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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Social Statistics

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school11,101100.0
Nursery school, preschool5034.5
Kindergarten5955.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)4,95444.6
High school (grades 9-12)2,28020.5
College or graduate school2,76924.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over24,863100.0
Less than 9th grade2,56610.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma3,55414.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)8,74235.2
Some college, no degree4,39417.7
Associate degree1,7767.1
Bachelor's degree2,3269.4
Graduate or professional degree1,5056.1
Percent high school graduate or higher75.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher15.4(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over30,766100.0
Never married9,53231.0
Now married, except separated14,62847.5
Separated8482.8
Widowed2,5248.2
Female
2,0446.6
Divorced3,23410.5
Female
1,7715.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years693100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren16323.5
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over29,094100.0
Civilian veterans3,72212.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years9,588100.0
With a disability1,03610.8
Population 21 to 64 years21,355100.0
With a disability5,09823.9
Percent employed
49.8(X)
No disability16,25776.1
Percent employed
79.8(X)
Population 65 years and over5,281100.0
With a disability2,38645.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over36,704100.0
Same house in 199519,76253.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199516,00243.6
Same county
11,46531.2
Different county
4,53712.4
Same state
2,3066.3
Different state
2,2316.1
Elsewhere in 19959402.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population39,102100.0
Native35,87591.7
Born in United States
32,92584.2
State of residence
27,23669.7
Different state
5,68914.5
Born outside United States
2,9507.5
Foreign born3,2278.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
8932.3
Naturalized citizen
1,4983.8
Not a citizen
1,7294.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)3,227100.0
Europe64520.0
Asia1,00531.1
Africa1655.1
Oceania00.0
Latin America69221.4
Northern America72022.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over36,704100.0
English only28,00376.3
Language other than English8,70123.7
Speak English less than 'very well
3,6089.8
Spanish
4,84513.2
Speak English less than "very well"
2,1035.7
Other Indo-European languages
1,9335.3
Speak English less than "very well"
5901.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1,5234.1
Speak English less than "very well"
8342.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population39,102100.0

Total ancestries reported

44,697114.3
Arab1320.3
Czech1400.1
Danish240.1
Dutch1670.4
English3,2188.2
French (except Basque)17,28918.6
French Canadian14,70212.0
German1,8504.7
Greek4671.2
Hungarian190.0
Irish15,57014.2
Italian4,64911.9
Lithuanian2280.6
Norwegian780.2
Polish9882.5
Portuguese4061.0
Russian1340.3
Scotch-Irish5361.4
Scottish7942.0
Slovak570.1
Subsaharan African2930.7
Swedish5071.3
Swiss330.1
Ukrainian00.0
United States or American1,4363.7
Welsh720.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1640.4
Other ancestries10,84427.7
(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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