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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Providence 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 621,602 100.0
      enrolled in school 176,038 100.0   Native 524,926 84.4
Nursery school, preschool 8,848 5.0       Born in United States 509,496 82.0
Kindergarten 8,858 5.0           State of residence 382,182 61.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 71,582 40.7           Different state 127,314 20.5
High school (grades 9-12) 34,931 19.8       Born outside United States 15,430 2.5
College or graduate school 51,819 29.4   Foreign born 96,676 15.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 36,414 5.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 42,285 6.8
  Population 25 years and over 403,779 100.0       Not a citizen 54,391 8.8
Less than 9th grade 42,828 10.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 68,385 16.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 113,341 28.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 96,676 100.0
Some college, no degree 66,646 16.5   Europe 26,364 27.3
Associate degree 26,721 6.6   Asia 14,907 15.4
Bachelor's degree 52,499 13.0   Africa 11,452 11.8
Graduate or professional degree 33,359 8.3   Oceania 240 0.2
        Latin America 41,227 42.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.5 (X)   Northern America 2,486 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 583,278 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 496,634 100.0   English only 423,478 72.6
Never married 160,485 32.3   Language other than English 159,800 27.4
Now married, except separated 239,454 48.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 72,413 12.4
Separated 11,722 2.4   Spanish 71,935 12.3
Widowed 38,408 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38,115 6.5
 Female 31,001 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 67,187 11.5
Divorced 46,565 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24,747 4.2
 Female 28,111 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15,967 2.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,144 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 621,602 100.0
           under 18 years 11,083 100.0     Total ancestries reported 697,368 112.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,326 30.0   Arab 5,029 0.8
        Czech¹ 588 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 652 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 471,914 100.0   Dutch 2,272 0.4
Civilian veterans 53,711 11.4   English 53,019 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 65,773 10.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 44,191 7.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 22,448 3.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 142,984 100.0   Greek 3,573 0.6
With a disability 14,502 10.1   Hungarian 906 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 344,607 100.0   Irish¹ 91,674 14.7
With a disability 77,000 22.3   Italian 119,006 19.1
 Percent employed 56.2 (X)   Lithuanian 1,603 0.3
No disability 267,607 77.7   Norwegian 1,637 0.3
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 23,691 3.8
     Population 65 years and over 84,999 100.0   Portuguese 49,857 8.0
With a disability 35,331 41.6   Russian 5,512 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 4,830 0.8
        Scottish 8,388 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 356 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 583,278 100.0   Subsaharan African 21,422 3.4
Same house in 1995 330,327 56.6   Swedish 7,581 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 232,362 39.8   Swiss 618 0.1
 Same county 161,315 27.7   Ukrainian 2,230 0.4
 Different county 71,047 12.2   United States or American 17,147 2.8
  Same state 16,671 2.9   Welsh 1,145 0.2
  Different state 54,376 9.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,894 0.6
Elsewhere in 1995 20,589 3.5   Other ancestries 138,326 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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