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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tolland 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 136,364 100.0
      enrolled in school 43,189 100.0   Native 128,353 94.1
Nursery school, preschool 2,395 5.5       Born in United States 126,697 92.9
Kindergarten 1,794 4.2           State of residence 85,179 62.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,909 34.5           Different state 41,518 30.4
High school (grades 9-12) 7,301 16.9       Born outside United States 1,656 1.2
College or graduate school 16,790 38.9   Foreign born 8,011 5.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,991 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,203 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 87,202 100.0       Not a citizen 3,808 2.8
Less than 9th grade 2,732 3.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,692 7.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 25,251 29.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,011 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,642 19.1   Europe 2,859 35.7
Associate degree 7,287 8.4   Asia 2,744 34.3
Bachelor's degree 16,241 18.6   Africa 278 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 12,357 14.2   Oceania 57 0.7
        Latin America 1,196 14.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.2 (X)   Northern America 877 10.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 128,308 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 109,955 100.0   English only 115,455 90.0
Never married 31,660 28.8   Language other than English 12,853 10.0
Now married, except separated 62,319 56.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,375 2.6
Separated 1,200 1.1   Spanish 3,692 2.9
Widowed 5,524 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,005 0.8
 Female 4,404 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 6,930 5.4
Divorced 9,252 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,346 1.0
 Female 5,030 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,839 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 947 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 136,364 100.0
           under 18 years 1,393 100.0     Total ancestries reported 171,874 126.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 400 28.7   Arab 482 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,423 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 707 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 104,774 100.0   Dutch 1,183 0.9
Civilian veterans 12,856 12.3   English 19,246 14.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 16,456 12.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8,076 5.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,150 12.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 32,632 100.0   Greek 1,078 0.8
With a disability 2,160 6.6   Hungarian 1,147 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 78,913 100.0   Irish¹ 27,364 20.1
With a disability 9,662 12.2   Italian 21,022 15.4
 Percent employed 67.8 (X)   Lithuanian 1,850 1.4
No disability 69,251 87.8   Norwegian 849 0.6
 Percent employed 83.7 (X)   Polish 13,657 10.0
     Population 65 years and over 13,304 100.0   Portuguese 1,605 1.2
With a disability 5,341 40.1   Russian 2,058 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 2,204 1.6
        Scottish 3,717 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 631 0.5
  Population 5 years and over 128,308 100.0   Subsaharan African 467 0.3
Same house in 1995 76,096 59.3   Swedish 3,535 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 50,016 39.0   Swiss 1,051 0.8
 Same county 18,660 14.5   Ukrainian 972 0.7
 Different county 31,356 24.4   United States or American 4,858 3.6
  Same state 21,796 17.0   Welsh 795 0.6
  Different state 9,560 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 692 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 2,196 1.7   Other ancestries 17,599 12.9
 
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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