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Social Statistics

Taunton, Massachusetts,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school13,482100.0
Nursery school, preschool9597.1
Kindergarten8196.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8)6,38047.3
High school (grades 9-12)2,83921.1
College or graduate school2,48518.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over37,856100.0
Less than 9th grade4,37711.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5,16913.7
High school graduate (includes equivalency)13,33735.2
Some college, no degree6,35916.8
Associate degree2,8817.6
Bachelor's degree4,08110.8
Graduate or professional degree1,6524.4
Percent high school graduate or higher74.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher15.1(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over44,329100.0
Never married12,95429.2
Now married, except separated22,87051.6
Separated1,0342.3
Widowed3,1767.2
Female
2,6125.9
Divorced4,2959.7
Female
2,5355.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,125100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren32829.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over42,193100.0
Civilian veterans4,99311.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years11,606100.0
With a disability8757.5
Population 21 to 64 years33,010100.0
With a disability6,59620.0
Percent employed
59.6(X)
No disability26,41480.0
Percent employed
82.4(X)
Population 65 years and over6,896100.0
With a disability2,87541.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over52,130100.0
Same house in 199531,06759.6
Different house in the U.S. in 199520,37739.1
Same county
13,28325.5
Different county
7,09413.6
Same state
5,39710.4
Different state
1,6973.3
Elsewhere in 19956861.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population55,976100.0
Native50,33789.9
Born in United States
49,04087.6
State of residence
42,92776.7
Different state
6,11310.9
Born outside United States
1,2972.3
Foreign born5,63910.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
7311.3
Naturalized citizen
3,1665.7
Not a citizen
2,4734.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)5,639100.0
Europe4,25275.4
Asia4137.3
Africa2684.8
Oceania00.0
Latin America5349.5
Northern America1723.1
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over52,130100.0
English only42,19280.9
Language other than English9,93819.1
Speak English less than 'very well
4,0817.8
Spanish
1,6703.2
Speak English less than "very well"
7031.3
Other Indo-European languages
7,86015.1
Speak English less than "very well"
3,1986.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
3040.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1570.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population55,976100.0

Total ancestries reported

64,239114.8
Arab3590.6
Czech1770.1
Danish170.0
Dutch1400.3
English6,26311.2
French (except Basque)15,85110.5
French Canadian12,8365.1
German1,8913.4
Greek4000.7
Hungarian750.1
Irish111,94721.3
Italian4,6368.3
Lithuanian3400.6
Norwegian2740.5
Polish2,5434.5
Portuguese15,37027.5
Russian2290.4
Scotch-Irish6381.1
Scottish1,0641.9
Slovak190.0
Subsaharan African1,4252.5
Swedish9391.7
Swiss400.1
Ukrainian270.0
United States or American1,7303.1
Welsh630.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)970.2
Other ancestries4,9498.8
(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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