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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 15,540 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,531 100.0   Native 15,461 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 236 5.2       Born in United States 15,402 99.1
Kindergarten 199 4.4           State of residence 11,283 72.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,695 37.4           Different state 4,119 26.5
High school (grades 9-12) 876 19.3       Born outside United States 59 0.4
College or graduate school 1,525 33.7   Foreign born 79 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 63 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 30 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 9,531 100.0       Not a citizen 49 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,168 12.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,903 20.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,157 33.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 79 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,904 20.0   Europe 19 24.1
Associate degree 330 3.5   Asia 12 15.2
Bachelor's degree 754 7.9   Africa 19 24.1
Graduate or professional degree 315 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 19 24.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.8 (X)   Northern America 10 12.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,502 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,355 100.0   English only 14,203 97.9
Never married 2,952 23.9   Language other than English 299 2.1
Now married, except separated 7,103 57.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 120 0.8
Separated 98 0.8   Spanish 203 1.4
Widowed 871 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 82 0.6
 Female 767 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 78 0.5
Divorced 1,331 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.2
 Female 746 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 18 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,540 100.0
           under 18 years 284 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,426 73.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 97 34.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,754 100.0   Dutch 108 0.7
Civilian veterans 1,442 12.3   English 1,127 7.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 205 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,154 7.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,989 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 394 9.9   Hungarian 9 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,286 100.0   Irish¹ 1,710 11.0
With a disability 1,893 22.8   Italian 202 1.3
 Percent employed 54.9 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 6,393 77.2   Norwegian 7 0.0
 Percent employed 78.2 (X)   Polish 125 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,092 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.1
With a disability 1,165 55.7   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 197 1.3
        Scottish 261 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,502 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,324 57.4   Swedish 19 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,080 41.9   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 2,444 16.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,636 25.1   United States or American 3,325 21.4
  Same state 2,173 15.0   Welsh 140 0.9
  Different state 1,463 10.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 98 0.7   Other ancestries 2,760 17.8
 
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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