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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 793,633 100.0
      enrolled in school 221,424 100.0   Native 625,468 78.8
Nursery school, preschool 18,361 8.3       Born in United States 596,546 75.2
Kindergarten 12,044 5.4           State of residence 424,219 53.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 95,942 43.3           Different state 172,327 21.7
High school (grades 9-12) 47,393 21.4       Born outside United States 28,922 3.6
College or graduate school 47,684 21.5   Foreign born 168,165 21.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 72,943 9.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 73,983 9.3
  Population 25 years and over 513,570 100.0       Not a citizen 94,182 11.9
Less than 9th grade 47,859 9.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 77,545 15.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 139,578 27.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 168,165 100.0
Some college, no degree 86,465 16.8   Europe 35,601 21.2
Associate degree 20,956 4.1   Asia 23,743 14.1
Bachelor's degree 84,953 16.5   Africa 11,543 6.9
Graduate or professional degree 56,214 10.9   Oceania 187 0.1
        Latin America 95,738 56.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.6 (X)   Northern America 1,353 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 736,536 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 618,968 100.0   English only 517,923 70.3
Never married 222,587 36.0   Language other than English 218,613 29.7
Now married, except separated 278,694 45.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98,262 13.3
Separated 24,237 3.9   Spanish 108,723 14.8
Widowed 47,150 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52,993 7.2
 Female 38,364 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 79,843 10.8
Divorced 46,300 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 36,223 4.9
 Female 28,294 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17,702 2.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,620 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 793,633 100.0
           under 18 years 23,877 100.0     Total ancestries reported 774,329 97.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 9,273 38.8   Arab 3,495 0.4
        Czech¹ 2,111 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 885 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 587,516 100.0   Dutch 3,478 0.4
Civilian veterans 47,596 8.1   English 19,505 2.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,407 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,138 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 37,911 4.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 179,209 100.0   Greek 3,228 0.4
With a disability 15,994 8.9   Hungarian 4,427 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 454,864 100.0   Irish¹ 54,738 6.9
With a disability 104,499 23.0   Italian 92,389 11.6
 Percent employed 54.2 (X)   Lithuanian 1,987 0.3
No disability 350,365 77.0   Norwegian 2,122 0.3
 Percent employed 70.9 (X)   Polish 24,590 3.1
     Population 65 years and over 89,691 100.0   Portuguese 18,604 2.3
With a disability 37,751 42.1   Russian 16,592 2.1
        Scotch-Irish 3,585 0.5
        Scottish 5,381 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,364 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 736,536 100.0   Subsaharan African 17,639 2.2
Same house in 1995 426,607 57.9   Swedish 2,499 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 273,658 37.2   Swiss 1,128 0.1
 Same county 186,082 25.3   Ukrainian 3,741 0.5
 Different county 87,576 11.9   United States or American 20,391 2.6
  Same state 49,055 6.7   Welsh 1,499 0.2
  Different state 38,521 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39,564 5.0
Elsewhere in 1995 36,271 4.9   Other ancestries 384,931 48.5
 
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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