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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hartford 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 857,183 100.0
      enrolled in school 226,420 100.0   Native 756,490 88.3
Nursery school, preschool 15,773 7.0       Born in United States 714,154 83.3
Kindergarten 11,883 5.2           State of residence 493,514 57.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 101,522 44.8           Different state 220,640 25.7
High school (grades 9-12) 48,806 21.6       Born outside United States 42,336 4.9
College or graduate school 48,436 21.4   Foreign born 100,693 11.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 35,130 4.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 54,803 6.4
  Population 25 years and over 579,839 100.0       Not a citizen 45,890 5.4
Less than 9th grade 37,632 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 64,670 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 165,890 28.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 100,693 100.0
Some college, no degree 101,051 17.4   Europe 42,152 41.9
Associate degree 38,945 6.7   Asia 17,447 17.3
Bachelor's degree 101,865 17.6   Africa 2,616 2.6
Graduate or professional degree 69,786 12.0   Oceania 161 0.2
        Latin America 31,164 30.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.4 (X)   Northern America 7,153 7.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 802,702 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 680,131 100.0   English only 628,513 78.3
Never married 189,833 27.9   Language other than English 174,189 21.7
Now married, except separated 363,071 53.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 70,490 8.8
Separated 12,490 1.8   Spanish 82,359 10.3
Widowed 48,852 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33,758 4.2
 Female 39,610 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 76,149 9.5
Divorced 65,885 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 29,276 3.6
 Female 39,304 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11,978 1.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,432 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 857,183 100.0
           under 18 years 14,461 100.0     Total ancestries reported 982,154 114.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,429 37.5   Arab 2,425 0.3
        Czech¹ 3,413 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,508 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 646,282 100.0   Dutch 5,439 0.6
Civilian veterans 77,095 11.9   English 78,391 9.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 66,383 7.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 35,103 4.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 70,407 8.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 184,926 100.0   Greek 5,743 0.7
With a disability 15,041 8.1   Hungarian 4,333 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 484,127 100.0   Irish¹ 127,993 14.9
With a disability 87,081 18.0   Italian 134,654 15.7
 Percent employed 61.4 (X)   Lithuanian 9,443 1.1
No disability 397,046 82.0   Norwegian 4,281 0.5
 Percent employed 80.3 (X)   Polish 89,603 10.5
     Population 65 years and over 116,171 100.0   Portuguese 10,320 1.2
With a disability 43,247 37.2   Russian 14,495 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 8,628 1.0
        Scottish 14,602 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,012 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 802,702 100.0   Subsaharan African 5,158 0.6
Same house in 1995 465,722 58.0   Swedish 17,207 2.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 309,586 38.6   Swiss 1,700 0.2
 Same county 222,175 27.7   Ukrainian 6,423 0.7
 Different county 87,411 10.9   United States or American 25,087 2.9
  Same state 35,828 4.5   Welsh 3,241 0.4
  Different state 51,583 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20,575 2.4
Elsewhere in 1995 27,394 3.4   Other ancestries 211,587 24.7
 
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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