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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 723,419 100.0
      enrolled in school 194,443 100.0   Native 641,380 88.7
Nursery school, preschool 15,133 7.8       Born in United States 623,281 86.2
Kindergarten 10,690 5.5           State of residence 510,680 70.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 86,241 44.4           Different state 112,601 15.6
High school (grades 9-12) 41,248 21.2       Born outside United States 18,099 2.5
College or graduate school 41,131 21.2   Foreign born 82,039 11.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 31,942 4.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 33,707 4.7
  Population 25 years and over 487,103 100.0       Not a citizen 48,332 6.7
Less than 9th grade 28,862 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 46,105 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 136,744 28.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 82,039 100.0
Some college, no degree 86,102 17.7   Europe 22,468 27.4
Associate degree 37,065 7.6   Asia 15,239 18.6
Bachelor's degree 95,184 19.5   Africa 1,840 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 57,041 11.7   Oceania 253 0.3
        Latin America 37,537 45.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.6 (X)   Northern America 4,702 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 675,622 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 570,149 100.0   English only 544,872 80.6
Never married 157,256 27.6   Language other than English 130,750 19.4
Now married, except separated 306,245 53.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55,153 8.2
Separated 13,211 2.3   Spanish 68,987 10.2
Widowed 43,557 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32,440 4.8
 Female 35,684 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 44,587 6.6
Divorced 49,880 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,323 2.1
 Female 30,756 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13,547 2.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,401 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 723,419 100.0
           under 18 years 12,046 100.0     Total ancestries reported 825,945 114.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,009 25.0   Arab 6,758 0.9
        Czech¹ 1,157 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,537 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 541,554 100.0   Dutch 4,253 0.6
Civilian veterans 64,948 12.0   English 95,524 13.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 57,282 7.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 38,778 5.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 36,275 5.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 157,907 100.0   Greek 15,962 2.2
With a disability 13,799 8.7   Hungarian 1,900 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 414,626 100.0   Irish¹ 159,249 22.0
With a disability 76,466 18.4   Italian 113,480 15.7
 Percent employed 59.5 (X)   Lithuanian 4,606 0.6
No disability 338,160 81.6   Norwegian 4,150 0.6
 Percent employed 80.1 (X)   Polish 30,574 4.2
     Population 65 years and over 93,876 100.0   Portuguese 15,669 2.2
With a disability 35,173 37.5   Russian 12,118 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 12,062 1.7
        Scottish 21,411 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 583 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 675,622 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,452 0.3
Same house in 1995 396,419 58.7   Swedish 11,517 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 259,588 38.4   Swiss 991 0.1
 Same county 171,916 25.4   Ukrainian 2,377 0.3
 Different county 87,672 13.0   United States or American 29,848 4.1
  Same state 46,812 6.9   Welsh 2,920 0.4
  Different state 40,860 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,169 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 19,615 2.9   Other ancestries 139,343 19.3
 
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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