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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Belknap 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 56,325 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,322 100.0   Native 54,903 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 800 6.0       Born in United States 54,532 96.8
Kindergarten 706 5.3           State of residence 29,954 53.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,457 48.5           Different state 24,578 43.6
High school (grades 9-12) 3,353 25.2       Born outside United States 371 0.7
College or graduate school 2,006 15.1   Foreign born 1,422 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 423 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 778 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 39,260 100.0       Not a citizen 644 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,731 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,892 9.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,809 32.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,422 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,425 21.5   Europe 650 45.7
Associate degree 3,263 8.3   Asia 276 19.4
Bachelor's degree 6,161 15.7   Africa 2 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 2,979 7.6   Oceania 33 2.3
        Latin America 95 6.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.7 (X)   Northern America 366 25.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 53,328 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 45,486 100.0   English only 50,244 94.2
Never married 9,680 21.3   Language other than English 3,084 5.8
Now married, except separated 27,003 59.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 935 1.8
Separated 507 1.1   Spanish 636 1.2
Widowed 2,978 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 244 0.5
 Female 2,346 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 2,176 4.1
Divorced 5,318 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 544 1.0
 Female 3,045 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 215 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 115 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 56,325 100.0
           under 18 years 562 100.0     Total ancestries reported 64,463 114.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 226 40.2   Arab 61 0.1
        Czech¹ 106 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 144 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,973 100.0   Dutch 428 0.8
Civilian veterans 7,149 16.6   English 11,291 20.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,373 14.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6,302 11.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,209 7.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,902 100.0   Greek 645 1.1
With a disability 1,011 8.5   Hungarian 112 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 32,432 100.0   Irish¹ 9,616 17.1
With a disability 5,612 17.3   Italian 4,170 7.4
 Percent employed 61.7 (X)   Lithuanian 229 0.4
No disability 26,820 82.7   Norwegian 588 1.0
 Percent employed 83.8 (X)   Polish 1,761 3.1
     Population 65 years and over 7,922 100.0   Portuguese 503 0.9
With a disability 2,904 36.7   Russian 463 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 1,265 2.2
        Scottish 2,692 4.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 53,328 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 29,798 55.9   Swedish 1,299 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,079 43.3   Swiss 80 0.1
 Same county 11,475 21.5   Ukrainian 95 0.2
 Different county 11,604 21.8   United States or American 3,945 7.0
  Same state 6,184 11.6   Welsh 362 0.6
  Different state 5,420 10.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 451 0.8   Other ancestries 5,707 10.1
 
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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