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Social Statistics

New castle county delaware dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school139,816100.0
Nursery school, preschool10,4117.4
Kindergarten7,0755.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8)57,48841.1
High school (grades 9-12)27,47819.7
College or graduate school37,36426.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over324,810100.0
Less than 9th grade12,6753.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma34,57010.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)96,29429.6
Some college, no degree63,54019.6
Associate degree21,9576.8
Bachelor's degree59,97618.5
Graduate or professional degree35,79811.0
Percent high school graduate or higher85.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher29.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over395,714100.0
Never married116,73329.5
Now married, except separated206,60052.2
Separated7,9072.0
Widowed26,0206.6
Female
21,2045.4
Divorced38,4549.7
Female
22,3245.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years10,752100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4,29840.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over375,472100.0
Civilian veterans46,90812.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years114,770100.0
With a disability9,8618.6
Population 21 to 64 years288,828100.0
With a disability47,12416.3
Percent employed
62.8(X)
No disability241,70483.7
Percent employed
80.8(X)
Population 65 years and over55,400100.0
With a disability20,68837.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over467,203100.0
Same house in 1995258,28555.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995196,93242.2
Same county
127,35627.3
Different county
69,57614.9
Same state
5,6721.2
Different state
63,90413.7
Elsewhere in 199511,9862.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population500,265100.0
Native467,42493.4
Born in United States
459,16991.8
State of residence
244,69148.9
Different state
214,47842.9
Born outside United States
8,2551.7
Foreign born32,8416.6
Entered 1990 to March 2000
15,4353.1
Naturalized citizen
14,2722.9
Not a citizen
18,5693.7
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)32,841100.0
Europe7,45422.7
Asia11,23434.2
Africa1,8045.5
Oceania520.2
Latin America11,19734.1
Northern America1,1003.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over467,203100.0
English only417,42589.3
Language other than English49,77810.7
Speak English less than 'very well
19,7954.2
Spanish
24,4815.2
Speak English less than "very well"
12,0572.6
Other Indo-European languages
15,4373.3
Speak English less than "very well"
3,9380.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
7,4131.6
Speak English less than "very well"
3,2190.7
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population500,265100.0

Total ancestries reported

553,683110.7
Arab1,3900.3
Czech11,6890.3
Danish1,1840.2
Dutch6,7911.4
English57,56411.5
French (except Basque)110,0732.0
French Canadian12,3690.5
German71,77014.3
Greek2,7990.6
Hungarian2,5300.5
Irish191,40118.3
Italian58,03711.6
Lithuanian2,2180.4
Norwegian2,3350.5
Polish32,4076.5
Portuguese6500.1
Russian4,9271.0
Scotch-Irish7,6041.5
Scottish10,0772.0
Slovak1,3480.3
Subsaharan African5,9821.2
Swedish4,6990.9
Swiss1,0510.2
Ukrainian4,2130.8
United States or American19,6073.9
Welsh5,3221.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)3,1480.6
Other ancestries140,49828.1
(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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