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Social Statistics

Rensselaer county new york dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school42,526100.0
Nursery school, preschool2,5796.1
Kindergarten2,2025.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8)17,73341.7
High school (grades 9-12)7,90518.6
College or graduate school12,10728.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over100,233100.0
Less than 9th grade4,9594.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma10,17310.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)32,54532.5
Some college, no degree18,26518.2
Associate degree10,49810.5
Bachelor's degree13,22313.2
Graduate or professional degree10,57010.5
Percent high school graduate or higher84.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher23.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over121,797100.0
Never married34,87628.6
Now married, except separated64,06252.6
Separated3,3232.7
Widowed8,9517.3
Female
7,1135.8
Divorced10,5858.7
Female
5,9594.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years2,022100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren76838.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over115,500100.0
Civilian veterans15,62813.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years34,891100.0
With a disability3,1048.9
Population 21 to 64 years87,107100.0
With a disability15,32917.6
Percent employed
60.1(X)
No disability71,77882.4
Percent employed
81.4(X)
Population 65 years and over19,265100.0
With a disability7,19237.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over143,234100.0
Same house in 199589,95362.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199551,36135.9
Same county
29,02420.3
Different county
22,33715.6
Same state
15,94411.1
Different state
6,3934.5
Elsewhere in 19951,9201.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population152,538100.0
Native146,82996.3
Born in United States
145,54595.4
State of residence
122,09380.0
Different state
23,45215.4
Born outside United States
1,2840.8
Foreign born5,7093.7
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2,3341.5
Naturalized citizen
2,9631.9
Not a citizen
2,7461.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)5,709100.0
Europe2,10236.8
Asia2,25539.5
Africa2093.7
Oceania210.4
Latin America79213.9
Northern America3305.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over143,234100.0
English only133,07092.9
Language other than English10,1647.1
Speak English less than 'very well
3,3832.4
Spanish
2,8182.0
Speak English less than "very well"
8830.6
Other Indo-European languages
5,1363.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1,2250.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1,6801.2
Speak English less than "very well"
1,0490.7
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population152,538100.0

Total ancestries reported

182,919119.9
Arab7490.5
Czech14780.3
Danish9540.6
Dutch6,2554.1
English16,29110.7
French (except Basque)113,9589.2
French Canadian14,0772.7
German27,78818.2
Greek7540.5
Hungarian6370.4
Irish139,87826.1
Italian22,48614.7
Lithuanian7980.5
Norwegian8790.6
Polish8,9955.9
Portuguese1610.1
Russian1,8411.2
Scotch-Irish1,9601.3
Scottish2,8961.9
Slovak2250.1
Subsaharan African3810.2
Swedish1,0680.7
Swiss2610.2
Ukrainian1,9391.3
United States or American6,6384.4
Welsh1,0600.7
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)6280.4
Other ancestries18,88412.4
(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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