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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Plymouth 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 24,849 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,856 100.0   Native 24,551 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 450 6.6       Born in United States 24,506 98.6
Kindergarten 379 5.5           State of residence 20,481 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,310 48.3           Different state 4,025 16.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,901 27.7       Born outside United States 45 0.2
College or graduate school 816 11.9   Foreign born 298 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 174 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 116 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 15,994 100.0       Not a citizen 182 0.7
Less than 9th grade 996 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,025 6.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,254 39.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 298 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,497 21.9   Europe 59 19.8
Associate degree 1,134 7.1   Asia 72 24.2
Bachelor's degree 2,375 14.8   Africa 41 13.8
Graduate or professional degree 713 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 110 36.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.4 (X)   Northern America 16 5.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,199 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,231 100.0   English only 22,482 96.9
Never married 4,193 21.8   Language other than English 717 3.1
Now married, except separated 12,298 63.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 273 1.2
Separated 89 0.5   Spanish 411 1.8
Widowed 1,374 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 228 1.0
 Female 1,130 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 253 1.1
Divorced 1,277 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
 Female 676 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,849 100.0
           under 18 years 176 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,886 112.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 85 48.3   Arab 21 0.1
        Czech¹ 303 1.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 691 2.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,795 100.0   Dutch 1,636 6.6
Civilian veterans 2,452 13.8   English 1,821 7.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 779 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 82 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,555 50.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,302 100.0   Greek 31 0.1
With a disability 454 7.2   Hungarian 14 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,836 100.0   Irish¹ 3,138 12.6
With a disability 1,513 11.8   Italian 257 1.0
 Percent employed 62.2 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.0
No disability 11,323 88.2   Norwegian 1,142 4.6
 Percent employed 86.9 (X)   Polish 233 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,681 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 1,167 31.7   Russian 60 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 175 0.7
        Scottish 265 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,199 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 14,428 62.2   Swedish 986 4.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,659 37.3   Swiss 129 0.5
 Same county 4,955 21.4   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 3,704 16.0   United States or American 1,494 6.0
  Same state 2,409 10.4   Welsh 142 0.6
  Different state 1,295 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 112 0.5   Other ancestries 1,895 7.6
 
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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