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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hampshire 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 20,203 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,501 100.0   Native 20,077 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 165 3.7       Born in United States 20,041 99.2
Kindergarten 380 8.4           State of residence 7,648 37.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,370 52.7           Different state 12,393 61.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,112 24.7       Born outside United States 36 0.2
College or graduate school 474 10.5   Foreign born 126 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 34 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 73 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 13,690 100.0       Not a citizen 53 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,567 11.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,364 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,055 44.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 126 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,691 12.4   Europe 52 41.3
Associate degree 467 3.4   Asia 32 25.4
Bachelor's degree 866 6.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 680 5.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 15 11.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.3 (X)   Northern America 27 21.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,931 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,006 100.0   English only 18,540 97.9
Never married 3,232 20.2   Language other than English 391 2.1
Now married, except separated 9,470 59.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 88 0.5
Separated 326 2.0   Spanish 168 0.9
Widowed 1,334 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
 Female 1,099 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 209 1.1
Divorced 1,644 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.3
 Female 844 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,203 100.0
           under 18 years 292 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,868 78.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 123 42.1   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 11 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,146 100.0   Dutch 413 2.0
Civilian veterans 2,432 16.1   English 1,509 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 469 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 43 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,074 20.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,276 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 507 11.9   Hungarian 57 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,486 100.0   Irish¹ 2,036 10.1
With a disability 2,743 23.9   Italian 335 1.7
 Percent employed 49.5 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 8,743 76.1   Norwegian 40 0.2
 Percent employed 73.4 (X)   Polish 187 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,815 100.0   Portuguese 25 0.1
With a disability 1,406 49.9   Russian 16 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 396 2.0
        Scottish 301 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,931 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 12,635 66.7   Swedish 95 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,247 33.0   Swiss 53 0.3
 Same county 2,865 15.1   Ukrainian 14 0.1
 Different county 3,382 17.9   United States or American 3,954 19.6
  Same state 1,039 5.5   Welsh 163 0.8
  Different state 2,343 12.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 49 0.3   Other ancestries 1,621 8.0
 
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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