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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 267,066 100.0
      enrolled in school 70,501 100.0   Native 254,839 95.4
Nursery school, preschool 4,495 6.4       Born in United States 248,358 93.0
Kindergarten 3,355 4.8           State of residence 180,207 67.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 30,117 42.7           Different state 68,151 25.5
High school (grades 9-12) 14,734 20.9       Born outside United States 6,481 2.4
College or graduate school 17,800 25.2   Foreign born 12,227 4.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,397 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 6,515 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 180,018 100.0       Not a citizen 5,712 2.1
Less than 9th grade 11,481 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 23,249 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 65,750 36.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,227 100.0
Some college, no degree 29,286 16.3   Europe 4,504 36.8
Associate degree 12,154 6.8   Asia 3,665 30.0
Bachelor's degree 24,398 13.6   Africa 492 4.0
Graduate or professional degree 13,700 7.6   Oceania 14 0.1
        Latin America 3,156 25.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.7 (X)   Northern America 396 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 251,979 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 215,658 100.0   English only 224,386 89.0
Never married 53,813 25.0   Language other than English 27,593 11.0
Now married, except separated 124,271 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,479 3.8
Separated 4,182 1.9   Spanish 13,867 5.5
Widowed 16,345 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,576 2.2
 Female 13,067 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 10,004 4.0
Divorced 17,047 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,482 1.0
 Female 9,627 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,201 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,059 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 267,066 100.0
           under 18 years 4,155 100.0     Total ancestries reported 311,509 116.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,374 33.1   Arab 1,952 0.7
        Czech¹ 1,817 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 413 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 204,743 100.0   Dutch 11,268 4.2
Civilian veterans 28,039 13.7   English 18,777 7.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,551 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,048 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 74,315 27.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 59,525 100.0   Greek 1,724 0.6
With a disability 3,802 6.4   Hungarian 10,415 3.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 149,635 100.0   Irish¹ 33,957 12.7
With a disability 21,052 14.1   Italian 37,954 14.2
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 1,200 0.4
No disability 128,583 85.9   Norwegian 1,237 0.5
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 14,429 5.4
     Population 65 years and over 39,279 100.0   Portuguese 1,266 0.5
With a disability 14,651 37.3   Russian 2,658 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 2,356 0.9
        Scottish 3,395 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7,757 2.9
  Population 5 years and over 251,979 100.0   Subsaharan African 611 0.2
Same house in 1995 155,472 61.7   Swedish 1,752 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 92,610 36.8   Swiss 821 0.3
 Same county 47,671 18.9   Ukrainian 4,280 1.6
 Different county 44,939 17.8   United States or American 11,530 4.3
  Same state 21,418 8.5   Welsh 5,865 2.2
  Different state 23,521 9.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 554 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 3,897 1.5   Other ancestries 53,607 20.1
 
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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