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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kings 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 2,465,326 100.0
      enrolled in school 731,672 100.0   Native 1,533,557 62.2
Nursery school, preschool 45,137 6.2       Born in United States 1,428,116 57.9
Kindergarten 40,917 5.6           State of residence 1,227,839 49.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 305,478 41.8           Different state 200,277 8.1
High school (grades 9-12) 165,930 22.7       Born outside United States 105,441 4.3
College or graduate school 174,210 23.8   Foreign born 931,769 37.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 411,103 16.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 439,973 17.8
  Population 25 years and over 1,552,870 100.0       Not a citizen 491,796 19.9
Less than 9th grade 203,190 13.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 281,116 18.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 414,868 26.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 931,764 100.0
Some college, no degree 225,716 14.5   Europe 238,383 25.6
Associate degree 88,730 5.7   Asia 183,909 19.7
Bachelor's degree 202,103 13.0   Africa 23,588 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 137,147 8.8   Oceania 829 0.1
        Latin America 480,520 51.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.8 (X)   Northern America 4,535 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,285,223 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,911,722 100.0   English only 1,217,121 53.3
Never married 712,117 37.3   Language other than English 1,068,102 46.7
Now married, except separated 833,970 43.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 547,063 23.9
Separated 87,216 4.6   Spanish 411,346 18.0
Widowed 141,134 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 197,017 8.6
 Female 116,741 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 456,601 20.0
Divorced 137,285 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 233,245 10.2
 Female 89,210 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 133,776 5.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 93,649 4.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,465,326 100.0
           under 18 years 77,554 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,257,431 91.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 29,285 37.8   Arab 35,739 1.4
        Czech¹ 3,976 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,547 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,805,709 100.0   Dutch 3,827 0.2
Civilian veterans 90,588 5.0   English 23,018 0.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,353 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,547 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 39,647 1.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 583,131 100.0   Greek 13,639 0.6
With a disability 57,527 9.9   Hungarian 16,763 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,411,529 100.0   Irish¹ 81,013 3.3
With a disability 406,596 28.8   Italian 183,868 7.5
 Percent employed 51.9 (X)   Lithuanian 3,172 0.1
No disability 1,004,933 71.2   Norwegian 7,345 0.3
 Percent employed 64.7 (X)   Polish 71,842 2.9
     Population 65 years and over 274,328 100.0   Portuguese 2,050 0.1
With a disability 139,693 50.9   Russian 93,742 3.8
        Scotch-Irish 4,252 0.2
        Scottish 6,257 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,720 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 2,285,223 100.0   Subsaharan African 38,363 1.6
Same house in 1995 1,436,657 62.9   Swedish 4,376 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 688,260 30.1   Swiss 1,244 0.1
 Same county 522,749 22.9   Ukrainian 37,771 1.5
 Different county 165,511 7.2   United States or American 90,078 3.7
  Same state 102,633 4.5   Welsh 1,647 0.1
  Different state 62,878 2.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 283,749 11.5
Elsewhere in 1995 160,306 7.0   Other ancestries 1,194,886 48.5
 
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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