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Social Statistics for Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Suffolk county massachusetts dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school209,914100.0
Nursery school, preschool8,2853.9
Kindergarten9,2464.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)66,17531.5
High school (grades 9-12)34,94816.6
College or graduate school91,26043.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over446,504100.0
Less than 9th grade42,3249.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma55,28612.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)114,91925.7
Some college, no degree66,45814.9
Associate degree22,6075.1
Bachelor's degree83,80218.8
Graduate or professional degree61,10813.7
Percent high school graduate or higher78.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher32.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over572,064100.0
Never married275,91948.2
Now married, except separated201,03935.1
Separated17,3813.0
Widowed35,2086.2
Female
28,5855.0
Divorced42,5177.4
Female
25,3224.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years14,158100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4,80934.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over550,923100.0
Civilian veterans38,5557.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years142,381100.0
With a disability15,22410.7
Population 21 to 64 years428,095100.0
With a disability97,39722.8
Percent employed
54.2(X)
No disability330,69877.2
Percent employed
74.3(X)
Population 65 years and over71,316100.0
With a disability32,89346.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over651,708100.0
Same house in 1995321,40749.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995281,30043.2
Same county
145,56122.3
Different county
135,73920.8
Same state
59,1549.1
Different state
76,58511.8
Elsewhere in 199549,0017.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population689,807100.0
Native513,77674.5
Born in United States
490,77171.1
State of residence
344,18249.9
Different state
146,58921.3
Born outside United States
23,0053.3
Foreign born176,03125.5
Entered 1990 to March 2000
86,40812.5
Naturalized citizen
63,4509.2
Not a citizen
112,58116.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)176,026100.0
Europe31,66818.0
Asia40,10922.8
Africa15,1958.6
Oceania3820.2
Latin America85,62548.6
Northern America3,0471.7
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over651,708100.0
English only431,44866.2
Language other than English220,26033.8
Speak English less than 'very well
108,31116.6
Spanish
94,48014.5
Speak English less than "very well"
46,2297.1
Other Indo-European languages
77,98012.0
Speak English less than "very well"
34,2275.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
38,1765.9
Speak English less than "very well"
24,2393.7
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population689,807100.0

Total ancestries reported

689,07299.9
Arab7,1191.0
Czech11,2590.2
Danish1,0530.2
Dutch2,7030.4
English31,3364.5
French (except Basque)113,6742.0
French Canadian19,3431.4
German26,9603.9
Greek5,9990.9
Hungarian1,2990.2
Irish1110,16316.0
Italian75,27910.9
Lithuanian3,1770.5
Norwegian2,4980.4
Polish16,4452.4
Portuguese5,8500.8
Russian11,2251.6
Scotch-Irish6,1150.9
Scottish8,5821.2
Slovak3740.1
Subsaharan African22,4133.2
Swedish4,8190.7
Swiss9460.1
Ukrainian2,5120.4
United States or American23,0853.3
Welsh1,6890.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)38,5235.6
Other ancestries254,63236.9
(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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