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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bedford city
[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 6,299 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,345 100.0   Native 6,201 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 91 6.8       Born in United States 6,185 98.2
Kindergarten 103 7.7           State of residence 4,629 73.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 650 48.3           Different state 1,556 24.7
High school (grades 9-12) 269 20.0       Born outside United States 16 0.3
College or graduate school 232 17.2   Foreign born 98 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 23 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 86 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 4,494 100.0       Not a citizen 12 0.2
Less than 9th grade 447 9.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 860 19.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,456 32.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 98 100.0
Some college, no degree 847 18.8   Europe 37 37.8
Associate degree 200 4.5   Asia 20 20.4
Bachelor's degree 478 10.6   Africa 18 18.4
Graduate or professional degree 206 4.6   Oceania 13 13.3
        Latin America 10 10.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,944 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,114 100.0   English only 5,743 96.6
Never married 1,090 21.3   Language other than English 201 3.4
Now married, except separated 2,753 53.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.7
Separated 134 2.6   Spanish 51 0.9
Widowed 530 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.2
 Female 446 8.7   Other Indo-European languages 115 1.9
Divorced 607 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.4
 Female 401 7.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 20 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,299 100.0
           under 18 years 144 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,148 81.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 47 32.6   Arab 9 0.1
        Czech¹ 7 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,917 100.0   Dutch 62 1.0
Civilian veterans 684 13.9   English 767 12.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 117 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 500 7.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,121 100.0   Greek 49 0.8
With a disability 73 6.5   Hungarian 15 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,139 100.0   Irish¹ 429 6.8
With a disability 985 31.4   Italian 113 1.8
 Percent employed 58.1 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.1
No disability 2,154 68.6   Norwegian 23 0.4
 Percent employed 74.7 (X)   Polish 23 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,268 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.2
With a disability 645 50.9   Russian 12 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 155 2.5
        Scottish 117 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,944 100.0   Subsaharan African 43 0.7
Same house in 1995 3,415 57.5   Swedish 7 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,513 42.3   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 816 13.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,697 28.5   United States or American 782 12.4
  Same state 1,267 21.3   Welsh 21 0.3
  Different state 430 7.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 16 0.3   Other ancestries 1,850 29.4
 
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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