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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lehigh 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 312,090 100.0
      enrolled in school 77,729 100.0   Native 292,759 93.8
Nursery school, preschool 5,120 6.6       Born in United States 281,392 90.2
Kindergarten 4,327 5.6           State of residence 226,086 72.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 35,997 46.3           Different state 55,306 17.7
High school (grades 9-12) 16,907 21.8       Born outside United States 11,367 3.6
College or graduate school 15,378 19.8   Foreign born 19,331 6.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7,719 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9,487 3.0
  Population 25 years and over 212,665 100.0       Not a citizen 9,844 3.2
Less than 9th grade 13,279 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 26,825 12.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 74,386 35.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 19,331 100.0
Some college, no degree 33,599 15.8   Europe 4,874 25.2
Associate degree 14,964 7.0   Asia 7,570 39.2
Bachelor's degree 31,063 14.6   Africa 585 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 18,549 8.7   Oceania 71 0.4
        Latin America 5,711 29.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.1 (X)   Northern America 520 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 293,518 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 249,796 100.0   English only 248,723 84.7
Never married 62,443 25.0   Language other than English 44,795 15.3
Now married, except separated 139,166 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16,542 5.6
Separated 5,570 2.2   Spanish 24,602 8.4
Widowed 20,719 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,769 3.3
 Female 16,986 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 12,035 4.1
Divorced 21,898 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,144 1.1
 Female 12,420 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,043 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,902 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 312,090 100.0
           under 18 years 4,915 100.0     Total ancestries reported 354,612 113.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,829 37.2   Arab 5,009 1.6
        Czech¹ 2,086 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 413 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 237,572 100.0   Dutch 8,739 2.8
Civilian veterans 32,026 13.5   English 17,084 5.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,102 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 998 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 93,469 29.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 66,666 100.0   Greek 1,911 0.6
With a disability 5,281 7.9   Hungarian 8,623 2.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 175,518 100.0   Irish¹ 34,253 11.0
With a disability 28,405 16.2   Italian 25,868 8.3
 Percent employed 56.1 (X)   Lithuanian 1,478 0.5
No disability 147,113 83.8   Norwegian 995 0.3
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 14,072 4.5
     Population 65 years and over 45,735 100.0   Portuguese 602 0.2
With a disability 16,910 37.0   Russian 3,671 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 2,991 1.0
        Scottish 3,533 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10,892 3.5
  Population 5 years and over 293,518 100.0   Subsaharan African 695 0.2
Same house in 1995 172,880 58.9   Swedish 1,465 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 114,098 38.9   Swiss 980 0.3
 Same county 68,517 23.3   Ukrainian 6,395 2.0
 Different county 45,581 15.5   United States or American 15,024 4.8
  Same state 25,850 8.8   Welsh 6,475 2.1
  Different state 19,731 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,025 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 6,540 2.2   Other ancestries 80,764 25.9
 
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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