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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Schenectady 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 146,555 100.0
      enrolled in school 37,662 100.0   Native 138,744 94.7
Nursery school, preschool 2,410 6.4       Born in United States 137,087 93.5
Kindergarten 2,145 5.7           State of residence 117,031 79.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 17,071 45.3           Different state 20,056 13.7
High school (grades 9-12) 7,655 20.3       Born outside United States 1,657 1.1
College or graduate school 8,381 22.3   Foreign born 7,811 5.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,450 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,932 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 99,568 100.0       Not a citizen 2,879 2.0
Less than 9th grade 4,150 4.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,985 11.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30,812 30.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,811 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,608 17.7   Europe 3,648 46.7
Associate degree 9,795 9.8   Asia 2,237 28.6
Bachelor's degree 14,506 14.6   Africa 275 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 11,712 11.8   Oceania 32 0.4
        Latin America 1,305 16.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.8 (X)   Northern America 314 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 137,584 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 116,618 100.0   English only 123,984 90.1
Never married 31,007 26.6   Language other than English 13,600 9.9
Now married, except separated 61,750 53.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,258 3.1
Separated 3,481 3.0   Spanish 3,756 2.7
Widowed 9,907 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,123 0.8
 Female 8,028 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 7,660 5.6
Divorced 10,473 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,304 1.7
 Female 6,232 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,425 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 519 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 146,555 100.0
           under 18 years 1,846 100.0     Total ancestries reported 178,110 121.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 726 39.3   Arab 596 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,120 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 627 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 110,842 100.0   Dutch 6,075 4.1
Civilian veterans 15,111 13.6   English 15,206 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,996 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,021 2.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 22,897 15.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 31,723 100.0   Greek 687 0.5
With a disability 2,740 8.6   Hungarian 1,247 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 80,796 100.0   Irish¹ 27,276 18.6
With a disability 14,927 18.5   Italian 32,270 22.0
 Percent employed 56.3 (X)   Lithuanian 835 0.6
No disability 65,869 81.5   Norwegian 723 0.5
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 14,616 10.0
     Population 65 years and over 22,792 100.0   Portuguese 164 0.1
With a disability 8,146 35.7   Russian 1,797 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,895 1.3
        Scottish 3,452 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 469 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 137,584 100.0   Subsaharan African 804 0.5
Same house in 1995 84,091 61.1   Swedish 1,467 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 51,374 37.3   Swiss 420 0.3
 Same county 31,299 22.7   Ukrainian 708 0.5
 Different county 20,075 14.6   United States or American 4,696 3.2
  Same state 14,662 10.7   Welsh 978 0.7
  Different state 5,413 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 549 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 2,119 1.5   Other ancestries 23,519 16.0
 
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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