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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Northampton 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 22,086 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,438 100.0   Native 21,924 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 362 6.7       Born in United States 21,837 98.9
Kindergarten 312 5.7           State of residence 17,189 77.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,662 49.0           Different state 4,648 21.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,369 25.2       Born outside United States 87 0.4
College or graduate school 733 13.5   Foreign born 162 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 92 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 66 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 15,199 100.0       Not a citizen 96 0.4
Less than 9th grade 2,160 14.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,545 23.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,775 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 162 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,223 14.6   Europe 48 29.6
Associate degree 852 5.6   Asia 41 25.3
Bachelor's degree 1,286 8.5   Africa 3 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 358 2.4   Oceania 2 1.2
        Latin America 61 37.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 62.5 (X)   Northern America 7 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,838 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,623 100.0   English only 20,292 97.4
Never married 4,695 26.6   Language other than English 546 2.6
Now married, except separated 8,725 49.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 218 1.0
Separated 743 4.2   Spanish 289 1.4
Widowed 1,984 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.5
 Female 1,626 9.2   Other Indo-European languages 185 0.9
Divorced 1,476 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 94 0.5
 Female 726 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 55 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,086 100.0
           under 18 years 886 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,334 74.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 466 52.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 21 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,680 100.0   Dutch 103 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,796 10.8   English 1,255 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 145 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 473 2.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,810 100.0   Greek 3 0.0
With a disability 582 12.1   Hungarian 4 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,494 100.0   Irish¹ 538 2.4
With a disability 3,747 32.6   Italian 70 0.3
 Percent employed 45.8 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 7,747 67.4   Norwegian 30 0.1
 Percent employed 71.1 (X)   Polish 66 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,690 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.1
With a disability 2,067 56.0   Russian 8 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 115 0.5
        Scottish 114 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,838 100.0   Subsaharan African 297 1.3
Same house in 1995 14,229 68.3   Swedish 2 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,403 30.7   Swiss 30 0.1
 Same county 3,106 14.9   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 3,297 15.8   United States or American 2,222 10.1
  Same state 1,875 9.0   Welsh 42 0.2
  Different state 1,422 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 206 1.0   Other ancestries 10,752 48.7
 
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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