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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rensselaer 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 152,538 100.0
      enrolled in school 42,526 100.0   Native 146,829 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,579 6.1       Born in United States 145,545 95.4
Kindergarten 2,202 5.2           State of residence 122,093 80.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 17,733 41.7           Different state 23,452 15.4
High school (grades 9-12) 7,905 18.6       Born outside United States 1,284 0.8
College or graduate school 12,107 28.5   Foreign born 5,709 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,334 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,963 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 100,233 100.0       Not a citizen 2,746 1.8
Less than 9th grade 4,959 4.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,173 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 32,545 32.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,709 100.0
Some college, no degree 18,265 18.2   Europe 2,102 36.8
Associate degree 10,498 10.5   Asia 2,255 39.5
Bachelor's degree 13,223 13.2   Africa 209 3.7
Graduate or professional degree 10,570 10.5   Oceania 21 0.4
        Latin America 792 13.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.9 (X)   Northern America 330 5.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 143,234 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 121,797 100.0   English only 133,070 92.9
Never married 34,876 28.6   Language other than English 10,164 7.1
Now married, except separated 64,062 52.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,383 2.4
Separated 3,323 2.7   Spanish 2,818 2.0
Widowed 8,951 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 883 0.6
 Female 7,113 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 5,136 3.6
Divorced 10,585 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,225 0.9
 Female 5,959 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,680 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,049 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 152,538 100.0
           under 18 years 2,022 100.0     Total ancestries reported 182,919 119.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 768 38.0   Arab 749 0.5
        Czech¹ 478 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 954 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 115,500 100.0   Dutch 6,255 4.1
Civilian veterans 15,628 13.5   English 16,291 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,958 9.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,077 2.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 27,788 18.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 34,891 100.0   Greek 754 0.5
With a disability 3,104 8.9   Hungarian 637 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 87,107 100.0   Irish¹ 39,878 26.1
With a disability 15,329 17.6   Italian 22,486 14.7
 Percent employed 60.1 (X)   Lithuanian 798 0.5
No disability 71,778 82.4   Norwegian 879 0.6
 Percent employed 81.4 (X)   Polish 8,995 5.9
     Population 65 years and over 19,265 100.0   Portuguese 161 0.1
With a disability 7,192 37.3   Russian 1,841 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,960 1.3
        Scottish 2,896 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 225 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 143,234 100.0   Subsaharan African 381 0.2
Same house in 1995 89,953 62.8   Swedish 1,068 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 51,361 35.9   Swiss 261 0.2
 Same county 29,024 20.3   Ukrainian 1,939 1.3
 Different county 22,337 15.6   United States or American 6,638 4.4
  Same state 15,944 11.1   Welsh 1,060 0.7
  Different state 6,393 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 628 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 1,920 1.3   Other ancestries 18,884 12.4
 
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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