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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hampshire 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 152,251 100.0
      enrolled in school 55,111 100.0   Native 142,278 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 2,495 4.5       Born in United States 139,747 91.8
Kindergarten 1,617 2.9           State of residence 96,656 63.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,067 25.5           Different state 43,091 28.3
High school (grades 9-12) 7,509 13.6       Born outside United States 2,531 1.7
College or graduate school 29,423 53.4   Foreign born 9,973 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,277 2.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,380 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 93,193 100.0       Not a citizen 5,593 3.7
Less than 9th grade 3,104 3.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,815 7.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 24,029 25.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,973 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,336 17.5   Europe 3,108 31.2
Associate degree 7,544 8.1   Asia 4,109 41.2
Bachelor's degree 17,995 19.3   Africa 499 5.0
Graduate or professional degree 17,370 18.6   Oceania 74 0.7
        Latin America 1,358 13.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.4 (X)   Northern America 825 8.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 37.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 145,599 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 128,305 100.0   English only 128,539 88.3
Never married 50,379 39.3   Language other than English 17,060 11.7
Now married, except separated 57,729 45.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,447 3.1
Separated 1,926 1.5   Spanish 4,958 3.4
Widowed 7,525 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,435 1.0
 Female 6,090 4.7   Other Indo-European languages 7,898 5.4
Divorced 10,746 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,643 1.1
 Female 6,475 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,373 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,301 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 152,251 100.0
           under 18 years 1,393 100.0     Total ancestries reported 188,797 124.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 310 22.3   Arab 622 0.4
        Czech¹ 750 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 544 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 122,464 100.0   Dutch 1,657 1.1
Civilian veterans 13,740 11.2   English 20,054 13.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 20,137 13.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13,577 8.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,061 9.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 39,083 100.0   Greek 950 0.6
With a disability 3,522 9.0   Hungarian 840 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 87,615 100.0   Irish¹ 29,685 19.5
With a disability 12,622 14.4   Italian 12,038 7.9
 Percent employed 64.7 (X)   Lithuanian 1,271 0.8
No disability 74,993 85.6   Norwegian 814 0.5
 Percent employed 83.1 (X)   Polish 22,495 14.8
     Population 65 years and over 17,263 100.0   Portuguese 1,441 0.9
With a disability 6,520 37.8   Russian 3,535 2.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,752 1.8
        Scottish 4,351 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 249 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 145,599 100.0   Subsaharan African 861 0.6
Same house in 1995 78,444 53.9   Swedish 2,604 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 63,226 43.4   Swiss 374 0.2
 Same county 24,359 16.7   Ukrainian 978 0.6
 Different county 38,867 26.7   United States or American 4,997 3.3
  Same state 20,963 14.4   Welsh 854 0.6
  Different state 17,904 12.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 505 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 3,929 2.7   Other ancestries 24,801 16.3
 
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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