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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Adams 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 27,330 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,202 100.0   Native 27,277 99.8
Nursery school, preschool 229 3.7       Born in United States 27,230 99.6
Kindergarten 364 5.9           State of residence 21,457 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,586 57.8           Different state 5,773 21.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,473 23.8       Born outside United States 47 0.2
College or graduate school 550 8.9   Foreign born 53 0.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 18 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 18 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 17,775 100.0       Not a citizen 35 0.1
Less than 9th grade 2,187 12.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,387 19.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,899 44.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 47 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,208 12.4   Europe 15 31.9
Associate degree 808 4.5   Asia 7 14.9
Bachelor's degree 786 4.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 500 2.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 14 29.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.6 (X)   Northern America 11 23.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,599 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,421 100.0   English only 24,905 97.3
Never married 4,309 20.1   Language other than English 694 2.7
Now married, except separated 12,755 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 289 1.1
Separated 300 1.4   Spanish 241 0.9
Widowed 1,719 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
 Female 1,387 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 408 1.6
Divorced 2,338 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 244 1.0
 Female 1,184 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 43 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,330 100.0
           under 18 years 512 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,331 74.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 307 60.0   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,141 100.0   Dutch 502 1.8
Civilian veterans 2,697 13.4   English 1,905 7.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 512 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 79 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,211 15.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,507 100.0   Greek 48 0.2
With a disability 656 10.1   Hungarian 16 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,407 100.0   Irish¹ 2,922 10.7
With a disability 4,074 26.4   Italian 220 0.8
 Percent employed 39.4 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.0
No disability 11,333 73.6   Norwegian 16 0.1
 Percent employed 73.5 (X)   Polish 51 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,469 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 1,826 52.6   Russian 12 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 483 1.8
        Scottish 330 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 25,599 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 15,575 60.8   Swedish 105 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,965 38.9   Swiss 26 0.1
 Same county 6,520 25.5   Ukrainian 13 0.0
 Different county 3,445 13.5   United States or American 6,288 23.0
  Same state 2,507 9.8   Welsh 118 0.4
  Different state 938 3.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 59 0.2   Other ancestries 2,417 8.8
 
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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