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Luzerne county pennsylvania dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school73,449100.0
Nursery school, preschool4,3535.9
Kindergarten3,6264.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8)31,95443.5
High school (grades 9-12)17,59824.0
College or graduate school15,91821.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over226,374100.0
Less than 9th grade13,3365.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma29,55413.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)93,74941.4
Some college, no degree37,15816.4
Associate degree15,5416.9
Bachelor's degree23,52010.4
Graduate or professional degree13,5166.0
Percent high school graduate or higher81.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher16.4(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over264,450100.0
Never married70,66226.7
Now married, except separated138,18352.3
Separated5,5582.1
Widowed28,91510.9
Female
23,5128.9
Divorced21,1328.0
Female
11,4284.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years4,283100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,88744.1
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over252,009100.0
Civilian veterans40,01615.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years63,469100.0
With a disability5,4318.6
Population 21 to 64 years172,822100.0
With a disability34,58320.0
Percent employed
54.0(X)
No disability138,23980.0
Percent employed
78.8(X)
Population 65 years and over58,755100.0
With a disability25,65843.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over303,358100.0
Same house in 1995209,57669.1
Different house in the U.S. in 199592,30830.4
Same county
67,73122.3
Different county
24,5778.1
Same state
14,3974.7
Different state
10,1803.4
Elsewhere in 19951,4740.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population319,250100.0
Native313,07998.1
Born in United States
311,45797.6
State of residence
274,84486.1
Different state
36,61311.5
Born outside United States
1,6220.5
Foreign born6,1711.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2,2000.7
Naturalized citizen
3,7311.2
Not a citizen
2,4400.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)6,171100.0
Europe3,04549.3
Asia1,47924.0
Africa2153.5
Oceania340.6
Latin America1,15418.7
Northern America2444.0
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over303,358100.0
English only287,77894.9
Language other than English15,5805.1
Speak English less than 'very well
4,7231.6
Spanish
4,1961.4
Speak English less than "very well"
1,6640.5
Other Indo-European languages
10,0343.3
Speak English less than "very well"
2,5330.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
7580.2
Speak English less than "very well"
3670.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population319,250100.0

Total ancestries reported

385,991120.9
Arab3,0391.0
Czech12,0050.6
Danish1990.1
Dutch10,0053.1
English20,9906.6
French (except Basque)13,4121.1
French Canadian14770.1
German52,56716.5
Greek2,0150.6
Hungarian1,8370.6
Irish155,72917.5
Italian50,70215.9
Lithuanian11,4213.6
Norwegian4450.1
Polish76,29023.9
Portuguese2280.1
Russian9,3872.9
Scotch-Irish1,7010.5
Scottish2,8890.9
Slovak21,5836.8
Subsaharan African3300.1
Swedish1,1710.4
Swiss2770.1
Ukrainian4,7401.5
United States or American10,3213.2
Welsh17,2775.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1310.0
Other ancestries24,8237.8
(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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