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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fairfield 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 23,454 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,873 100.0   Native 23,344 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 281 4.8       Born in United States 23,194 98.9
Kindergarten 321 5.5           State of residence 19,759 84.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,011 51.3           Different state 3,435 14.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,614 27.5       Born outside United States 150 0.6
College or graduate school 646 11.0   Foreign born 110 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 39 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 31 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 15,244 100.0       Not a citizen 79 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,767 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,260 21.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,446 35.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 110 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,352 15.4   Europe 32 29.1
Associate degree 641 4.2   Asia 9 8.2
Bachelor's degree 1,251 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 527 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 65 59.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.0 (X)   Northern America 4 3.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,913 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,296 100.0   English only 21,393 97.6
Never married 5,343 29.2   Language other than English 520 2.4
Now married, except separated 9,165 50.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 208 0.9
Separated 726 4.0   Spanish 405 1.8
Widowed 1,476 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 0.7
 Female 1,201 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 97 0.4
Divorced 1,586 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.1
 Female 850 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,454 100.0
           under 18 years 904 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,857 84.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 408 45.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 16 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,303 100.0   Dutch 65 0.3
Civilian veterans 2,071 12.0   English 892 3.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 226 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 874 3.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,515 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 563 10.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,194 100.0   Irish¹ 1,039 4.4
With a disability 3,420 25.9   Italian 102 0.4
 Percent employed 59.4 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.0
No disability 9,774 74.1   Norwegian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 72.7 (X)   Polish 50 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,835 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 1,368 48.3   Russian 5 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 605 2.6
        Scottish 329 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,913 100.0   Subsaharan African 123 0.5
Same house in 1995 15,438 70.5   Swedish 44 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,376 29.1   Swiss 13 0.1
 Same county 3,575 16.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,801 12.8   United States or American 2,338 10.0
  Same state 1,874 8.6   Welsh 133 0.6
  Different state 927 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 99 0.5   Other ancestries 12,977 55.3
 
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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