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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bristol 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 50,648 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,156 100.0   Native 45,558 90.0
Nursery school, preschool 964 6.8       Born in United States 45,246 89.3
Kindergarten 706 5.0           State of residence 26,740 52.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,581 39.4           Different state 18,506 36.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,717 19.2       Born outside United States 312 0.6
College or graduate school 4,188 29.6   Foreign born 5,090 10.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 761 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,329 6.6
  Population 25 years and over 34,218 100.0       Not a citizen 1,761 3.5
Less than 9th grade 3,027 8.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,575 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,026 23.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,090 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,673 16.6   Europe 4,129 81.1
Associate degree 2,189 6.4   Asia 360 7.1
Bachelor's degree 6,923 20.2   Africa 60 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 4,805 14.0   Oceania 31 0.6
        Latin America 324 6.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.7 (X)   Northern America 186 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 47,964 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 41,051 100.0   English only 40,583 84.6
Never married 10,529 25.6   Language other than English 7,381 15.4
Now married, except separated 23,809 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,702 5.6
Separated 321 0.8   Spanish 621 1.3
Widowed 3,245 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 159 0.3
 Female 2,595 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 6,369 13.3
Divorced 3,147 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,423 5.1
 Female 1,868 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 291 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 50,648 100.0
           under 18 years 753 100.0     Total ancestries reported 62,540 123.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 222 29.5   Arab 221 0.4
        Czech¹ 131 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 178 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 39,010 100.0   Dutch 334 0.7
Civilian veterans 5,161 13.2   English 7,323 14.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,820 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,138 4.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,227 6.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,513 100.0   Greek 342 0.7
With a disability 843 7.3   Hungarian 179 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 27,802 100.0   Irish¹ 8,871 17.5
With a disability 4,484 16.1   Italian 10,008 19.8
 Percent employed 66.5 (X)   Lithuanian 173 0.3
No disability 23,318 83.9   Norwegian 277 0.5
 Percent employed 82.3 (X)   Polish 2,301 4.5
     Population 65 years and over 7,815 100.0   Portuguese 13,094 25.9
With a disability 3,030 38.8   Russian 571 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 757 1.5
        Scottish 1,239 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 39 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 47,964 100.0   Subsaharan African 163 0.3
Same house in 1995 30,449 63.5   Swedish 779 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,004 35.5   Swiss 69 0.1
 Same county 8,030 16.7   Ukrainian 110 0.2
 Different county 8,974 18.7   United States or American 1,382 2.7
  Same state 3,556 7.4   Welsh 177 0.3
  Different state 5,418 11.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 90 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 511 1.1   Other ancestries 3,547 7.0
 
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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