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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lancaster 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 11,567 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,169 100.0   Native 11,366 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 167 7.7       Born in United States 11,293 97.6
Kindergarten 109 5.0           State of residence 7,398 64.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,127 52.0           Different state 3,895 33.7
High school (grades 9-12) 569 26.2       Born outside United States 73 0.6
College or graduate school 197 9.1   Foreign born 201 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 37 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 112 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 8,841 100.0       Not a citizen 89 0.8
Less than 9th grade 881 10.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,381 15.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,468 27.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 201 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,480 16.7   Europe 121 60.2
Associate degree 466 5.3   Asia 51 25.4
Bachelor's degree 1,349 15.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 816 9.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 6 3.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.4 (X)   Northern America 23 11.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,134 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,735 100.0   English only 10,766 96.7
Never married 1,549 15.9   Language other than English 368 3.3
Now married, except separated 6,175 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 132 1.2
Separated 189 1.9   Spanish 123 1.1
Widowed 1,225 12.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 56 0.5
 Female 1,004 10.3   Other Indo-European languages 202 1.8
Divorced 597 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.5
 Female 290 3.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 33 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,567 100.0
           under 18 years 277 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,228 88.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 107 38.6   Arab 21 0.2
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 23 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,363 100.0   Dutch 112 1.0
Civilian veterans 1,795 19.2   English 2,066 17.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 233 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 23 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,115 9.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,024 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 165 8.2   Hungarian 23 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,775 100.0   Irish¹ 877 7.6
With a disability 1,175 20.3   Italian 244 2.1
 Percent employed 48.3 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 4,600 79.7   Norwegian 58 0.5
 Percent employed 68.8 (X)   Polish 71 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,980 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.1
With a disability 991 33.3   Russian 21 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 220 1.9
        Scottish 360 3.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,134 100.0   Subsaharan African 39 0.3
Same house in 1995 7,100 63.8   Swedish 63 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,979 35.7   Swiss 24 0.2
 Same county 1,842 16.5   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 2,137 19.2   United States or American 1,489 12.9
  Same state 1,189 10.7   Welsh 92 0.8
  Different state 948 8.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 55 0.5   Other ancestries 3,026 26.2
 
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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