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Social Statistics

Berkshire county massachusetts dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school34,081100.0
Nursery school, preschool2,3226.8
Kindergarten1,5124.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)14,41442.3
High school (grades 9-12)7,52022.1
College or graduate school8,31324.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over93,339100.0
Less than 9th grade4,3194.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma9,63210.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)31,85534.1
Some college, no degree16,67817.9
Associate degree6,6297.1
Bachelor's degree13,96415.0
Graduate or professional degree10,26211.0
Percent high school graduate or higher85.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher26.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over110,369100.0
Never married28,94726.2
Now married, except separated58,04152.6
Separated2,4822.2
Widowed9,3868.5
Female
7,6917.0
Divorced11,51310.4
Female
6,7836.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,026100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren32231.4
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over104,625100.0
Civilian veterans15,00414.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years28,436100.0
With a disability2,4238.5
Population 21 to 64 years74,380100.0
With a disability13,23617.8
Percent employed
56.4(X)
No disability61,14482.2
Percent employed
81.9(X)
Population 65 years and over22,567100.0
With a disability8,13836.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over127,950100.0
Same house in 199578,70961.5
Different house in the U.S. in 199547,78837.3
Same county
32,47725.4
Different county
15,31112.0
Same state
3,4932.7
Different state
11,8189.2
Elsewhere in 19951,4531.1
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population134,953100.0
Native130,00796.3
Born in United States
128,97195.6
State of residence
93,44169.2
Different state
35,53026.3
Born outside United States
1,0360.8
Foreign born4,9463.7
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,6461.2
Naturalized citizen
2,7402.0
Not a citizen
2,2061.6
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)4,946100.0
Europe2,48950.3
Asia89018.0
Africa1202.4
Oceania330.7
Latin America79516.1
Northern America61912.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over127,950100.0
English only119,75493.6
Language other than English8,1966.4
Speak English less than 'very well
2,2961.8
Spanish
2,0531.6
Speak English less than "very well"
6530.5
Other Indo-European languages
5,2044.1
Speak English less than "very well"
1,3331.0
Asian and Pacific Island languages
6750.5
Speak English less than "very well"
2290.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population134,953100.0

Total ancestries reported

160,093118.6
Arab1,0200.8
Czech14280.3
Danish4570.3
Dutch2,2971.7
English17,86313.2
French (except Basque)118,91014.0
French Canadian17,2005.3
German14,12210.5
Greek8730.6
Hungarian6500.5
Irish127,99020.7
Italian22,71016.8
Lithuanian4380.3
Norwegian6720.5
Polish12,0408.9
Portuguese7340.5
Russian2,1251.6
Scotch-Irish1,8041.3
Scottish3,8722.9
Slovak800.1
Subsaharan African3210.2
Swedish1,5321.1
Swiss4690.3
Ukrainian7810.6
United States or American6,5274.8
Welsh7830.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)3190.2
Other ancestries13,0769.7
(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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