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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chemung 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 91,070 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,739 100.0   Native 89,098 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,360 6.0       Born in United States 88,323 97.0
Kindergarten 1,119 4.9           State of residence 68,520 75.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,654 46.9           Different state 19,803 21.7
High school (grades 9-12) 5,367 23.6       Born outside United States 775 0.9
College or graduate school 4,239 18.6   Foreign born 1,972 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 524 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 938 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 60,796 100.0       Not a citizen 1,034 1.1
Less than 9th grade 3,055 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,852 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,930 36.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,972 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,298 18.6   Europe 839 42.5
Associate degree 5,364 8.8   Asia 655 33.2
Bachelor's degree 6,346 10.4   Africa 17 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 4,951 8.1   Oceania 7 0.4
        Latin America 335 17.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.1 (X)   Northern America 119 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 85,707 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 72,897 100.0   English only 82,002 95.7
Never married 19,375 26.6   Language other than English 3,705 4.3
Now married, except separated 38,531 52.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,028 1.2
Separated 2,035 2.8   Spanish 1,329 1.6
Widowed 5,423 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 390 0.5
 Female 4,319 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,864 2.2
Divorced 7,533 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 475 0.6
 Female 4,212 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 425 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 140 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 91,070 100.0
           under 18 years 1,462 100.0     Total ancestries reported 95,932 105.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 712 48.7   Arab 397 0.4
        Czech¹ 599 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 159 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 68,903 100.0   Dutch 2,738 3.0
Civilian veterans 10,772 15.6   English 12,944 14.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,859 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 740 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,487 19.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,344 100.0   Greek 267 0.3
With a disability 2,342 11.5   Hungarian 296 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 47,997 100.0   Irish¹ 16,295 17.9
With a disability 9,485 19.8   Italian 9,451 10.4
 Percent employed 48.2 (X)   Lithuanian 176 0.2
No disability 38,512 80.2   Norwegian 363 0.4
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 5,989 6.6
     Population 65 years and over 13,127 100.0   Portuguese 103 0.1
With a disability 5,333 40.6   Russian 530 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,383 1.5
        Scottish 1,874 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 227 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 85,707 100.0   Subsaharan African 76 0.1
Same house in 1995 51,429 60.0   Swedish 1,187 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 33,819 39.5   Swiss 287 0.3
 Same county 22,285 26.0   Ukrainian 1,382 1.5
 Different county 11,534 13.5   United States or American 5,204 5.7
  Same state 6,547 7.6   Welsh 1,300 1.4
  Different state 4,987 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 96 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 459 0.5   Other ancestries 11,523 12.7
 
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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