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Berks county pennsylvania dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school94,301100.0
Nursery school, preschool6,3976.8
Kindergarten5,1865.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)43,90546.6
High school (grades 9-12)20,62821.9
College or graduate school18,18519.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over248,864100.0
Less than 9th grade19,1037.7
9th to 12th grade, no diploma35,54814.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)97,97939.4
Some college, no degree36,04814.5
Associate degree14,1755.7
Bachelor's degree29,95412.0
Graduate or professional degree16,0576.5
Percent high school graduate or higher78.0(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher18.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over297,036100.0
Never married73,56124.8
Now married, except separated170,28257.3
Separated5,9742.0
Widowed21,8927.4
Female
17,0705.7
Divorced25,3278.5
Female
14,3394.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years5,823100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren2,37840.8
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over281,466100.0
Civilian veterans37,75813.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years84,311100.0
With a disability6,1777.3
Population 21 to 64 years208,218100.0
With a disability33,61816.1
Percent employed
59.5(X)
No disability174,60083.9
Percent employed
80.9(X)
Population 65 years and over53,235100.0
With a disability20,65438.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over350,815100.0
Same house in 1995214,21261.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995130,42437.2
Same county
85,67624.4
Different county
44,74812.8
Same state
27,8077.9
Different state
16,9414.8
Elsewhere in 19956,1791.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population373,638100.0
Native357,60695.7
Born in United States
345,71292.5
State of residence
297,57979.6
Different state
48,13312.9
Born outside United States
11,8943.2
Foreign born16,0324.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
6,8531.8
Naturalized citizen
7,1161.9
Not a citizen
8,9162.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)16,032100.0
Europe4,62828.9
Asia2,92718.3
Africa5663.5
Oceania1090.7
Latin America7,35845.9
Northern America4442.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over350,815100.0
English only306,37387.3
Language other than English44,44212.7
Speak English less than 'very well
17,6665.0
Spanish
28,3878.1
Speak English less than "very well"
12,7293.6
Other Indo-European languages
13,1173.7
Speak English less than "very well"
3,4951.0
Asian and Pacific Island languages
2,4370.7
Speak English less than "very well"
1,3000.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population373,638100.0

Total ancestries reported

403,270107.9
Arab5380.1
Czech11,6100.4
Danish5300.1
Dutch11,5023.1
English22,3836.0
French (except Basque)17,0181.9
French Canadian11,0270.3
German132,41035.4
Greek2,1750.6
Hungarian2,2880.6
Irish138,52510.3
Italian32,9168.8
Lithuanian1,7580.5
Norwegian1,0360.3
Polish23,6816.3
Portuguese3180.1
Russian2,5470.7
Scotch-Irish3,3370.9
Scottish4,2571.1
Slovak3,7711.0
Subsaharan African9750.3
Swedish1,9870.5
Swiss3,1020.8
Ukrainian2,9810.8
United States or American20,8725.6
Welsh5,9771.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)7950.2
Other ancestries72,95419.5
(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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