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Norfolk county massachusetts dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school169,601100.0
Nursery school, preschool14,8568.8
Kindergarten8,8575.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8)69,82241.2
High school (grades 9-12)33,83419.9
College or graduate school42,23224.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over452,517100.0
Less than 9th grade11,9562.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma27,5236.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)109,66924.2
Some college, no degree75,23816.6
Associate degree33,7827.5
Bachelor's degree113,41725.1
Graduate or professional degree80,93217.9
Percent high school graduate or higher91.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher42.9(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over521,291100.0
Never married148,18428.4
Now married, except separated293,31956.3
Separated6,7281.3
Widowed36,4287.0
Female
29,7055.7
Divorced36,6327.0
Female
22,6484.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years9,155100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,92421.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over497,636100.0
Civilian veterans57,95111.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years129,819100.0
With a disability8,4076.5
Population 21 to 64 years380,419100.0
With a disability51,43313.5
Percent employed
66.2(X)
No disability328,98686.5
Percent employed
82.6(X)
Population 65 years and over87,809100.0
With a disability29,95234.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over608,488100.0
Same house in 1995378,44062.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995212,22734.9
Same county
101,24816.6
Different county
110,97918.2
Same state
70,53311.6
Different state
40,4466.6
Elsewhere in 199517,8212.9
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population650,308100.0
Native573,57688.2
Born in United States
568,09687.4
State of residence
445,92968.6
Different state
122,16718.8
Born outside United States
5,4800.8
Foreign born76,73211.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
28,2704.3
Naturalized citizen
42,2606.5
Not a citizen
34,4725.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)76,732100.0
Europe26,89335.0
Asia30,28039.5
Africa3,3404.4
Oceania4860.6
Latin America10,89414.2
Northern America4,8396.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over608,488100.0
English only520,48685.5
Language other than English88,00214.5
Speak English less than 'very well
31,6925.2
Spanish
12,2872.0
Speak English less than "very well"
3,4070.6
Other Indo-European languages
42,3257.0
Speak English less than "very well"
12,7562.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
26,9744.4
Speak English less than "very well"
14,0182.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population650,308100.0

Total ancestries reported

755,080116.1
Arab9,0221.4
Czech11,8230.3
Danish1,7450.3
Dutch4,3970.7
English72,07611.1
French (except Basque)125,1343.9
French Canadian119,1772.9
German43,2396.6
Greek8,2491.3
Hungarian2,7040.4
Irish1203,58531.3
Italian97,25315.0
Lithuanian6,7521.0
Norwegian4,7440.7
Polish24,5863.8
Portuguese9,9521.5
Russian19,0382.9
Scotch-Irish12,9192.0
Scottish17,9772.8
Slovak6200.1
Subsaharan African4,5590.7
Swedish13,3482.1
Swiss1,0680.2
Ukrainian2,7440.4
United States or American28,2994.4
Welsh2,4560.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)7,0821.1
Other ancestries110,53217.0
(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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