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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kent 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 167,090 100.0
      enrolled in school 40,874 100.0   Native 158,983 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 2,653 6.5       Born in United States 157,895 94.5
Kindergarten 2,038 5.0           State of residence 124,454 74.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 18,397 45.0           Different state 33,441 20.0
High school (grades 9-12) 8,841 21.6       Born outside United States 1,088 0.7
College or graduate school 8,945 21.9   Foreign born 8,107 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,710 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,260 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 116,628 100.0       Not a citizen 2,847 1.7
Less than 9th grade 5,209 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,574 11.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 36,288 31.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,107 100.0
Some college, no degree 23,121 19.8   Europe 4,100 50.6
Associate degree 9,538 8.2   Asia 1,856 22.9
Bachelor's degree 19,386 16.6   Africa 252 3.1
Graduate or professional degree 9,512 8.2   Oceania 34 0.4
        Latin America 1,182 14.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.9 (X)   Northern America 683 8.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 157,191 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 134,846 100.0   English only 143,864 91.5
Never married 32,996 24.5   Language other than English 13,327 8.5
Now married, except separated 76,337 56.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,102 2.6
Separated 1,707 1.3   Spanish 2,902 1.8
Widowed 10,452 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 921 0.6
 Female 8,476 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 8,396 5.3
Divorced 13,354 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,298 1.5
 Female 7,856 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,510 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 700 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 167,090 100.0
           under 18 years 2,430 100.0     Total ancestries reported 212,636 127.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 563 23.2   Arab 923 0.6
        Czech¹ 268 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 234 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 128,231 100.0   Dutch 1,202 0.7
Civilian veterans 19,445 15.2   English 27,557 16.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 24,388 14.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10,886 6.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,082 6.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 33,897 100.0   Greek 960 0.6
With a disability 2,701 8.0   Hungarian 417 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 97,675 100.0   Irish¹ 42,287 25.3
With a disability 16,979 17.4   Italian 36,444 21.8
 Percent employed 60.0 (X)   Lithuanian 670 0.4
No disability 80,696 82.6   Norwegian 870 0.5
 Percent employed 82.5 (X)   Polish 7,774 4.7
     Population 65 years and over 24,074 100.0   Portuguese 11,971 7.2
With a disability 9,632 40.0   Russian 1,529 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 2,600 1.6
        Scottish 3,791 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 133 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 157,191 100.0   Subsaharan African 612 0.4
Same house in 1995 99,907 63.6   Swedish 5,278 3.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 55,976 35.6   Swiss 270 0.2
 Same county 31,044 19.7   Ukrainian 434 0.3
 Different county 24,932 15.9   United States or American 4,839 2.9
  Same state 15,837 10.1   Welsh 583 0.3
  Different state 9,095 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 148 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,308 0.8   Other ancestries 14,486 8.7
 
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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