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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Middlesex 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 1,465,396 100.0
      enrolled in school 391,638 100.0   Native 1,241,931 84.8
Nursery school, preschool 30,806 7.9       Born in United States 1,219,289 83.2
Kindergarten 18,198 4.6           State of residence 906,869 61.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 151,076 38.6           Different state 312,420 21.3
High school (grades 9-12) 70,477 18.0       Born outside United States 22,642 1.5
College or graduate school 121,081 30.9   Foreign born 223,465 15.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 98,319 6.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 91,978 6.3
  Population 25 years and over 1,006,497 100.0       Not a citizen 131,487 9.0
Less than 9th grade 43,564 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 72,502 7.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 235,369 23.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 223,465 100.0
Some college, no degree 152,585 15.2   Europe 65,528 29.3
Associate degree 63,744 6.3   Asia 76,611 34.3
Bachelor's degree 236,568 23.5   Africa 10,045 4.5
Graduate or professional degree 202,165 20.1   Oceania 852 0.4
        Latin America 58,011 26.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.5 (X)   Northern America 12,418 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 43.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,373,758 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,187,064 100.0   English only 1,093,227 79.6
Never married 379,075 31.9   Language other than English 280,531 20.4
Now married, except separated 630,163 53.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109,700 8.0
Separated 17,881 1.5   Spanish 59,160 4.3
Widowed 73,765 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,402 1.8
 Female 59,962 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 147,994 10.8
Divorced 86,180 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 54,165 3.9
 Female 53,340 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 61,304 4.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28,374 2.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,465,396 100.0
           under 18 years 20,008 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,713,900 117.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,513 22.6   Arab 11,409 0.8
        Czech¹ 4,161 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5,020 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,135,712 100.0   Dutch 10,528 0.7
Civilian veterans 113,892 10.0   English 166,454 11.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 83,845 5.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 62,787 4.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 94,025 6.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 291,862 100.0   Greek 23,917 1.6
With a disability 21,629 7.4   Hungarian 5,898 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 887,357 100.0   Irish¹ 349,650 23.9
With a disability 132,814 15.0   Italian 245,371 16.7
 Percent employed 64.3 (X)   Lithuanian 9,530 0.7
No disability 754,543 85.0   Norwegian 9,882 0.7
 Percent employed 82.0 (X)   Polish 53,649 3.7
     Population 65 years and over 176,597 100.0   Portuguese 39,253 2.7
With a disability 62,606 35.5   Russian 37,434 2.6
        Scotch-Irish 25,368 1.7
        Scottish 38,973 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,840 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 1,373,758 100.0   Subsaharan African 10,921 0.7
Same house in 1995 795,066 57.9   Swedish 24,510 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 514,542 37.5   Swiss 3,292 0.2
 Same county 300,296 21.9   Ukrainian 6,024 0.4
 Different county 214,246 15.6   United States or American 52,838 3.6
  Same state 90,646 6.6   Welsh 6,110 0.4
  Different state 123,600 9.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17,600 1.2
Elsewhere in 1995 64,150 4.7   Other ancestries 313,611 21.4
 
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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