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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lorain 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 284,664 100.0
      enrolled in school 75,017 100.0   Native 277,268 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 5,817 7.8       Born in United States 271,824 95.5
Kindergarten 4,523 6.0           State of residence 210,584 74.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 35,000 46.7           Different state 61,240 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 15,966 21.3       Born outside United States 5,444 1.9
College or graduate school 13,711 18.3   Foreign born 7,396 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,962 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,567 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 185,491 100.0       Not a citizen 2,829 1.0
Less than 9th grade 7,644 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 24,236 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 68,348 36.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,396 100.0
Some college, no degree 41,694 22.5   Europe 3,864 52.2
Associate degree 12,828 6.9   Asia 1,419 19.2
Bachelor's degree 20,203 10.9   Africa 169 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 10,538 5.7   Oceania 8 0.1
        Latin America 1,485 20.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.8 (X)   Northern America 451 6.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 264,988 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 221,899 100.0   English only 243,568 91.9
Never married 55,829 25.2   Language other than English 21,420 8.1
Now married, except separated 124,336 56.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,098 2.7
Separated 3,318 1.5   Spanish 12,841 4.8
Widowed 15,045 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,912 1.9
 Female 12,358 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 6,151 2.3
Divorced 23,371 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,486 0.6
 Female 12,915 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,028 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 279 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 284,664 100.0
           under 18 years 5,973 100.0     Total ancestries reported 337,455 118.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,679 44.9   Arab 1,243 0.4
        Czech¹ 3,563 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 732 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 209,939 100.0   Dutch 4,964 1.7
Civilian veterans 31,155 14.8   English 30,160 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,332 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,177 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 73,337 25.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 65,930 100.0   Greek 1,508 0.5
With a disability 5,229 7.9   Hungarian 14,042 4.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 158,905 100.0   Irish¹ 42,685 15.0
With a disability 26,451 16.6   Italian 20,603 7.2
 Percent employed 58.5 (X)   Lithuanian 555 0.2
No disability 132,454 83.4   Norwegian 1,051 0.4
 Percent employed 79.8 (X)   Polish 23,352 8.2
     Population 65 years and over 34,032 100.0   Portuguese 165 0.1
With a disability 13,544 39.8   Russian 2,813 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 5,133 1.8
        Scottish 6,112 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9,993 3.5
  Population 5 years and over 264,988 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,351 0.5
Same house in 1995 157,396 59.4   Swedish 1,821 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 105,238 39.7   Swiss 1,216 0.4
 Same county 68,805 26.0   Ukrainian 2,005 0.7
 Different county 36,433 13.7   United States or American 15,010 5.3
  Same state 23,728 9.0   Welsh 2,799 1.0
  Different state 12,705 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 215 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,354 0.9   Other ancestries 63,518 22.3
 
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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