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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dauphin 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 251,798 100.0
      enrolled in school 60,052 100.0   Native 241,584 95.9
Nursery school, preschool 3,714 6.2       Born in United States 237,454 94.3
Kindergarten 3,390 5.6           State of residence 193,803 77.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 29,689 49.4           Different state 43,651 17.3
High school (grades 9-12) 13,477 22.4       Born outside United States 4,130 1.6
College or graduate school 9,782 16.3   Foreign born 10,214 4.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,044 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 4,819 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 171,783 100.0       Not a citizen 5,395 2.1
Less than 9th grade 7,940 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,607 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 64,174 37.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 10,214 100.0
Some college, no degree 27,902 16.2   Europe 2,403 23.5
Associate degree 10,780 6.3   Asia 4,283 41.9
Bachelor's degree 25,279 14.7   Africa 1,009 9.9
Graduate or professional degree 15,101 8.8   Oceania 27 0.3
        Latin America 2,237 21.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.4 (X)   Northern America 255 2.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 236,801 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 200,783 100.0   English only 216,635 91.5
Never married 56,289 28.0   Language other than English 20,166 8.5
Now married, except separated 105,048 52.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,116 3.4
Separated 5,092 2.5   Spanish 9,325 3.9
Widowed 14,942 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,722 1.6
 Female 12,142 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 6,399 2.7
Divorced 19,412 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,003 0.8
 Female 11,435 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,237 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,982 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 251,798 100.0
           under 18 years 4,213 100.0     Total ancestries reported 264,480 105.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,007 47.6   Arab 556 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,077 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 314 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 190,397 100.0   Dutch 6,668 2.6
Civilian veterans 27,690 14.5   English 14,641 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,772 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 532 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 75,270 29.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 53,673 100.0   Greek 749 0.3
With a disability 4,431 8.3   Hungarian 2,274 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 144,678 100.0   Irish¹ 26,924 10.7
With a disability 23,519 16.3   Italian 18,041 7.2
 Percent employed 57.9 (X)   Lithuanian 1,122 0.4
No disability 121,159 83.7   Norwegian 910 0.4
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 8,247 3.3
     Population 65 years and over 33,251 100.0   Portuguese 205 0.1
With a disability 12,708 38.2   Russian 2,174 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 3,760 1.5
        Scottish 3,019 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,849 0.7
  Population 5 years and over 236,801 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,284 0.9
Same house in 1995 139,732 59.0   Swedish 1,652 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 93,564 39.5   Swiss 1,402 0.6
 Same county 58,104 24.5   Ukrainian 1,482 0.6
 Different county 35,460 15.0   United States or American 14,902 5.9
  Same state 22,267 9.4   Welsh 3,961 1.6
  Different state 13,193 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 704 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 3,505 1.5   Other ancestries 65,989 26.2
 
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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