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Social Statistics

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school13,030100.0
Nursery school, preschool6665.1
Kindergarten9837.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)6,18347.5
High school (grades 9-12)3,22824.8
College or graduate school1,97015.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over28,309100.0
Less than 9th grade6,71423.7
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5,82520.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)8,21229.0
Some college, no degree4,02314.2
Associate degree7852.8
Bachelor's degree1,7806.3
Graduate or professional degree9703.4
Percent high school graduate or higher55.7(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher9.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over35,864100.0
Never married12,46534.8
Now married, except separated16,60146.3
Separated1,5394.3
Widowed2,2226.2
Female
1,8905.3
Divorced3,0378.5
Female
1,8175.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,657100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren54933.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over33,734100.0
Civilian veterans2,1646.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years11,966100.0
With a disability1,23010.3
Population 21 to 64 years26,793100.0
With a disability7,18626.8
Percent employed
50.1(X)
No disability19,60773.2
Percent employed
67.4(X)
Population 65 years and over4,456100.0
With a disability2,16848.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over43,574100.0
Same house in 199521,39749.1
Different house in the U.S. in 199517,45440.1
Same county
13,89431.9
Different county
3,5608.2
Same state
1,4883.4
Different state
2,0724.8
Elsewhere in 19954,72310.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population47,303100.0
Native30,40864.3
Born in United States
23,92850.6
State of residence
19,08340.3
Different state
4,84510.2
Born outside United States
6,48013.7
Foreign born16,89535.7
Entered 1990 to March 2000
8,97219.0
Naturalized citizen
4,89910.4
Not a citizen
11,99625.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)16,895100.0
Europe1,6329.7
Asia5393.2
Africa1741.0
Oceania00.0
Latin America14,52486.0
Northern America260.2
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over43,574100.0
English only12,02627.6
Language other than English31,54872.4
Speak English less than 'very well
17,45340.1
Spanish
28,37565.1
Speak English less than "very well"
15,93836.6
Other Indo-European languages
2,4035.5
Speak English less than "very well"
1,1522.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
3630.8
Speak English less than "very well"
1840.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population47,303100.0

Total ancestries reported

44,79494.7
Arab70.0
Czech1890.2
Danish860.2
Dutch510.1
English3530.7
French (except Basque)11300.3
French Canadian1190.0
German6371.3
Greek1430.3
Hungarian8991.9
Irish19242.0
Italian1,3932.9
Lithuanian980.2
Norwegian760.2
Polish2,4355.1
Portuguese8111.7
Russian980.2
Scotch-Irish580.1
Scottish290.1
Slovak6261.3
Subsaharan African2680.6
Swedish400.1
Swiss00.0
Ukrainian3500.7
United States or American8091.7
Welsh630.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)6451.4
Other ancestries33,65771.2
(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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