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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Allegany 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 49,927 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,263 100.0   Native 49,007 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 624 3.8       Born in United States 48,752 97.6
Kindergarten 642 3.9           State of residence 40,413 80.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,898 36.3           Different state 8,339 16.7
High school (grades 9-12) 3,084 19.0       Born outside United States 255 0.5
College or graduate school 6,015 37.0   Foreign born 920 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 393 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 395 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 30,010 100.0       Not a citizen 525 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,450 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,591 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,897 39.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 920 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,859 16.2   Europe 277 30.1
Associate degree 3,057 10.2   Asia 399 43.4
Bachelor's degree 2,620 8.7   Africa 29 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 2,536 8.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 104 11.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.2 (X)   Northern America 111 12.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 47,130 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 40,039 100.0   English only 45,212 95.9
Never married 11,963 29.9   Language other than English 1,918 4.1
Now married, except separated 21,214 53.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 582 1.2
Separated 927 2.3   Spanish 612 1.3
Widowed 2,718 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 177 0.4
 Female 2,127 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 962 2.0
Divorced 3,217 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 267 0.6
 Female 1,678 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 296 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 126 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 49,927 100.0
           under 18 years 589 100.0     Total ancestries reported 51,943 104.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 266 45.2   Arab 158 0.3
        Czech¹ 214 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 78 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 37,751 100.0   Dutch 1,883 3.8
Civilian veterans 5,394 14.3   English 8,848 17.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,611 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 502 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,734 23.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,746 100.0   Greek 102 0.2
With a disability 1,161 8.4   Hungarian 153 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 26,282 100.0   Irish¹ 7,915 15.9
With a disability 5,107 19.4   Italian 3,084 6.2
 Percent employed 44.9 (X)   Lithuanian 35 0.1
No disability 21,175 80.6   Norwegian 251 0.5
 Percent employed 75.2 (X)   Polish 1,897 3.8
     Population 65 years and over 6,676 100.0   Portuguese 45 0.1
With a disability 2,750 41.2   Russian 157 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 776 1.6
        Scottish 1,277 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 60 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 47,130 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.0
Same house in 1995 28,478 60.4   Swedish 821 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,082 38.4   Swiss 170 0.3
 Same county 9,353 19.8   Ukrainian 162 0.3
 Different county 8,729 18.5   United States or American 4,316 8.6
  Same state 5,943 12.6   Welsh 705 1.4
  Different state 2,786 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 93 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 570 1.2   Other ancestries 4,878 9.8
 
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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