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Middlesex county massachusetts dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






NOTE: Data based on a sample except in P3, P4, H3, and H4. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, definitions, and count corrections see http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/datanotes/expsf3.htm.


Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school391,638100.0
Nursery school, preschool30,8067.9
Kindergarten18,1984.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)151,07638.6
High school (grades 9-12)70,47718.0
College or graduate school121,08130.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,006,497100.0
Less than 9th grade43,5644.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma72,5027.2
High school graduate (includes equivalency)235,36923.4
Some college, no degree152,58515.2
Associate degree63,7446.3
Bachelor's degree236,56823.5
Graduate or professional degree202,16520.1
Percent high school graduate or higher88.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher43.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over1,187,064100.0
Never married379,07531.9
Now married, except separated630,16353.1
Separated17,8811.5
Widowed73,7656.2
Female
59,9625.1
Divorced86,1807.3
Female
53,3404.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years20,008100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4,51322.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over1,135,712100.0
Civilian veterans113,89210.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years291,862100.0
With a disability21,6297.4
Population 21 to 64 years887,357100.0
With a disability132,81415.0
Percent employed
64.3(X)
No disability754,54385.0
Percent employed
82.0(X)
Population 65 years and over176,597100.0
With a disability62,60635.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over1,373,758100.0
Same house in 1995795,06657.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995514,54237.5
Same county
300,29621.9
Different county
214,24615.6
Same state
90,6466.6
Different state
123,6009.0
Elsewhere in 199564,1504.7
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population1,465,396100.0
Native1,241,93184.8
Born in United States
1,219,28983.2
State of residence
906,86961.9
Different state
312,42021.3
Born outside United States
22,6421.5
Foreign born223,46515.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
98,3196.7
Naturalized citizen
91,9786.3
Not a citizen
131,4879.0
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)223,465100.0
Europe65,52829.3
Asia76,61134.3
Africa10,0454.5
Oceania8520.4
Latin America58,01126.0
Northern America12,4185.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over1,373,758100.0
English only1,093,22779.6
Language other than English280,53120.4
Speak English less than 'very well
109,7008.0
Spanish
59,1604.3
Speak English less than "very well"
24,4021.8
Other Indo-European languages
147,99410.8
Speak English less than "very well"
54,1653.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
61,3044.5
Speak English less than "very well"
28,3742.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population1,465,396100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,713,900117.0
Arab11,4090.8
Czech14,1610.3
Danish5,0200.3
Dutch10,5280.7
English166,45411.4
French (except Basque)183,8455.7
French Canadian162,7874.3
German94,0256.4
Greek23,9171.6
Hungarian5,8980.4
Irish1349,65023.9
Italian245,37116.7
Lithuanian9,5300.7
Norwegian9,8820.7
Polish53,6493.7
Portuguese39,2532.7
Russian37,4342.6
Scotch-Irish25,3681.7
Scottish38,9732.7
Slovak1,8400.1
Subsaharan African10,9210.7
Swedish24,5101.7
Swiss3,2920.2
Ukrainian6,0240.4
United States or American52,8383.6
Welsh6,1100.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)17,6001.2
Other ancestries313,61121.4
(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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