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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berkshire 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 134,953 100.0
      enrolled in school 34,081 100.0   Native 130,007 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,322 6.8       Born in United States 128,971 95.6
Kindergarten 1,512 4.4           State of residence 93,441 69.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,414 42.3           Different state 35,530 26.3
High school (grades 9-12) 7,520 22.1       Born outside United States 1,036 0.8
College or graduate school 8,313 24.4   Foreign born 4,946 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,646 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,740 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 93,339 100.0       Not a citizen 2,206 1.6
Less than 9th grade 4,319 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,632 10.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 31,855 34.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,946 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,678 17.9   Europe 2,489 50.3
Associate degree 6,629 7.1   Asia 890 18.0
Bachelor's degree 13,964 15.0   Africa 120 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 10,262 11.0   Oceania 33 0.7
        Latin America 795 16.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.1 (X)   Northern America 619 12.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 127,950 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 110,369 100.0   English only 119,754 93.6
Never married 28,947 26.2   Language other than English 8,196 6.4
Now married, except separated 58,041 52.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,296 1.8
Separated 2,482 2.2   Spanish 2,053 1.6
Widowed 9,386 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 653 0.5
 Female 7,691 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 5,204 4.1
Divorced 11,513 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,333 1.0
 Female 6,783 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 675 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 229 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 134,953 100.0
           under 18 years 1,026 100.0     Total ancestries reported 160,093 118.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 322 31.4   Arab 1,020 0.8
        Czech¹ 428 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 457 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 104,625 100.0   Dutch 2,297 1.7
Civilian veterans 15,004 14.3   English 17,863 13.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 18,910 14.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7,200 5.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,122 10.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,436 100.0   Greek 873 0.6
With a disability 2,423 8.5   Hungarian 650 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 74,380 100.0   Irish¹ 27,990 20.7
With a disability 13,236 17.8   Italian 22,710 16.8
 Percent employed 56.4 (X)   Lithuanian 438 0.3
No disability 61,144 82.2   Norwegian 672 0.5
 Percent employed 81.9 (X)   Polish 12,040 8.9
     Population 65 years and over 22,567 100.0   Portuguese 734 0.5
With a disability 8,138 36.1   Russian 2,125 1.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,804 1.3
        Scottish 3,872 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 80 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 127,950 100.0   Subsaharan African 321 0.2
Same house in 1995 78,709 61.5   Swedish 1,532 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 47,788 37.3   Swiss 469 0.3
 Same county 32,477 25.4   Ukrainian 781 0.6
 Different county 15,311 12.0   United States or American 6,527 4.8
  Same state 3,493 2.7   Welsh 783 0.6
  Different state 11,818 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 319 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,453 1.1   Other ancestries 13,076 9.7
 
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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