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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tompkins 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 96,501 100.0
      enrolled in school 42,942 100.0   Native 86,335 89.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,342 3.1       Born in United States 85,049 88.1
Kindergarten 1,053 2.5           State of residence 55,859 57.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,582 20.0           Different state 29,190 30.2
High school (grades 9-12) 4,760 11.1       Born outside United States 1,286 1.3
College or graduate school 27,205 63.4   Foreign born 10,166 10.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,601 6.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,874 3.0
  Population 25 years and over 53,075 100.0       Not a citizen 7,292 7.6
Less than 9th grade 1,138 2.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,446 6.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,816 22.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 10,166 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,340 13.8   Europe 2,836 27.9
Associate degree 4,148 7.8   Asia 4,972 48.9
Bachelor's degree 11,042 20.8   Africa 467 4.6
Graduate or professional degree 14,145 26.7   Oceania 81 0.8
        Latin America 1,175 11.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.4 (X)   Northern America 635 6.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 47.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 92,300 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 81,659 100.0   English only 79,467 86.1
Never married 35,021 42.9   Language other than English 12,833 13.9
Now married, except separated 35,129 43.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,802 4.1
Separated 1,927 2.4   Spanish 2,628 2.8
Widowed 3,659 4.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 586 0.6
 Female 3,025 3.7   Other Indo-European languages 4,287 4.6
Divorced 5,923 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 897 1.0
 Female 3,604 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,230 5.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,225 2.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 96,501 100.0
           under 18 years 771 100.0     Total ancestries reported 112,848 116.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 276 35.8   Arab 603 0.6
        Czech¹ 734 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 407 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 78,060 100.0   Dutch 3,181 3.3
Civilian veterans 6,303 8.1   English 14,291 14.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,846 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,065 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,975 16.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 27,301 100.0   Greek 746 0.8
With a disability 1,826 6.7   Hungarian 973 1.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 55,158 100.0   Irish¹ 14,068 14.6
With a disability 6,831 12.4   Italian 9,055 9.4
 Percent employed 53.2 (X)   Lithuanian 413 0.4
No disability 48,327 87.6   Norwegian 1,170 1.2
 Percent employed 76.0 (X)   Polish 4,671 4.8
     Population 65 years and over 8,772 100.0   Portuguese 223 0.2
With a disability 3,298 37.6   Russian 3,016 3.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,787 1.9
        Scottish 2,855 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 296 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 92,300 100.0   Subsaharan African 515 0.5
Same house in 1995 38,667 41.9   Swedish 1,536 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 48,388 52.4   Swiss 496 0.5
 Same county 16,856 18.3   Ukrainian 492 0.5
 Different county 31,532 34.2   United States or American 4,819 5.0
  Same state 14,428 15.6   Welsh 1,455 1.5
  Different state 17,104 18.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 397 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 5,245 5.7   Other ancestries 24,763 25.7
 
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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