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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Herkimer 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 64,427 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,600 100.0   Native 63,130 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 900 5.4       Born in United States 62,750 97.4
Kindergarten 1,025 6.2           State of residence 56,978 88.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,521 45.3           Different state 5,772 9.0
High school (grades 9-12) 4,021 24.2       Born outside United States 380 0.6
College or graduate school 3,133 18.9   Foreign born 1,297 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 339 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 938 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 43,455 100.0       Not a citizen 359 0.6
Less than 9th grade 2,354 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,605 15.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,391 35.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,297 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,614 17.5   Europe 911 70.2
Associate degree 4,678 10.8   Asia 230 17.7
Bachelor's degree 4,304 9.9   Africa 37 2.9
Graduate or professional degree 2,509 5.8   Oceania 6 0.5
        Latin America 30 2.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.4 (X)   Northern America 83 6.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 60,861 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 51,737 100.0   English only 57,720 94.8
Never married 12,979 25.1   Language other than English 3,141 5.2
Now married, except separated 28,122 54.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 994 1.6
Separated 1,446 2.8   Spanish 715 1.2
Widowed 4,491 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 207 0.3
 Female 3,627 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 2,271 3.7
Divorced 4,699 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 733 1.2
 Female 2,597 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 141 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 50 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 64,427 100.0
           under 18 years 891 100.0     Total ancestries reported 75,839 117.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 381 42.8   Arab 350 0.5
        Czech¹ 406 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 251 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 48,711 100.0   Dutch 2,650 4.1
Civilian veterans 7,662 15.7   English 7,825 12.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,564 7.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,638 2.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,353 20.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,556 100.0   Greek 150 0.2
With a disability 1,174 8.1   Hungarian 190 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 35,310 100.0   Irish¹ 11,747 18.2
With a disability 6,475 18.3   Italian 12,191 18.9
 Percent employed 51.1 (X)   Lithuanian 261 0.4
No disability 28,835 81.7   Norwegian 244 0.4
 Percent employed 79.8 (X)   Polish 5,452 8.5
     Population 65 years and over 10,288 100.0   Portuguese 122 0.2
With a disability 4,040 39.3   Russian 633 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 518 0.8
        Scottish 1,151 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 409 0.6
  Population 5 years and over 60,861 100.0   Subsaharan African 16 0.0
Same house in 1995 40,411 66.4   Swedish 294 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,207 33.2   Swiss 148 0.2
 Same county 12,473 20.5   Ukrainian 1,063 1.6
 Different county 7,734 12.7   United States or American 3,221 5.0
  Same state 5,784 9.5   Welsh 2,090 3.2
  Different state 1,950 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 243 0.4   Other ancestries 4,884 7.6
 
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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