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Schenectady county new york dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school37,662100.0
Nursery school, preschool2,4106.4
Kindergarten2,1455.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)17,07145.3
High school (grades 9-12)7,65520.3
College or graduate school8,38122.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over99,568100.0
Less than 9th grade4,1504.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma10,98511.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)30,81230.9
Some college, no degree17,60817.7
Associate degree9,7959.8
Bachelor's degree14,50614.6
Graduate or professional degree11,71211.8
Percent high school graduate or higher84.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher26.3(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over116,618100.0
Never married31,00726.6
Now married, except separated61,75053.0
Separated3,4813.0
Widowed9,9078.5
Female
8,0286.9
Divorced10,4739.0
Female
6,2325.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,846100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren72639.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over110,842100.0
Civilian veterans15,11113.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years31,723100.0
With a disability2,7408.6
Population 21 to 64 years80,796100.0
With a disability14,92718.5
Percent employed
56.3(X)
No disability65,86981.5
Percent employed
80.2(X)
Population 65 years and over22,792100.0
With a disability8,14635.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over137,584100.0
Same house in 199584,09161.1
Different house in the U.S. in 199551,37437.3
Same county
31,29922.7
Different county
20,07514.6
Same state
14,66210.7
Different state
5,4133.9
Elsewhere in 19952,1191.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population146,555100.0
Native138,74494.7
Born in United States
137,08793.5
State of residence
117,03179.9
Different state
20,05613.7
Born outside United States
1,6571.1
Foreign born7,8115.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2,4501.7
Naturalized citizen
4,9323.4
Not a citizen
2,8792.0
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)7,811100.0
Europe3,64846.7
Asia2,23728.6
Africa2753.5
Oceania320.4
Latin America1,30516.7
Northern America3144.0
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over137,584100.0
English only123,98490.1
Language other than English13,6009.9
Speak English less than 'very well
4,2583.1
Spanish
3,7562.7
Speak English less than "very well"
1,1230.8
Other Indo-European languages
7,6605.6
Speak English less than "very well"
2,3041.7
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1,4251.0
Speak English less than "very well"
5190.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population146,555100.0

Total ancestries reported

178,110121.5
Arab5960.4
Czech11,1200.8
Danish6270.4
Dutch6,0754.1
English15,20610.4
French (except Basque)19,9966.8
French Canadian13,0212.1
German22,89715.6
Greek6870.5
Hungarian1,2470.9
Irish127,27618.6
Italian32,27022.0
Lithuanian8350.6
Norwegian7230.5
Polish14,61610.0
Portuguese1640.1
Russian1,7971.2
Scotch-Irish1,8951.3
Scottish3,4522.4
Slovak4690.3
Subsaharan African8040.5
Swedish1,4671.0
Swiss4200.3
Ukrainian7080.5
United States or American4,6963.2
Welsh9780.7
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5490.4
Other ancestries23,51916.0
(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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