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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Towns 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 9,319 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,865 100.0   Native 9,070 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 127 6.8       Born in United States 9,030 96.9
Kindergarten 50 2.7           State of residence 5,024 53.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 699 37.5           Different state 4,006 43.0
High school (grades 9-12) 407 21.8       Born outside United States 40 0.4
College or graduate school 582 31.2   Foreign born 249 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 113 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 121 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 6,935 100.0       Not a citizen 128 1.4
Less than 9th grade 709 10.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,021 14.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,316 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 249 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,289 18.6   Europe 100 40.2
Associate degree 390 5.6   Asia 55 22.1
Bachelor's degree 655 9.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 555 8.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 89 35.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.1 (X)   Northern America 5 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,897 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,061 100.0   English only 8,534 95.9
Never married 1,270 15.8   Language other than English 363 4.1
Now married, except separated 5,282 65.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 140 1.6
Separated 64 0.8   Spanish 201 2.3
Widowed 802 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 1.2
 Female 642 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 128 1.4
Divorced 643 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.2
 Female 368 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 32 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,319 100.0
           under 18 years 108 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,729 82.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 57 52.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 29 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 27 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,812 100.0   Dutch 102 1.1
Civilian veterans 1,360 17.4   English 1,214 13.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 169 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 35 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 907 9.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,718 100.0   Greek 15 0.2
With a disability 127 7.4   Hungarian 13 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,769 100.0   Irish¹ 1,060 11.4
With a disability 1,102 23.1   Italian 150 1.6
 Percent employed 50.0 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.1
No disability 3,667 76.9   Norwegian 69 0.7
 Percent employed 68.6 (X)   Polish 82 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,301 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.1
With a disability 878 38.2   Russian 15 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 295 3.2
        Scottish 261 2.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,897 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,989 56.1   Swedish 84 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,829 43.0   Swiss 59 0.6
 Same county 1,127 12.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,702 30.4   United States or American 2,077 22.3
  Same state 1,433 16.1   Welsh 62 0.7
  Different state 1,269 14.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 79 0.9   Other ancestries 986 10.6
 
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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