 18 years 969 100.0     Total ancestries reported 77,248 96.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 408 42.1   Arab 67 0.1
        Czech¹ 586 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 62,099 100.0   Dutch 2,727 3.4
Civilian veterans 8,747 14.1   English 5,574 7.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 954 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 150 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 28,739 35.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,149 100.0   Greek 133 0.2
With a disability 1,186 7.3   Hungarian 1,672 2.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 42,808 100.0   Irish¹ 6,975 8.7
With a disability 8,014 18.7   Italian 5,235 6.5
 Percent employed 51.5 (X)   Lithuanian 113 0.1
No disability 34,794 81.3   Norwegian 114 0.1
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 4,963 6.2
     Population 65 years and over 13,625 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.0
With a disability 6,069 44.5   Russian 795 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 802 1.0
        Scottish 1,186 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,228 2.8
  Population 5 years and over 75,700 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 53,468 70.6   Swedish 416 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,440 28.3   Swiss 752 0.9
 Same county 15,093 19.9   Ukrainian 309 0.4
 Different county 6,347 8.4   United States or American 5,902 7.4
  Same state 4,389 5.8   Welsh 924 1.2
  Different state 1,958 2.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 792 1.0   Other ancestries 5,891 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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