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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chester 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 34,068 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,226 100.0   Native 33,783 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 504 6.1       Born in United States 33,681 98.9
Kindergarten 635 7.7           State of residence 27,103 79.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,531 55.1           Different state 6,578 19.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,756 21.3       Born outside United States 102 0.3
College or graduate school 800 9.7   Foreign born 285 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 132 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 144 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 22,043 100.0       Not a citizen 141 0.4
Less than 9th grade 2,426 11.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,817 21.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,962 36.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 285 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,533 16.0   Europe 81 28.4
Associate degree 1,198 5.4   Asia 90 31.6
Bachelor's degree 1,355 6.1   Africa 9 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 752 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 85 29.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.1 (X)   Northern America 20 7.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,813 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,290 100.0   English only 30,956 97.3
Never married 6,616 25.2   Language other than English 857 2.7
Now married, except separated 13,788 52.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 277 0.9
Separated 1,132 4.3   Spanish 577 1.8
Widowed 2,279 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 165 0.5
 Female 1,852 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 201 0.6
Divorced 2,475 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.2
 Female 1,340 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 67 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,068 100.0
           under 18 years 1,097 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,465 83.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 553 50.4   Arab 17 0.0
        Czech¹ 17 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,913 100.0   Dutch 252 0.7
Civilian veterans 3,016 12.1   English 1,589 4.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 190 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 40 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,445 4.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,129 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 843 10.4   Hungarian 31 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,259 100.0   Irish¹ 2,011 5.9
With a disability 5,617 29.2   Italian 361 1.1
 Percent employed 56.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 13,642 70.8   Norwegian 32 0.1
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 150 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,123 100.0   Portuguese 21 0.1
With a disability 1,982 48.1   Russian 31 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,287 3.8
        Scottish 310 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 31,813 100.0   Subsaharan African 223 0.7
Same house in 1995 20,981 66.0   Swedish 44 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,696 33.6   Swiss 12 0.0
 Same county 6,065 19.1   Ukrainian 13 0.0
 Different county 4,631 14.6   United States or American 6,205 18.2
  Same state 2,706 8.5   Welsh 57 0.2
  Different state 1,925 6.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 136 0.4   Other ancestries 14,088 41.4
 
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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