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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kings 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 129,461 100.0
      enrolled in school 37,449 100.0   Native 108,704 84.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,642 4.4       Born in United States 103,484 79.9
Kindergarten 2,290 6.1           State of residence 79,914 61.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 17,507 46.7           Different state 23,570 18.2
High school (grades 9-12) 9,535 25.5       Born outside United States 5,220 4.0
College or graduate school 6,475 17.3   Foreign born 20,757 16.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8,039 6.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 6,206 4.8
  Population 25 years and over 77,095 100.0       Not a citizen 14,551 11.2
Less than 9th grade 12,127 15.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,906 15.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,291 28.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 20,757 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,718 21.7   Europe 1,029 5.0
Associate degree 6,059 7.9   Asia 2,556 12.3
Bachelor's degree 5,893 7.6   Africa 67 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 2,101 2.7   Oceania 22 0.1
        Latin America 16,954 81.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.8 (X)   Northern America 129 0.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 119,256 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 97,954 100.0   English only 75,441 63.3
Never married 22,095 22.6   Language other than English 43,815 36.7
Now married, except separated 61,991 63.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20,037 16.8
Separated 2,725 2.8   Spanish 36,630 30.7
Widowed 4,648 4.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,586 14.7
 Female 3,375 3.4   Other Indo-European languages 2,455 2.1
Divorced 6,495 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 708 0.6
 Female 3,834 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,474 3.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,677 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 129,461 100.0
           under 18 years 3,420 100.0     Total ancestries reported 108,324 83.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,376 40.2   Arab 226 0.2
        Czech¹ 187 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 542 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 88,814 100.0   Dutch 2,113 1.6
Civilian veterans 11,565 13.0   English 5,867 4.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,033 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 322 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,721 6.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 32,289 100.0   Greek 126 0.1
With a disability 2,807 8.7   Hungarian 115 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 55,856 100.0   Irish¹ 7,830 6.0
With a disability 12,017 21.5   Italian 2,492 1.9
 Percent employed 46.0 (X)   Lithuanian 63 0.0
No disability 43,839 78.5   Norwegian 714 0.6
 Percent employed 67.7 (X)   Polish 594 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 9,212 100.0   Portuguese 7,409 5.7
With a disability 4,362 47.4   Russian 202 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 909 0.7
        Scottish 1,074 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 29 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 119,256 100.0   Subsaharan African 389 0.3
Same house in 1995 50,464 42.3   Swedish 939 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 61,501 51.6   Swiss 325 0.3
 Same county 28,883 24.2   Ukrainian 44 0.0
 Different county 32,618 27.4   United States or American 4,617 3.6
  Same state 26,900 22.6   Welsh 368 0.3
  Different state 5,718 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 111 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 7,291 6.1   Other ancestries 59,963 46.3
 
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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