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Somerset county new jersey dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school76,743100.0
Nursery school, preschool8,09610.5
Kindergarten4,2545.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)35,31446.0
High school (grades 9-12)14,45218.8
College or graduate school14,62719.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over204,343100.0
Less than 9th grade8,6844.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma12,6286.2
High school graduate (includes equivalency)43,97221.5
Some college, no degree32,39415.9
Associate degree11,6215.7
Bachelor's degree55,99127.4
Graduate or professional degree39,05319.1
Percent high school graduate or higher89.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher46.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over231,797100.0
Never married55,45823.9
Now married, except separated142,94761.7
Separated3,1131.3
Widowed13,7165.9
Female
11,2654.9
Divorced16,5637.1
Female
10,0704.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years4,965100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,29226.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over221,476100.0
Civilian veterans21,1639.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years60,880100.0
With a disability3,3685.5
Population 21 to 64 years180,421100.0
With a disability20,46411.3
Percent employed
66.7(X)
No disability159,95788.7
Percent employed
80.9(X)
Population 65 years and over30,927100.0
With a disability10,60034.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over275,485100.0
Same house in 1995152,78855.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995110,39040.1
Same county
42,38415.4
Different county
68,00624.7
Same state
45,44916.5
Different state
22,5578.2
Elsewhere in 199512,3074.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population297,490100.0
Native243,55381.9
Born in United States
240,28380.8
State of residence
158,11153.1
Different state
82,17227.6
Born outside United States
3,2701.1
Foreign born53,93718.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
22,9547.7
Naturalized citizen
25,2538.5
Not a citizen
28,6849.6
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)53,937100.0
Europe13,60625.2
Asia19,11735.4
Africa2,7425.1
Oceania900.2
Latin America17,52032.5
Northern America8621.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over275,485100.0
English only212,27177.1
Language other than English63,21422.9
Speak English less than 'very well
24,7059.0
Spanish
22,5938.2
Speak English less than "very well"
12,3474.5
Other Indo-European languages
23,9698.7
Speak English less than "very well"
6,8202.5
Asian and Pacific Island languages
12,9204.7
Speak English less than "very well"
4,4221.6
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population297,490100.0

Total ancestries reported

358,683120.6
Arab2,6840.9
Czech12,7870.9
Danish1,1670.4
Dutch4,7131.6
English20,9797.1
French (except Basque)15,2891.8
French Canadian11,6860.6
German43,11814.5
Greek2,4060.8
Hungarian6,6802.2
Irish146,50815.6
Italian55,61218.7
Lithuanian1,7900.6
Norwegian2,7720.9
Polish28,5659.6
Portuguese2,0240.7
Russian9,1553.1
Scotch-Irish2,7950.9
Scottish5,3001.8
Slovak3,0571.0
Subsaharan African3,0951.0
Swedish2,8200.9
Swiss1,1260.4
Ukrainian4,1761.4
United States or American9,4253.2
Welsh1,6610.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)3,0831.0
Other ancestries84,21028.3
(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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