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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chautauqua 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 139,750 100.0
      enrolled in school 37,459 100.0   Native 137,107 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 2,100 5.6       Born in United States 134,441 96.2
Kindergarten 1,768 4.7           State of residence 106,532 76.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,199 43.2           Different state 27,909 20.0
High school (grades 9-12) 8,640 23.1       Born outside United States 2,666 1.9
College or graduate school 8,752 23.4   Foreign born 2,643 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 622 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,665 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 91,261 100.0       Not a citizen 978 0.7
Less than 9th grade 5,155 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,011 13.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 33,302 36.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,643 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,704 18.3   Europe 1,318 49.9
Associate degree 8,628 9.5   Asia 409 15.5
Bachelor's degree 8,888 9.7   Africa 19 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 6,573 7.2   Oceania 41 1.6
        Latin America 557 21.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.2 (X)   Northern America 299 11.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 131,677 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 112,127 100.0   English only 122,179 92.8
Never married 29,737 26.5   Language other than English 9,498 7.2
Now married, except separated 60,215 53.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,576 2.7
Separated 2,577 2.3   Spanish 5,015 3.8
Widowed 9,023 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,195 1.7
 Female 7,409 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 4,114 3.1
Divorced 10,575 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,227 0.9
 Female 5,830 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 208 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 139,750 100.0
           under 18 years 1,737 100.0     Total ancestries reported 165,997 118.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 840 48.4   Arab 252 0.2
        Czech¹ 557 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 753 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 105,511 100.0   Dutch 4,695 3.4
Civilian veterans 15,558 14.7   English 20,885 14.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,384 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 894 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 31,180 22.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 32,801 100.0   Greek 337 0.2
With a disability 3,488 10.6   Hungarian 660 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 74,650 100.0   Irish¹ 19,212 13.7
With a disability 14,310 19.2   Italian 20,041 14.3
 Percent employed 51.3 (X)   Lithuanian 115 0.1
No disability 60,340 80.8   Norwegian 1,073 0.8
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 14,354 10.3
     Population 65 years and over 20,957 100.0   Portuguese 156 0.1
With a disability 8,236 39.3   Russian 489 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,325 1.7
        Scottish 2,490 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 240 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 131,677 100.0   Subsaharan African 81 0.1
Same house in 1995 80,139 60.9   Swedish 17,611 12.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 50,679 38.5   Swiss 501 0.4
 Same county 35,160 26.7   Ukrainian 504 0.4
 Different county 15,519 11.8   United States or American 6,458 4.6
  Same state 9,066 6.9   Welsh 1,078 0.8
  Different state 6,453 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 116 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 859 0.7   Other ancestries 14,556 10.4
 
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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