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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fairfield 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 882,567 100.0
      enrolled in school 233,796 100.0   Native 733,529 83.1
Nursery school, preschool 21,076 9.0       Born in United States 707,363 80.1
Kindergarten 13,687 5.9           State of residence 399,184 45.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 106,262 45.5           Different state 308,179 34.9
High school (grades 9-12) 47,790 20.4       Born outside United States 26,166 3.0
College or graduate school 44,981 19.2   Foreign born 149,038 16.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 64,253 7.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 62,953 7.1
  Population 25 years and over 596,371 100.0       Not a citizen 86,085 9.8
Less than 9th grade 36,948 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 56,287 9.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 140,262 23.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 149,038 100.0
Some college, no degree 91,775 15.4   Europe 48,814 32.8
Associate degree 33,425 5.6   Asia 25,041 16.8
Bachelor's degree 137,383 23.0   Africa 3,145 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 100,291 16.8   Oceania 751 0.5
        Latin America 66,941 44.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.4 (X)   Northern America 4,346 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 39.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 819,251 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 689,241 100.0   English only 623,417 76.1
Never married 182,170 26.4   Language other than English 195,834 23.9
Now married, except separated 394,703 57.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 85,434 10.4
Separated 10,693 1.6   Spanish 90,336 11.0
Widowed 46,846 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43,968 5.4
 Female 38,283 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 83,073 10.1
Divorced 54,829 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31,841 3.9
 Female 33,879 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16,542 2.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,969 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 882,567 100.0
           under 18 years 16,009 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,020,771 115.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,531 28.3   Arab 5,258 0.6
        Czech¹ 7,257 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,127 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 657,075 100.0   Dutch 8,140 0.9
Civilian veterans 67,502 10.3   English 79,709 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 22,312 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9,466 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 89,255 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 188,130 100.0   Greek 10,340 1.2
With a disability 12,980 6.9   Hungarian 19,096 2.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 510,316 100.0   Irish¹ 141,527 16.0
With a disability 80,326 15.7   Italian 159,785 18.1
 Percent employed 65.4 (X)   Lithuanian 4,418 0.5
No disability 429,990 84.3   Norwegian 7,301 0.8
 Percent employed 77.9 (X)   Polish 52,930 6.0
     Population 65 years and over 110,665 100.0   Portuguese 13,547 1.5
With a disability 38,993 35.2   Russian 22,839 2.6
        Scotch-Irish 9,851 1.1
        Scottish 16,605 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 12,159 1.4
  Population 5 years and over 819,251 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,634 0.5
Same house in 1995 469,784 57.3   Swedish 13,368 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 308,226 37.6   Swiss 3,051 0.3
 Same county 204,720 25.0   Ukrainian 5,455 0.6
 Different county 103,506 12.6   United States or American 30,554 3.5
  Same state 17,027 2.1   Welsh 4,227 0.5
  Different state 86,479 10.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21,006 2.4
Elsewhere in 1995 41,241 5.0   Other ancestries 242,554 27.5
 
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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