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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Aroostook 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 73,938 100.0
      enrolled in school 17,892 100.0   Native 69,634 94.2
Nursery school, preschool 937 5.2       Born in United States 67,834 91.7
Kindergarten 915 5.1           State of residence 57,005 77.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,869 44.0           Different state 10,829 14.6
High school (grades 9-12) 4,630 25.9       Born outside United States 1,800 2.4
College or graduate school 3,541 19.8   Foreign born 4,304 5.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 960 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,558 3.5
  Population 25 years and over 51,439 100.0       Not a citizen 1,746 2.4
Less than 9th grade 5,802 11.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,066 11.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,799 38.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,304 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,893 17.3   Europe 265 6.2
Associate degree 3,345 6.5   Asia 291 6.8
Bachelor's degree 5,544 10.8   Africa 20 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,990 3.9   Oceania 17 0.4
        Latin America 79 1.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.9 (X)   Northern America 3,632 84.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 70,183 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 60,629 100.0   English only 53,303 75.9
Never married 13,468 22.2   Language other than English 16,880 24.1
Now married, except separated 35,672 58.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,389 6.3
Separated 752 1.2   Spanish 403 0.6
Widowed 5,198 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.1
 Female 4,209 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 16,094 22.9
Divorced 5,539 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,138 5.9
 Female 2,887 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 272 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 154 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 73,938 100.0
           under 18 years 689 100.0     Total ancestries reported 75,706 102.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 259 37.6   Arab 177 0.2
        Czech¹ 125 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 230 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 57,079 100.0   Dutch 687 0.9
Civilian veterans 9,034 15.8   English 11,761 15.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 16,207 21.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9,478 12.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,760 3.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,893 100.0   Greek 35 0.0
With a disability 1,432 9.0   Hungarian 106 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 41,434 100.0   Irish¹ 9,557 12.9
With a disability 10,873 26.2   Italian 1,260 1.7
 Percent employed 48.0 (X)   Lithuanian 64 0.1
No disability 30,561 73.8   Norwegian 281 0.4
 Percent employed 76.9 (X)   Polish 600 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 11,813 100.0   Portuguese 125 0.2
With a disability 5,133 43.5   Russian 140 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,891 2.6
        Scottish 2,242 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 70,183 100.0   Subsaharan African 28 0.0
Same house in 1995 47,579 67.8   Swedish 1,552 2.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,859 31.1   Swiss 24 0.0
 Same county 15,540 22.1   Ukrainian 23 0.0
 Different county 6,319 9.0   United States or American 9,595 13.0
  Same state 2,357 3.4   Welsh 223 0.3
  Different state 3,962 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 55 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 745 1.1   Other ancestries 6,475 8.8
 
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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