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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hudson 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 608,975 100.0
      enrolled in school 157,624 100.0   Native 374,378 61.5
Nursery school, preschool 9,743 6.2       Born in United States 347,245 57.0
Kindergarten 8,251 5.2           State of residence 247,824 40.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 64,475 40.9           Different state 99,421 16.3
High school (grades 9-12) 33,724 21.4       Born outside United States 27,133 4.5
College or graduate school 41,431 26.3   Foreign born 234,597 38.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 102,582 16.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 97,376 16.0
  Population 25 years and over 408,799 100.0       Not a citizen 137,221 22.5
Less than 9th grade 55,229 13.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 65,254 16.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 109,542 26.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 234,597 100.0
Some college, no degree 61,316 15.0   Europe 27,479 11.7
Associate degree 14,102 3.4   Asia 49,627 21.2
Bachelor's degree 66,835 16.3   Africa 11,961 5.1
Graduate or professional degree 36,521 8.9   Oceania 217 0.1
        Latin America 144,485 61.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.5 (X)   Northern America 828 0.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 571,095 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 493,260 100.0   English only 250,459 43.9
Never married 182,705 37.0   Language other than English 320,636 56.1
Now married, except separated 218,634 44.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 159,072 27.9
Separated 19,171 3.9   Spanish 214,949 37.6
Widowed 34,908 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 115,735 20.3
 Female 28,614 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 61,891 10.8
Divorced 37,842 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25,702 4.5
 Female 22,284 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29,308 5.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,785 2.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 608,975 100.0
           under 18 years 17,305 100.0     Total ancestries reported 608,498 99.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,599 32.4   Arab 13,146 2.2
        Czech¹ 1,564 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 689 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 471,875 100.0   Dutch 2,097 0.3
Civilian veterans 28,133 6.0   English 9,087 1.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,832 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 887 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 25,642 4.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 121,953 100.0   Greek 3,029 0.5
With a disability 11,955 9.8   Hungarian 2,297 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 375,760 100.0   Irish¹ 49,848 8.2
With a disability 91,576 24.4   Italian 60,746 10.0
 Percent employed 54.1 (X)   Lithuanian 1,434 0.2
No disability 284,184 75.6   Norwegian 1,210 0.2
 Percent employed 71.0 (X)   Polish 27,673 4.5
     Population 65 years and over 67,497 100.0   Portuguese 8,152 1.3
With a disability 30,897 45.8   Russian 5,428 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 2,433 0.4
        Scottish 3,515 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,664 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 571,095 100.0   Subsaharan African 6,941 1.1
Same house in 1995 307,247 53.8   Swedish 1,472 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 216,887 38.0   Swiss 594 0.1
 Same county 142,143 24.9   Ukrainian 2,397 0.4
 Different county 74,744 13.1   United States or American 13,941 2.3
  Same state 28,261 4.9   Welsh 785 0.1
  Different state 46,483 8.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7,441 1.2
Elsewhere in 1995 46,961 8.2   Other ancestries 350,554 57.6
 
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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