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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Onondaga 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 458,336 100.0
      enrolled in school 132,420 100.0   Native 432,407 94.3
Nursery school, preschool 7,782 5.9       Born in United States 428,050 93.4
Kindergarten 6,678 5.0           State of residence 359,993 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 56,401 42.6           Different state 68,057 14.8
High school (grades 9-12) 26,371 19.9       Born outside United States 4,357 1.0
College or graduate school 35,188 26.6   Foreign born 25,929 5.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11,230 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 13,498 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 296,914 100.0       Not a citizen 12,431 2.7
Less than 9th grade 11,430 3.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 31,128 10.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 86,409 29.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 25,929 100.0
Some college, no degree 53,488 18.0   Europe 10,622 41.0
Associate degree 29,858 10.1   Asia 9,753 37.6
Bachelor's degree 49,125 16.5   Africa 883 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 35,476 11.9   Oceania 93 0.4
        Latin America 2,635 10.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.7 (X)   Northern America 1,943 7.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 428,522 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 359,812 100.0   English only 390,561 91.1
Never married 109,467 30.4   Language other than English 37,961 8.9
Now married, except separated 183,273 50.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,620 3.4
Separated 9,686 2.7   Spanish 10,398 2.4
Widowed 26,419 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,874 0.9
 Female 21,581 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 18,480 4.3
Divorced 30,967 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,115 1.4
 Female 18,433 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6,634 1.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,994 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 458,336 100.0
           under 18 years 6,702 100.0     Total ancestries reported 551,431 120.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,829 42.2   Arab 3,544 0.8
        Czech¹ 1,716 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 955 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 339,887 100.0   Dutch 10,257 2.2
Civilian veterans 42,403 12.5   English 59,647 13.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 24,464 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9,934 2.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 82,470 18.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 108,407 100.0   Greek 2,366 0.5
With a disability 9,481 8.7   Hungarian 2,162 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 255,101 100.0   Irish¹ 96,046 21.0
With a disability 43,079 16.9   Italian 80,310 17.5
 Percent employed 55.9 (X)   Lithuanian 1,109 0.2
No disability 212,022 83.1   Norwegian 1,739 0.4
 Percent employed 79.7 (X)   Polish 33,297 7.3
     Population 65 years and over 60,472 100.0   Portuguese 725 0.2
With a disability 22,169 36.7   Russian 4,942 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 6,247 1.4
        Scottish 8,968 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,304 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 428,522 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,637 0.6
Same house in 1995 247,327 57.7   Swedish 3,617 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 173,398 40.5   Swiss 1,632 0.4
 Same county 120,134 28.0   Ukrainian 6,230 1.4
 Different county 53,264 12.4   United States or American 15,359 3.4
  Same state 29,967 7.0   Welsh 4,243 0.9
  Different state 23,297 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,462 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 7,797 1.8   Other ancestries 84,049 18.3
 
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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