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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lancaster 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 250,291 100.0
      enrolled in school 76,553 100.0   Native 236,721 94.6
Nursery school, preschool 4,161 5.4       Born in United States 235,423 94.1
Kindergarten 3,556 4.6           State of residence 169,504 67.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 25,357 33.1           Different state 65,919 26.3
High school (grades 9-12) 13,630 17.8       Born outside United States 1,298 0.5
College or graduate school 29,849 39.0   Foreign born 13,570 5.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,398 3.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,363 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 152,747 100.0       Not a citizen 9,207 3.7
Less than 9th grade 4,419 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,095 6.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 38,559 25.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 13,570 100.0
Some college, no degree 36,691 24.0   Europe 2,891 21.3
Associate degree 13,240 8.7   Asia 6,763 49.8
Bachelor's degree 33,103 21.7   Africa 641 4.7
Graduate or professional degree 16,640 10.9   Oceania 122 0.9
        Latin America 2,889 21.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.5 (X)   Northern America 264 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 233,685 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 201,640 100.0   English only 213,189 91.2
Never married 64,676 32.1   Language other than English 20,496 8.8
Now married, except separated 105,705 52.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,317 4.0
Separated 2,113 1.0   Spanish 7,679 3.3
Widowed 10,076 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,043 1.3
 Female 8,273 4.1   Other Indo-European languages 6,048 2.6
Divorced 19,070 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,322 1.0
 Female 10,923 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,399 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,250 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 250,291 100.0
           under 18 years 2,138 100.0     Total ancestries reported 291,803 116.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 946 44.2   Arab 1,232 0.5
        Czech¹ 15,356 6.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,348 2.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 190,932 100.0   Dutch 6,961 2.8
Civilian veterans 21,903 11.5   English 27,632 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,778 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 954 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 101,597 40.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 58,575 100.0   Greek 512 0.2
With a disability 3,791 6.5   Hungarian 366 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 145,424 100.0   Irish¹ 31,378 12.5
With a disability 20,163 13.9   Italian 4,290 1.7
 Percent employed 67.3 (X)   Lithuanian 216 0.1
No disability 125,261 86.1   Norwegian 5,911 2.4
 Percent employed 85.9 (X)   Polish 5,849 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 25,159 100.0   Portuguese 164 0.1
With a disability 9,531 37.9   Russian 2,781 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 4,304 1.7
        Scottish 4,080 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 193 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 233,685 100.0   Subsaharan African 906 0.4
Same house in 1995 108,810 46.6   Swedish 12,826 5.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 119,303 51.1   Swiss 1,474 0.6
 Same county 71,552 30.6   Ukrainian 892 0.4
 Different county 47,751 20.4   United States or American 10,051 4.0
  Same state 26,230 11.2   Welsh 1,949 0.8
  Different state 21,521 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 165 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 5,572 2.4   Other ancestries 36,638 14.6
 
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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