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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lancaster 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 61,351 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,891 100.0   Native 60,524 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 917 6.2       Born in United States 60,276 98.2
Kindergarten 952 6.4           State of residence 44,817 73.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,537 50.6           Different state 15,459 25.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,549 23.8       Born outside United States 248 0.4
College or graduate school 1,936 13.0   Foreign born 827 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 503 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 239 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 40,520 100.0       Not a citizen 588 1.0
Less than 9th grade 4,232 10.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,997 19.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,447 35.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 827 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,058 17.4   Europe 135 16.3
Associate degree 2,657 6.6   Asia 139 16.8
Bachelor's degree 2,742 6.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,387 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 542 65.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.8 (X)   Northern America 11 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 57,411 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 48,151 100.0   English only 55,399 96.5
Never married 11,476 23.8   Language other than English 2,012 3.5
Now married, except separated 27,031 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 821 1.4
Separated 1,592 3.3   Spanish 1,325 2.3
Widowed 3,869 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 614 1.1
 Female 3,156 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 506 0.9
Divorced 4,183 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.2
 Female 2,327 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 121 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 61,351 100.0
           under 18 years 1,701 100.0     Total ancestries reported 47,623 77.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 845 49.7   Arab 39 0.1
        Czech¹ 56 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 38 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 45,769 100.0   Dutch 228 0.4
Civilian veterans 5,982 13.1   English 3,082 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 398 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 79 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,789 4.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,975 100.0   Greek 15 0.0
With a disability 1,176 8.4   Hungarian 25 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 34,310 100.0   Irish¹ 3,705 6.0
With a disability 8,173 23.8   Italian 679 1.1
 Percent employed 54.7 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 26,137 76.2   Norwegian 88 0.1
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 182 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 7,326 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.0
With a disability 3,503 47.8   Russian 30 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 3,045 5.0
        Scottish 798 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 32 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 57,411 100.0   Subsaharan African 730 1.2
Same house in 1995 35,985 62.7   Swedish 86 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,831 36.3   Swiss 10 0.0
 Same county 13,084 22.8   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 7,747 13.5   United States or American 14,016 22.8
  Same state 3,533 6.2   Welsh 155 0.3
  Different state 4,214 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 595 1.0   Other ancestries 17,260 28.1
 
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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