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Social Statistics

Suffolk county new york dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school387,491100.0
Nursery school, preschool31,6588.2
Kindergarten21,6085.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)173,40944.8
High school (grades 9-12)78,72420.3
College or graduate school82,09221.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over942,401100.0
Less than 9th grade41,0384.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma89,1369.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)294,95331.3
Some college, no degree183,33019.5
Associate degree75,0808.0
Bachelor's degree147,32315.6
Graduate or professional degree111,54111.8
Percent high school graduate or higher86.2(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher27.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over1,105,658100.0
Never married285,73225.8
Now married, except separated644,91858.3
Separated23,5472.1
Widowed75,0476.8
Female
60,5175.5
Divorced76,4146.9
Female
46,3334.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years34,363100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren7,77722.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over1,049,306100.0
Civilian veterans119,91811.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years316,675100.0
With a disability21,2796.7
Population 21 to 64 years831,293100.0
With a disability135,00116.2
Percent employed
59.0(X)
No disability696,29283.8
Percent employed
78.0(X)
Population 65 years and over159,498100.0
With a disability57,80536.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over1,319,377100.0
Same house in 1995854,05564.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995438,84633.3
Same county
295,58922.4
Different county
143,25710.9
Same state
107,9728.2
Different state
35,2852.7
Elsewhere in 199526,4762.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population1,419,369100.0
Native1,260,84488.8
Born in United States
1,238,72587.3
State of residence
1,127,86979.5
Different state
110,8567.8
Born outside United States
22,1191.6
Foreign born158,52511.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
54,9703.9
Naturalized citizen
77,4165.5
Not a citizen
81,1095.7
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)158,525100.0
Europe46,04729.0
Asia31,21119.7
Africa2,6981.7
Oceania3040.2
Latin America76,04048.0
Northern America2,2251.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over1,319,377100.0
English only1,094,24482.9
Language other than English225,13317.1
Speak English less than 'very well
88,4406.7
Spanish
115,6778.8
Speak English less than "very well"
53,9584.1
Other Indo-European languages
83,7736.3
Speak English less than "very well"
24,4141.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
19,9811.5
Speak English less than "very well"
8,6790.7
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population1,419,369100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,756,313123.7
Arab4,7890.3
Czech110,7500.8
Danish4,3480.3
Dutch13,0440.9
English82,6125.8
French (except Basque)126,0551.8
French Canadian17,2930.5
German244,17917.2
Greek18,4191.3
Hungarian11,8780.8
Irish1325,47822.9
Italian408,57228.8
Lithuanian5,7930.4
Norwegian14,9761.1
Polish85,1756.0
Portuguese6,3660.4
Russian35,0022.5
Scotch-Irish12,9040.9
Scottish15,7491.1
Slovak1,7990.1
Subsaharan African5,0920.4
Swedish15,3491.1
Swiss3,0640.2
Ukrainian8,1810.6
United States or American42,4483.0
Welsh3,6040.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)20,6211.5
Other ancestries322,77322.7
(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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