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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cortland 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 48,599 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,221 100.0   Native 47,518 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 572 3.8       Born in United States 47,243 97.2
Kindergarten 638 4.2           State of residence 41,184 84.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,522 36.3           Different state 6,059 12.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,591 17.0       Born outside United States 275 0.6
College or graduate school 5,898 38.7   Foreign born 1,081 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 325 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 663 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 29,527 100.0       Not a citizen 418 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,538 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,540 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,559 35.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,081 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,089 17.2   Europe 755 69.8
Associate degree 3,238 11.0   Asia 90 8.3
Bachelor's degree 3,177 10.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 2,386 8.1   Oceania 7 0.6
        Latin America 109 10.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.8 (X)   Northern America 120 11.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 45,718 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 39,109 100.0   English only 43,692 95.6
Never married 12,290 31.4   Language other than English 2,026 4.4
Now married, except separated 19,389 49.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 665 1.5
Separated 1,245 3.2   Spanish 629 1.4
Widowed 2,705 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 236 0.5
 Female 2,190 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,269 2.8
Divorced 3,480 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 409 0.9
 Female 1,962 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 60 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 48,599 100.0
           under 18 years 626 100.0     Total ancestries reported 53,425 109.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 229 36.6   Arab 171 0.4
        Czech¹ 198 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 118 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 37,116 100.0   Dutch 2,437 5.0
Civilian veterans 4,639 12.5   English 9,338 19.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,193 4.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 726 1.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,253 17.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,440 100.0   Greek 147 0.3
With a disability 1,004 8.1   Hungarian 196 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 27,089 100.0   Irish¹ 9,185 18.9
With a disability 4,752 17.5   Italian 5,916 12.2
 Percent employed 52.6 (X)   Lithuanian 51 0.1
No disability 22,337 82.5   Norwegian 356 0.7
 Percent employed 78.2 (X)   Polish 1,551 3.2
     Population 65 years and over 5,728 100.0   Portuguese 76 0.2
With a disability 2,321 40.5   Russian 306 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 652 1.3
        Scottish 1,059 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 78 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 45,718 100.0   Subsaharan African 43 0.1
Same house in 1995 24,970 54.6   Swedish 539 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,382 44.6   Swiss 137 0.3
 Same county 11,512 25.2   Ukrainian 330 0.7
 Different county 8,870 19.4   United States or American 3,691 7.6
  Same state 7,366 16.1   Welsh 694 1.4
  Different state 1,504 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 33 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 366 0.8   Other ancestries 4,951 10.2
 
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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