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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rockingham 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 67,725 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,106 100.0   Native 65,502 96.7
Nursery school, preschool 949 5.9       Born in United States 65,129 96.2
Kindergarten 912 5.7           State of residence 49,690 73.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,713 47.9           Different state 15,439 22.8
High school (grades 9-12) 3,708 23.0       Born outside United States 373 0.6
College or graduate school 2,824 17.5   Foreign born 2,223 3.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,324 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 609 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 45,123 100.0       Not a citizen 1,614 2.4
Less than 9th grade 5,498 12.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,975 15.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,934 35.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,223 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,986 15.5   Europe 624 28.1
Associate degree 1,777 3.9   Asia 253 11.4
Bachelor's degree 5,083 11.3   Africa 69 3.1
Graduate or professional degree 2,870 6.4   Oceania 13 0.6
        Latin America 1,209 54.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.4 (X)   Northern America 55 2.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 63,473 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 53,793 100.0   English only 59,945 94.4
Never married 11,492 21.4   Language other than English 3,528 5.6
Now married, except separated 33,620 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,926 3.0
Separated 1,207 2.2   Spanish 2,228 3.5
Widowed 3,609 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,422 2.2
 Female 2,955 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,034 1.6
Divorced 3,865 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 387 0.6
 Female 2,023 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 149 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 67,725 100.0
           under 18 years 1,221 100.0     Total ancestries reported 54,505 80.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 588 48.2   Arab 96 0.1
        Czech¹ 62 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 117 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 51,010 100.0   Dutch 978 1.4
Civilian veterans 6,096 12.0   English 6,094 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 913 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 243 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,759 23.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,352 100.0   Greek 104 0.2
With a disability 1,208 7.9   Hungarian 128 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 38,657 100.0   Irish¹ 4,278 6.3
With a disability 6,537 16.9   Italian 1,105 1.6
 Percent employed 59.7 (X)   Lithuanian 47 0.1
No disability 32,120 83.1   Norwegian 278 0.4
 Percent employed 83.3 (X)   Polish 626 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 9,132 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 3,796 41.6   Russian 432 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,663 2.5
        Scottish 1,094 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 44 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 63,473 100.0   Subsaharan African 76 0.1
Same house in 1995 39,737 62.6   Swedish 257 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,041 36.3   Swiss 1,145 1.7
 Same county 13,353 21.0   Ukrainian 186 0.3
 Different county 9,688 15.3   United States or American 11,849 17.5
  Same state 5,747 9.1   Welsh 370 0.5
  Different state 3,941 6.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 12 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 695 1.1   Other ancestries 6,544 9.7
 
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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