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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bristol 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 534,678 100.0
      enrolled in school 137,870 100.0   Native 471,865 88.3
Nursery school, preschool 9,859 7.2       Born in United States 462,926 86.6
Kindergarten 7,592 5.5           State of residence 373,983 69.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 61,349 44.5           Different state 88,943 16.6
High school (grades 9-12) 30,179 21.9       Born outside United States 8,939 1.7
College or graduate school 28,891 21.0   Foreign born 62,813 11.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,399 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 36,225 6.8
  Population 25 years and over 357,829 100.0       Not a citizen 26,588 5.0
Less than 9th grade 46,991 13.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 48,928 13.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 105,920 29.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 62,813 100.0
Some college, no degree 58,313 16.3   Europe 46,113 73.4
Associate degree 26,560 7.4   Asia 6,205 9.9
Bachelor's degree 48,088 13.4   Africa 3,030 4.8
Graduate or professional degree 23,029 6.4   Oceania 62 0.1
        Latin America 5,597 8.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.2 (X)   Northern America 1,806 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 500,806 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 425,310 100.0   English only 395,282 78.9
Never married 114,931 27.0   Language other than English 105,524 21.1
Now married, except separated 230,524 54.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 42,561 8.5
Separated 9,286 2.2   Spanish 14,244 2.8
Widowed 33,126 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,496 1.3
 Female 27,405 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 84,820 16.9
Divorced 37,443 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33,275 6.6
 Female 21,808 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,663 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,349 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 534,678 100.0
           under 18 years 9,460 100.0     Total ancestries reported 618,107 115.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,925 30.9   Arab 4,561 0.9
        Czech¹ 777 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 972 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 403,114 100.0   Dutch 2,118 0.4
Civilian veterans 48,511 12.0   English 62,470 11.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 63,624 11.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 35,521 6.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 20,046 3.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 117,839 100.0   Greek 2,947 0.6
With a disability 9,629 8.2   Hungarian 689 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 305,213 100.0   Irish¹ 90,950 17.0
With a disability 60,051 19.7   Italian 42,385 7.9
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 2,373 0.4
No disability 245,162 80.3   Norwegian 2,721 0.5
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 23,135 4.3
     Population 65 years and over 71,014 100.0   Portuguese 155,234 29.0
With a disability 30,009 42.3   Russian 3,209 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 5,340 1.0
        Scottish 8,966 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 151 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 500,806 100.0   Subsaharan African 12,420 2.3
Same house in 1995 312,674 62.4   Swedish 7,164 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 180,721 36.1   Swiss 443 0.1
 Same county 124,639 24.9   Ukrainian 789 0.1
 Different county 56,082 11.2   United States or American 18,457 3.5
  Same state 31,444 6.3   Welsh 1,034 0.2
  Different state 24,638 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 885 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 7,411 1.5   Other ancestries 48,726 9.1
 
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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