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Queens county new york dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school586,090100.0
Nursery school, preschool32,1165.5
Kindergarten30,0605.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8)233,67939.9
High school (grades 9-12)126,12121.5
College or graduate school164,11428.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,509,502100.0
Less than 9th grade170,22211.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma216,95914.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)418,38127.7
Some college, no degree249,68816.5
Associate degree87,3805.8
Bachelor's degree228,41915.1
Graduate or professional degree138,4539.2
Percent high school graduate or higher74.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher24.3(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over1,801,628100.0
Never married585,58632.5
Now married, except separated898,00649.8
Separated60,6813.4
Widowed130,7377.3
Female
108,6296.0
Divorced126,6187.0
Female
79,8094.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years69,317100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren20,98630.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over1,721,611100.0
Civilian veterans101,3985.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years450,507100.0
With a disability38,4258.5
Population 21 to 64 years1,350,442100.0
With a disability336,58024.9
Percent employed
58.5(X)
No disability1,013,86275.1
Percent employed
68.2(X)
Population 65 years and over272,918100.0
With a disability115,58742.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over2,088,870100.0
Same house in 19951,291,23161.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995627,85530.1
Same county
431,99720.7
Different county
195,8589.4
Same state
149,9667.2
Different state
45,8922.2
Elsewhere in 1995169,7848.1
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population2,229,379100.0
Native1,201,04053.9
Born in United States
1,149,98251.6
State of residence
1,014,68245.5
Different state
135,3006.1
Born outside United States
51,0582.3
Foreign born1,028,33946.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
429,29419.3
Naturalized citizen
466,60820.9
Not a citizen
561,73125.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)1,028,312100.0
Europe169,01416.4
Asia331,32332.2
Africa20,1482.0
Oceania5990.1
Latin America504,01249.0
Northern America3,2160.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over2,088,870100.0
English only968,41546.4
Language other than English1,120,45553.6
Speak English less than 'very well
580,36827.8
Spanish
485,04623.2
Speak English less than "very well"
260,34012.5
Other Indo-European languages
361,65817.3
Speak English less than "very well"
160,5257.7
Asian and Pacific Island languages
237,39111.4
Speak English less than "very well"
146,7817.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population2,229,379100.0

Total ancestries reported

2,163,59397.0
Arab16,1650.7
Czech16,6280.3
Danish1,1520.1
Dutch3,2790.1
English20,1150.9
French (except Basque)110,8220.5
French Canadian12,3190.1
German79,0133.5
Greek45,2572.0
Hungarian11,7500.5
Irish1122,1525.5
Italian187,5408.4
Lithuanian4,1640.2
Norwegian2,1990.1
Polish60,1922.7
Portuguese4,7070.2
Russian51,1922.3
Scotch-Irish4,1610.2
Scottish4,9080.2
Slovak1,9560.1
Subsaharan African21,9501.0
Swedish3,0790.1
Swiss1,4840.1
Ukrainian10,3060.5
United States or American61,7942.8
Welsh1,1400.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)136,6286.1
Other ancestries1,287,54157.8
(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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