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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kent 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 574,335 100.0
      enrolled in school 165,304 100.0   Native 536,181 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 10,890 6.6       Born in United States 531,606 92.6
Kindergarten 9,800 5.9           State of residence 434,280 75.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 74,011 44.8           Different state 97,326 16.9
High school (grades 9-12) 36,572 22.1       Born outside United States 4,575 0.8
College or graduate school 34,031 20.6   Foreign born 38,154 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 22,299 3.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 12,040 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 351,875 100.0       Not a citizen 26,114 4.5
Less than 9th grade 16,001 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 38,147 10.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 99,420 28.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 38,154 100.0
Some college, no degree 80,393 22.8   Europe 8,411 22.0
Associate degree 27,076 7.7   Asia 9,454 24.8
Bachelor's degree 61,488 17.5   Africa 1,125 2.9
Graduate or professional degree 29,350 8.3   Oceania 63 0.2
        Latin America 17,358 45.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.6 (X)   Northern America 1,743 4.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 530,219 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 438,842 100.0   English only 476,293 89.8
Never married 129,245 29.5   Language other than English 53,926 10.2
Now married, except separated 237,584 54.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25,944 4.9
Separated 5,764 1.3   Spanish 31,787 6.0
Widowed 23,668 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16,415 3.1
 Female 19,421 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 12,380 2.3
Divorced 42,581 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,208 0.8
 Female 24,586 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,220 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,366 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 574,335 100.0
           under 18 years 7,254 100.0     Total ancestries reported 648,902 113.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,169 43.7   Arab 3,716 0.6
        Czech¹ 2,416 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,314 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 411,887 100.0   Dutch 113,093 19.7
Civilian veterans 45,535 11.1   English 58,240 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 20,923 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6,203 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 110,610 19.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 143,915 100.0   Greek 1,804 0.3
With a disability 12,738 8.9   Hungarian 2,214 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 324,050 100.0   Irish¹ 61,957 10.8
With a disability 51,305 15.8   Italian 15,241 2.7
 Percent employed 63.8 (X)   Lithuanian 3,805 0.7
No disability 272,745 84.2   Norwegian 5,526 1.0
 Percent employed 81.9 (X)   Polish 45,588 7.9
     Population 65 years and over 55,880 100.0   Portuguese 282 0.0
With a disability 21,261 38.0   Russian 2,328 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 7,642 1.3
        Scottish 9,350 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 552 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 530,219 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,652 0.6
Same house in 1995 277,682 52.4   Swedish 12,292 2.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 238,236 44.9   Swiss 1,650 0.3
 Same county 160,309 30.2   Ukrainian 1,190 0.2
 Different county 77,927 14.7   United States or American 26,262 4.6
  Same state 45,991 8.7   Welsh 2,853 0.5
  Different state 31,936 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 516 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 14,301 2.7   Other ancestries 124,683 21.7
 
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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