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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Orleans 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 26,277 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,344 100.0   Native 24,831 94.5
Nursery school, preschool 319 5.0       Born in United States 24,659 93.8
Kindergarten 358 5.6           State of residence 17,463 66.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,076 48.5           Different state 7,196 27.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,780 28.1       Born outside United States 172 0.7
College or graduate school 811 12.8   Foreign born 1,446 5.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 212 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 971 3.7
  Population 25 years and over 17,814 100.0       Not a citizen 475 1.8
Less than 9th grade 1,720 9.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,156 12.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,260 40.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,446 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,695 15.1   Europe 185 12.8
Associate degree 1,111 6.2   Asia 98 6.8
Bachelor's degree 1,904 10.7   Africa 8 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 968 5.4   Oceania 15 1.0
        Latin America 38 2.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.2 (X)   Northern America 1,102 76.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,813 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,997 100.0   English only 22,385 90.2
Never married 4,606 21.9   Language other than English 2,428 9.8
Now married, except separated 11,989 57.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 554 2.2
Separated 298 1.4   Spanish 173 0.7
Widowed 1,662 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
 Female 1,365 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,168 8.7
Divorced 2,442 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 480 1.9
 Female 1,270 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 77 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,277 100.0
           under 18 years 265 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,804 109.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 142 53.6   Arab 34 0.1
        Czech¹ 44 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 55 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,679 100.0   Dutch 201 0.8
Civilian veterans 2,909 14.8   English 4,926 18.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,268 20.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,425 13.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,370 5.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,899 100.0   Greek 24 0.1
With a disability 562 9.5   Hungarian 25 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,643 100.0   Irish¹ 3,203 12.2
With a disability 3,119 21.3   Italian 904 3.4
 Percent employed 51.9 (X)   Lithuanian 53 0.2
No disability 11,524 78.7   Norwegian 58 0.2
 Percent employed 78.9 (X)   Polish 455 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,629 100.0   Portuguese 101 0.4
With a disability 1,463 40.3   Russian 147 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 531 2.0
        Scottish 1,199 4.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 24,813 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.0
Same house in 1995 15,905 64.1   Swedish 314 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,670 34.9   Swiss 32 0.1
 Same county 5,079 20.5   Ukrainian 56 0.2
 Different county 3,591 14.5   United States or American 2,955 11.2
  Same state 1,582 6.4   Welsh 162 0.6
  Different state 2,009 8.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 238 1.0   Other ancestries 3,235 12.3
 
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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