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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Niagara 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 219,846 100.0
      enrolled in school 57,484 100.0   Native 211,351 96.1
Nursery school, preschool 3,467 6.0       Born in United States 209,846 95.5
Kindergarten 2,968 5.2           State of residence 184,477 83.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 25,832 44.9           Different state 25,369 11.5
High school (grades 9-12) 13,052 22.7       Born outside United States 1,505 0.7
College or graduate school 12,165 21.2   Foreign born 8,495 3.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,966 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,212 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 147,153 100.0       Not a citizen 3,283 1.5
Less than 9th grade 6,623 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,011 12.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 54,361 36.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,495 100.0
Some college, no degree 27,512 18.7   Europe 3,761 44.3
Associate degree 15,014 10.2   Asia 1,038 12.2
Bachelor's degree 15,713 10.7   Africa 134 1.6
Graduate or professional degree 9,919 6.7   Oceania 50 0.6
        Latin America 620 7.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.3 (X)   Northern America 2,892 34.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 206,730 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 175,073 100.0   English only 194,596 94.1
Never married 46,876 26.8   Language other than English 12,134 5.9
Now married, except separated 93,557 53.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,959 1.9
Separated 3,804 2.2   Spanish 3,384 1.6
Widowed 14,500 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,083 0.5
 Female 11,849 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 7,636 3.7
Divorced 16,336 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,426 1.2
 Female 9,154 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 558 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 297 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 219,846 100.0
           under 18 years 2,904 100.0     Total ancestries reported 269,160 122.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,216 41.9   Arab 1,077 0.5
        Czech¹ 863 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 485 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 165,421 100.0   Dutch 3,306 1.5
Civilian veterans 23,912 14.5   English 27,082 12.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,900 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,034 1.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 64,192 29.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 50,026 100.0   Greek 512 0.2
With a disability 4,231 8.5   Hungarian 2,050 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 121,878 100.0   Irish¹ 36,689 16.7
With a disability 21,900 18.0   Italian 40,695 18.5
 Percent employed 46.7 (X)   Lithuanian 478 0.2
No disability 99,978 82.0   Norwegian 751 0.3
 Percent employed 79.2 (X)   Polish 28,164 12.8
     Population 65 years and over 32,330 100.0   Portuguese 282 0.1
With a disability 12,332 38.1   Russian 1,061 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 2,921 1.3
        Scottish 5,057 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 501 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 206,730 100.0   Subsaharan African 380 0.2
Same house in 1995 135,775 65.7   Swedish 2,010 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 69,369 33.6   Swiss 452 0.2
 Same county 51,036 24.7   Ukrainian 1,733 0.8
 Different county 18,333 8.9   United States or American 7,761 3.5
  Same state 13,342 6.5   Welsh 1,667 0.8
  Different state 4,991 2.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 411 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,586 0.8   Other ancestries 26,646 12.1
 
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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