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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dutchess 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 280,150 100.0
      enrolled in school 78,962 100.0   Native 256,550 91.6
Nursery school, preschool 5,196 6.6       Born in United States 252,684 90.2
Kindergarten 4,004 5.1           State of residence 199,981 71.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 33,845 42.9           Different state 52,703 18.8
High school (grades 9-12) 15,831 20.0       Born outside United States 3,866 1.4
College or graduate school 20,086 25.4   Foreign born 23,600 8.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7,679 2.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 11,282 4.0
  Population 25 years and over 183,725 100.0       Not a citizen 12,318 4.4
Less than 9th grade 9,054 4.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,420 11.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 51,471 28.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 23,600 100.0
Some college, no degree 35,215 19.2   Europe 8,702 36.9
Associate degree 16,808 9.1   Asia 5,730 24.3
Bachelor's degree 28,894 15.7   Africa 667 2.8
Graduate or professional degree 21,863 11.9   Oceania 43 0.2
        Latin America 7,905 33.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.0 (X)   Northern America 553 2.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 263,037 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 221,790 100.0   English only 231,678 88.1
Never married 60,546 27.3   Language other than English 31,359 11.9
Now married, except separated 125,985 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,021 3.8
Separated 5,207 2.3   Spanish 12,656 4.8
Widowed 13,746 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,831 1.8
 Female 10,893 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 13,206 5.0
Divorced 16,306 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,386 1.3
 Female 9,285 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,627 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,288 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 280,150 100.0
           under 18 years 4,467 100.0     Total ancestries reported 328,238 117.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,505 33.7   Arab 1,446 0.5
        Czech¹ 2,054 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,054 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 210,239 100.0   Dutch 7,377 2.6
Civilian veterans 26,463 12.6   English 26,813 9.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,085 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,673 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 44,915 16.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 64,963 100.0   Greek 2,038 0.7
With a disability 5,087 7.8   Hungarian 3,176 1.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 156,360 100.0   Irish¹ 60,103 21.5
With a disability 24,901 15.9   Italian 60,645 21.6
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 951 0.3
No disability 131,459 84.1   Norwegian 2,206 0.8
 Percent employed 78.5 (X)   Polish 13,069 4.7
     Population 65 years and over 32,029 100.0   Portuguese 852 0.3
With a disability 11,206 35.0   Russian 4,339 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 3,459 1.2
        Scottish 5,182 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,106 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 263,037 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,193 0.4
Same house in 1995 156,409 59.5   Swedish 3,573 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 101,645 38.6   Swiss 680 0.2
 Same county 54,322 20.7   Ukrainian 1,615 0.6
 Different county 47,323 18.0   United States or American 9,455 3.4
  Same state 32,202 12.2   Welsh 1,391 0.5
  Different state 15,121 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,840 1.4
Elsewhere in 1995 4,983 1.9   Other ancestries 53,948 19.3
 
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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