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Fairfield county connecticut dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school233,796100.0
Nursery school, preschool21,0769.0
Kindergarten13,6875.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8)106,26245.5
High school (grades 9-12)47,79020.4
College or graduate school44,98119.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over596,371100.0
Less than 9th grade36,9486.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma56,2879.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)140,26223.5
Some college, no degree91,77515.4
Associate degree33,4255.6
Bachelor's degree137,38323.0
Graduate or professional degree100,29116.8
Percent high school graduate or higher84.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher39.9(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over689,241100.0
Never married182,17026.4
Now married, except separated394,70357.3
Separated10,6931.6
Widowed46,8466.8
Female
38,2835.6
Divorced54,8298.0
Female
33,8794.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years16,009100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4,53128.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over657,075100.0
Civilian veterans67,50210.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years188,130100.0
With a disability12,9806.9
Population 21 to 64 years510,316100.0
With a disability80,32615.7
Percent employed
65.4(X)
No disability429,99084.3
Percent employed
77.9(X)
Population 65 years and over110,665100.0
With a disability38,99335.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over819,251100.0
Same house in 1995469,78457.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995308,22637.6
Same county
204,72025.0
Different county
103,50612.6
Same state
17,0272.1
Different state
86,47910.6
Elsewhere in 199541,2415.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population882,567100.0
Native733,52983.1
Born in United States
707,36380.1
State of residence
399,18445.2
Different state
308,17934.9
Born outside United States
26,1663.0
Foreign born149,03816.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
64,2537.3
Naturalized citizen
62,9537.1
Not a citizen
86,0859.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)149,038100.0
Europe48,81432.8
Asia25,04116.8
Africa3,1452.1
Oceania7510.5
Latin America66,94144.9
Northern America4,3462.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over819,251100.0
English only623,41776.1
Language other than English195,83423.9
Speak English less than 'very well
85,43410.4
Spanish
90,33611.0
Speak English less than "very well"
43,9685.4
Other Indo-European languages
83,07310.1
Speak English less than "very well"
31,8413.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
16,5422.0
Speak English less than "very well"
7,9691.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population882,567100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,020,771115.7
Arab5,2580.6
Czech17,2570.8
Danish4,1270.5
Dutch8,1400.9
English79,7099.0
French (except Basque)122,3122.5
French Canadian19,4661.1
German89,25510.1
Greek10,3401.2
Hungarian19,0962.2
Irish1141,52716.0
Italian159,78518.1
Lithuanian4,4180.5
Norwegian7,3010.8
Polish52,9306.0
Portuguese13,5471.5
Russian22,8392.6
Scotch-Irish9,8511.1
Scottish16,6051.9
Slovak12,1591.4
Subsaharan African4,6340.5
Swedish13,3681.5
Swiss3,0510.3
Ukrainian5,4550.6
United States or American30,5543.5
Welsh4,2270.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)21,0062.4
Other ancestries242,55427.5
(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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