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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNew York

Social Statistics

New York

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school2,217,245100.0
Nursery school, preschool129,4795.8
Kindergarten117,3125.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)900,47040.6
High school (grades 9-12)476,32021.5
College or graduate school593,66426.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over5,276,946100.0
Less than 9th grade632,59512.0
9th to 12th grade, no diploma830,09515.7
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,289,33524.4
Some college, no degree801,57215.2
Associate degree276,5165.2
Bachelor's degree834,55815.8
Graduate or professional degree612,27511.6
Percent high school graduate or higher72.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher27.4(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over6,376,852100.0
Never married2,395,26237.6
Now married, except separated2,766,61943.4
Separated274,0754.3
Widowed448,5697.0
Female
371,0495.8
Divorced492,3277.7
Female
313,7274.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years229,133100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren83,94636.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over6,075,712100.0
Civilian veterans348,7225.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,717,216100.0
With a disability172,02810.0
Population 21 to 64 years4,779,614100.0
With a disability1,225,90025.6
Percent employed
52.3(X)
No disability3,553,71474.4
Percent employed
67.6(X)
Population 65 years and over901,926100.0
With a disability417,08446.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over7,475,602100.0
Same house in 19954,562,89861.0
Different house in the U.S. in 19952,391,06132.0
Same county
1,566,15621.0
Different county
824,90511.0
Same state
523,6627.0
Different state
301,2434.0
Elsewhere in 1995521,6437.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population8,008,278100.0
Native5,137,24664.1
Born in United States
4,763,11659.5
State of residence
3,964,55149.5
Different state
798,56510.0
Born outside United States
374,1304.7
Foreign born2,871,03235.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,224,52415.3
Naturalized citizen
1,278,68716.0
Not a citizen
1,592,34519.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)2,870,993100.0
Europe557,49219.4
Asia686,59923.9
Africa92,4353.2
Oceania4,9820.2
Latin America1,511,41952.6
Northern America18,0660.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over7,475,602100.0
English only3,920,79752.4
Language other than English3,554,80547.6
Speak English less than 'very well
1,768,97723.7
Spanish
1,832,40224.5
Speak English less than "very well"
921,32412.3
Other Indo-European languages
1,045,70714.0
Speak English less than "very well"
468,7186.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
515,1576.9
Speak English less than "very well"
325,3214.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population8,008,278100.0

Total ancestries reported

7,644,07295.5
Arab70,9650.9
Czech118,8130.2
Danish7,4600.1
Dutch19,4020.2
English124,8211.6
French (except Basque)153,2950.7
French Canadian111,0270.1
German255,5363.2
Greek80,1451.0
Hungarian48,8790.6
Irish1421,6465.3
Italian692,7398.7
Lithuanian13,8470.2
Norwegian23,8490.3
Polish213,4472.7
Portuguese11,3070.1
Russian243,0153.0
Scotch-Irish21,9510.3
Scottish32,0240.4
Slovak6,4590.1
Subsaharan African122,4251.5
Swedish20,6440.3
Swiss8,1080.1
Ukrainian62,6950.8
United States or American238,3853.0
Welsh8,8300.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)549,6646.9
Other ancestries4,262,69453.2
(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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