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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cecil 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 85,951 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,438 100.0   Native 84,384 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,466 6.5       Born in United States 83,418 97.1
Kindergarten 1,163 5.2           State of residence 39,491 45.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,544 51.4           Different state 43,927 51.1
High school (grades 9-12) 4,882 21.8       Born outside United States 966 1.1
College or graduate school 3,383 15.1   Foreign born 1,567 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 485 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 849 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 55,809 100.0       Not a citizen 718 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,576 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,931 14.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,156 37.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,567 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,759 21.1   Europe 727 46.4
Associate degree 3,219 5.8   Asia 389 24.8
Bachelor's degree 5,988 10.7   Africa 71 4.5
Graduate or professional degree 3,180 5.7   Oceania 6 0.4
        Latin America 297 19.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.2 (X)   Northern America 77 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 80,035 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 66,094 100.0   English only 76,738 95.9
Never married 14,801 22.4   Language other than English 3,297 4.1
Now married, except separated 39,472 59.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 862 1.1
Separated 1,855 2.8   Spanish 1,406 1.8
Widowed 3,724 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 493 0.6
 Female 3,000 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,513 1.9
Divorced 6,242 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 284 0.4
 Female 3,323 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 311 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 85,951 100.0
           under 18 years 1,901 100.0     Total ancestries reported 87,083 101.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 744 39.1   Arab 63 0.1
        Czech¹ 376 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 202 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 62,080 100.0   Dutch 1,493 1.7
Civilian veterans 9,423 15.2   English 12,435 14.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,145 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 314 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,821 19.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,696 100.0   Greek 622 0.7
With a disability 1,960 9.5   Hungarian 277 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 50,010 100.0   Irish¹ 15,353 17.9
With a disability 9,220 18.4   Italian 5,417 6.3
 Percent employed 60.5 (X)   Lithuanian 148 0.2
No disability 40,790 81.6   Norwegian 370 0.4
 Percent employed 81.3 (X)   Polish 3,149 3.7
     Population 65 years and over 8,445 100.0   Portuguese 79 0.1
With a disability 3,306 39.1   Russian 369 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,839 2.1
        Scottish 2,347 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 142 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 80,035 100.0   Subsaharan African 236 0.3
Same house in 1995 44,710 55.9   Swedish 794 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 34,753 43.4   Swiss 167 0.2
 Same county 19,157 23.9   Ukrainian 536 0.6
 Different county 15,596 19.5   United States or American 8,794 10.2
  Same state 5,311 6.6   Welsh 1,153 1.3
  Different state 10,285 12.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 111 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 572 0.7   Other ancestries 11,331 13.2
 
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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