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Social Statistics

Maine

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school321,041100.0
Nursery school, preschool17,5585.5
Kindergarten15,4824.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)146,17845.5
High school (grades 9-12)74,60723.2
College or graduate school67,21620.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over869,893100.0
Less than 9th grade47,1835.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma80,1059.2
High school graduate (includes equivalency)314,60036.2
Some college, no degree165,11119.0
Associate degree63,9347.3
Bachelor's degree129,99214.9
Graduate or professional degree68,9687.9
Percent high school graduate or higher85.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher22.9(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over1,028,823100.0
Never married245,86423.9
Now married, except separated579,45656.3
Separated12,5551.2
Widowed73,0127.1
Female
59,0205.7
Divorced117,93611.5
Female
66,0256.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years13,053100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren5,07438.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over969,780100.0
Civilian veterans154,59015.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years278,711100.0
With a disability24,9919.0
Population 21 to 64 years733,415100.0
With a disability141,01819.2
Percent employed
54.7(X)
No disability592,39780.8
Percent employed
81.6(X)
Population 65 years and over174,998100.0
With a disability71,90141.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over1,204,164100.0
Same house in 1995717,40759.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995476,24439.5
Same county
275,68522.9
Different county
200,55916.7
Same state
92,5607.7
Different state
107,9999.0
Elsewhere in 199510,5130.9
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population1,274,923100.0
Native1,238,23297.1
Born in United States
1,226,44496.2
State of residence
857,51567.3
Different state
368,92928.9
Born outside United States
11,7880.9
Foreign born36,6912.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
10,3830.8
Naturalized citizen
20,2521.6
Not a citizen
16,4391.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)36,689100.0
Europe11,00030.0
Asia6,94918.9
Africa1,0672.9
Oceania2390.7
Latin America2,1976.0
Northern America15,23741.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over1,204,164100.0
English only1,110,19892.2
Language other than English93,9667.8
Speak English less than 'very well
24,0632.0
Spanish
9,6110.8
Speak English less than "very well"
2,6640.2
Other Indo-European languages
76,0796.3
Speak English less than "very well"
18,1651.5
Asian and Pacific Island languages
5,7370.5
Speak English less than "very well"
2,4850.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population1,274,923100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,373,009107.7
Arab3,0040.2
Czech12,8470.2
Danish5,8370.5
Dutch13,2671.0
English274,42321.5
French (except Basque)1181,66314.2
French Canadian1110,3448.7
German85,5536.7
Greek5,4230.4
Hungarian2,9060.2
Irish1192,90115.1
Italian58,8664.6
Lithuanian4,7440.4
Norwegian9,8270.8
Polish24,9822.0
Portuguese5,3510.4
Russian7,1800.6
Scotch-Irish33,5752.6
Scottish61,2264.8
Slovak1,6730.1
Subsaharan African1,4140.1
Swedish21,3421.7
Swiss1,8780.1
Ukrainian2,0590.2
United States or American120,0389.4
Welsh9,1000.7
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)8810.1
Other ancestries130,70510.3
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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