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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bennington 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 36,994 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,380 100.0   Native 36,000 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 667 7.1       Born in United States 35,826 96.8
Kindergarten 474 5.1           State of residence 17,766 48.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,299 45.8           Different state 18,060 48.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,124 22.6       Born outside United States 174 0.5
College or graduate school 1,816 19.4   Foreign born 994 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 247 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 577 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 25,311 100.0       Not a citizen 417 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,332 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,490 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,382 33.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 994 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,561 18.0   Europe 522 52.5
Associate degree 1,690 6.7   Asia 138 13.9
Bachelor's degree 4,278 16.9   Africa 25 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 2,578 10.2   Oceania 7 0.7
        Latin America 89 9.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.9 (X)   Northern America 213 21.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,005 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,871 100.0   English only 33,464 95.6
Never married 7,149 23.9   Language other than English 1,541 4.4
Now married, except separated 16,861 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 361 1.0
Separated 427 1.4   Spanish 433 1.2
Widowed 2,327 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 117 0.3
 Female 1,969 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 965 2.8
Divorced 3,107 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 199 0.6
 Female 1,792 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 85 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 36,994 100.0
           under 18 years 295 100.0     Total ancestries reported 41,941 113.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 150 50.8   Arab 113 0.3
        Czech¹ 212 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 214 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,188 100.0   Dutch 926 2.5
Civilian veterans 4,746 16.8   English 6,599 17.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,549 12.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,152 5.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,355 11.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,215 100.0   Greek 93 0.3
With a disability 624 7.6   Hungarian 152 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,619 100.0   Irish¹ 7,083 19.1
With a disability 3,967 19.2   Italian 3,223 8.7
 Percent employed 64.2 (X)   Lithuanian 171 0.5
No disability 16,652 80.8   Norwegian 275 0.7
 Percent employed 82.7 (X)   Polish 1,525 4.1
     Population 65 years and over 5,548 100.0   Portuguese 90 0.2
With a disability 2,041 36.8   Russian 365 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 694 1.9
        Scottish 1,426 3.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 41 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 35,005 100.0   Subsaharan African 39 0.1
Same house in 1995 21,559 61.6   Swedish 502 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,161 37.6   Swiss 101 0.3
 Same county 7,583 21.7   Ukrainian 116 0.3
 Different county 5,578 15.9   United States or American 2,614 7.1
  Same state 1,001 2.9   Welsh 388 1.0
  Different state 4,577 13.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 285 0.8   Other ancestries 3,910 10.6
 
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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