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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Salem 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 24,747 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,792 100.0   Native 24,224 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 494 7.3       Born in United States 24,085 97.3
Kindergarten 283 4.2           State of residence 16,804 67.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,468 36.3           Different state 7,281 29.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,352 19.9       Born outside United States 139 0.6
College or graduate school 2,195 32.3   Foreign born 523 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 163 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 288 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 16,657 100.0       Not a citizen 235 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,067 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,936 11.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,357 32.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 523 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,887 23.3   Europe 188 35.9
Associate degree 1,110 6.7   Asia 213 40.7
Bachelor's degree 2,185 13.1   Africa 14 2.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,115 6.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 108 20.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,542 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,549 100.0   English only 22,600 96.0
Never married 5,247 25.5   Language other than English 942 4.0
Now married, except separated 10,898 53.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 287 1.2
Separated 439 2.1   Spanish 379 1.6
Widowed 1,711 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.4
 Female 1,498 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 360 1.5
Divorced 2,254 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.4
 Female 1,330 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 168 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 94 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,747 100.0
           under 18 years 285 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,050 89.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 114 40.0   Arab 86 0.3
        Czech¹ 21 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 66 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,571 100.0   Dutch 379 1.5
Civilian veterans 3,101 15.8   English 3,260 13.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 648 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 122 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,801 15.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,578 100.0   Greek 14 0.1
With a disability 554 9.9   Hungarian 64 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,570 100.0   Irish¹ 2,731 11.0
With a disability 2,389 17.6   Italian 620 2.5
 Percent employed 57.0 (X)   Lithuanian 44 0.2
No disability 11,181 82.4   Norwegian 79 0.3
 Percent employed 82.9 (X)   Polish 293 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,844 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,432 37.3   Russian 47 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 686 2.8
        Scottish 550 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 23,542 100.0   Subsaharan African 72 0.3
Same house in 1995 13,246 56.3   Swedish 137 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,057 42.7   Swiss 127 0.5
 Same county 2,439 10.4   Ukrainian 23 0.1
 Different county 7,618 32.4   United States or American 4,474 18.1
  Same state 5,486 23.3   Welsh 139 0.6
  Different state 2,132 9.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 239 1.0   Other ancestries 3,548 14.3
 
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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