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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNew Jersey

Social Statistics

Plainfield, New Jersey

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school13,407100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,1238.4
Kindergarten8896.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)6,09445.5
High school (grades 9-12)2,97422.2
College or graduate school2,32717.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over29,821100.0
Less than 9th grade3,66912.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5,10317.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)8,46128.4
Some college, no degree5,85319.6
Associate degree1,2114.1
Bachelor's degree3,68412.4
Graduate or professional degree1,8406.2
Percent high school graduate or higher70.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher18.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over36,721100.0
Never married14,71240.1
Now married, except separated14,74940.2
Separated1,5874.3
Widowed2,4396.6
Female
1,9685.4
Divorced3,2348.8
Female
2,0625.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years2,031100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren79839.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over34,681100.0
Civilian veterans3,0728.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years11,453100.0
With a disability1,0359.0
Population 21 to 64 years28,110100.0
With a disability6,00021.3
Percent employed
62.8(X)
No disability22,11078.7
Percent employed
76.8(X)
Population 65 years and over4,082100.0
With a disability1,69341.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over44,203100.0
Same house in 199524,46055.3
Different house in the U.S. in 199516,88038.2
Same county
10,47123.7
Different county
6,40914.5
Same state
4,1899.5
Different state
2,2205.0
Elsewhere in 19952,8636.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population47,829100.0
Native36,50276.3
Born in United States
35,35273.9
State of residence
24,02750.2
Different state
11,32523.7
Born outside United States
1,1502.4
Foreign born11,32723.7
Entered 1990 to March 2000
6,12612.8
Naturalized citizen
3,1586.6
Not a citizen
8,16917.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)11,327100.0
Europe4774.2
Asia2101.9
Africa3222.8
Oceania00.0
Latin America10,26190.6
Northern America570.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over44,203100.0
English only31,53671.3
Language other than English12,66728.7
Speak English less than 'very well
7,94918.0
Spanish
11,05125.0
Speak English less than "very well"
7,41916.8
Other Indo-European languages
1,1372.6
Speak English less than "very well"
3240.7
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1190.3
Speak English less than "very well"
700.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population47,829100.0

Total ancestries reported

44,59093.2
Arab990.2
Czech1940.2
Danish100.0
Dutch790.2
English8591.8
French (except Basque)11630.3
French Canadian170.0
German1,0542.2
Greek200.0
Hungarian1380.3
Irish11,0782.3
Italian1,1762.5
Lithuanian560.1
Norwegian360.1
Polish6591.4
Portuguese540.1
Russian1680.4
Scotch-Irish1670.3
Scottish1800.4
Slovak510.1
Subsaharan African7561.6
Swedish760.2
Swiss100.0
Ukrainian1520.3
United States or American9872.1
Welsh410.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2,4655.2
Other ancestries33,95571.0
(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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