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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 9,989 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,300 100.0   Native 9,849 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 77 3.3       Born in United States 9,829 98.4
Kindergarten 121 5.3           State of residence 7,972 79.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,267 55.1           Different state 1,857 18.6
High school (grades 9-12) 524 22.8       Born outside United States 20 0.2
College or graduate school 311 13.5   Foreign born 140 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 47 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 67 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 7,052 100.0       Not a citizen 73 0.7
Less than 9th grade 736 10.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,131 16.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,455 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 140 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,225 17.4   Europe 39 27.9
Associate degree 280 4.0   Asia 69 49.3
Bachelor's degree 847 12.0   Africa 17 12.1
Graduate or professional degree 378 5.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 5 3.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.5 (X)   Northern America 10 7.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,519 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,015 100.0   English only 9,221 96.9
Never married 1,835 22.9   Language other than English 298 3.1
Now married, except separated 4,462 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 1.3
Separated 228 2.8   Spanish 118 1.2
Widowed 809 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 49 0.5
 Female 617 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 102 1.1
Divorced 681 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.4
 Female 356 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 73 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,989 100.0
           under 18 years 231 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,520 85.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 124 53.7   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 8 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,675 100.0   Dutch 54 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,022 13.3   English 1,377 13.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 149 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 474 4.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,084 100.0   Greek 1 0.0
With a disability 148 7.1   Hungarian 27 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,667 100.0   Irish¹ 498 5.0
With a disability 1,290 22.8   Italian 219 2.2
 Percent employed 56.2 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.1
No disability 4,377 77.2   Norwegian 50 0.5
 Percent employed 83.3 (X)   Polish 24 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,589 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.1
With a disability 651 41.0   Russian 10 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 125 1.3
        Scottish 224 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 9,519 100.0   Subsaharan African 84 0.8
Same house in 1995 5,968 62.7   Swedish 18 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,478 36.5   Swiss 20 0.2
 Same county 1,712 18.0   Ukrainian 9 0.1
 Different county 1,766 18.6   United States or American 1,448 14.5
  Same state 1,381 14.5   Welsh 50 0.5
  Different state 385 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 73 0.8   Other ancestries 3,611 36.1
 
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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