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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Northampton 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 13,093 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,230 100.0   Native 12,646 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 178 5.5       Born in United States 12,578 96.1
Kindergarten 138 4.3           State of residence 9,324 71.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,495 46.3           Different state 3,254 24.9
High school (grades 9-12) 933 28.9       Born outside United States 68 0.5
College or graduate school 486 15.0   Foreign born 447 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 252 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 132 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 9,133 100.0       Not a citizen 315 2.4
Less than 9th grade 1,462 16.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,515 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,669 29.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 447 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,572 17.2   Europe 88 19.7
Associate degree 479 5.2   Asia 18 4.0
Bachelor's degree 961 10.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 475 5.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 310 69.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.4 (X)   Northern America 31 6.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,373 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,588 100.0   English only 11,670 94.3
Never married 2,675 25.3   Language other than English 703 5.7
Now married, except separated 5,467 51.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 358 2.9
Separated 419 4.0   Spanish 561 4.5
Widowed 1,162 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 340 2.7
 Female 909 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 109 0.9
Divorced 865 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
 Female 450 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 27 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,093 100.0
           under 18 years 484 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,347 86.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 219 45.2   Arab 18 0.1
        Czech¹ 21 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 31 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,007 100.0   Dutch 48 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,429 14.3   English 1,690 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 169 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 60 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 751 5.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,852 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 226 7.9   Hungarian 20 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,617 100.0   Irish¹ 678 5.2
With a disability 1,684 25.4   Italian 305 2.3
 Percent employed 48.2 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.1
No disability 4,933 74.6   Norwegian 71 0.5
 Percent employed 73.8 (X)   Polish 114 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,713 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,233 45.4   Russian 12 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 168 1.3
        Scottish 229 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,373 100.0   Subsaharan African 385 2.9
Same house in 1995 8,003 64.7   Swedish 53 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,178 33.8   Swiss 24 0.2
 Same county 2,228 18.0   Ukrainian 8 0.1
 Different county 1,950 15.8   United States or American 1,395 10.7
  Same state 1,085 8.8   Welsh 58 0.4
  Different state 865 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 192 1.6   Other ancestries 5,015 38.3
 
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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