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Social Statistics for Union County, New Jersey

Union county new jersey dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics






Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school136,230100.0
Nursery school, preschool11,2428.3
Kindergarten7,7875.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)60,22344.2
High school (grades 9-12)28,76221.1
College or graduate school28,21620.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over351,903100.0
Less than 9th grade30,8358.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma42,06412.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)104,43129.7
Some college, no degree57,53416.3
Associate degree16,8154.8
Bachelor's degree61,76017.6
Graduate or professional degree38,46410.9
Percent high school graduate or higher79.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher28.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over412,092100.0
Never married120,12829.2
Now married, except separated220,13553.4
Separated10,7002.6
Widowed31,8217.7
Female
25,7176.2
Divorced29,3087.1
Female
18,3594.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years13,620100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4,57633.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over392,972100.0
Civilian veterans37,2539.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years110,432100.0
With a disability7,7007.0
Population 21 to 64 years301,411100.0
With a disability52,83017.5
Percent employed
61.3(X)
No disability248,58182.5
Percent employed
76.4(X)
Population 65 years and over69,289100.0
With a disability26,67738.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over486,355100.0
Same house in 1995295,64460.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995166,30334.2
Same county
96,35119.8
Different county
69,95214.4
Same state
46,0139.5
Different state
23,9394.9
Elsewhere in 199524,4085.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population522,541100.0
Native391,62574.9
Born in United States
378,54672.4
State of residence
276,89753.0
Different state
101,64919.5
Born outside United States
13,0792.5
Foreign born130,91625.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
51,8939.9
Naturalized citizen
58,82611.3
Not a citizen
72,09013.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)130,916100.0
Europe35,40227.0
Asia16,01412.2
Africa4,3953.4
Oceania1500.1
Latin America73,86256.4
Northern America1,0930.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over486,355100.0
English only315,01964.8
Language other than English171,33635.2
Speak English less than 'very well
80,88816.6
Spanish
92,91019.1
Speak English less than "very well"
50,06910.3
Other Indo-European languages
62,12812.8
Speak English less than "very well"
25,2235.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
10,5792.2
Speak English less than "very well"
3,9730.8
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population522,541100.0

Total ancestries reported

565,614108.2
Arab3,0080.6
Czech12,8630.5
Danish1,1180.2
Dutch3,6090.7
English20,3323.9
French (except Basque)14,5350.9
French Canadian11,2140.2
German46,2418.8
Greek3,4540.7
Hungarian5,2941.0
Irish157,97411.1
Italian70,91413.6
Lithuanian3,0040.6
Norwegian1,9800.4
Polish39,6687.6
Portuguese16,8303.2
Russian11,0722.1
Scotch-Irish3,2180.6
Scottish4,9430.9
Slovak4,0710.8
Subsaharan African6,1251.2
Swedish2,3790.5
Swiss8900.2
Ukrainian5,9561.1
United States or American14,4282.8
Welsh1,5570.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)15,4923.0
Other ancestries213,44540.8
(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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