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NOTE: Data based on a sample except in P3, P4, H3, and H4. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, definitions, and count corrections see http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/datanotes/expsf3.htm.


Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school51,210100.0
Nursery school, preschool2,4734.8
Kindergarten2,2644.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)18,37835.9
High school (grades 9-12)8,96017.5
College or graduate school19,13537.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over102,787100.0
Less than 9th grade4,0323.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma8,8208.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)28,34427.6
Some college, no degree26,20825.5
Associate degree7,3957.2
Bachelor's degree18,82218.3
Graduate or professional degree9,1668.9
Percent high school graduate or higher87.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher27.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over133,611100.0
Never married39,47629.5
Now married, except separated72,00353.9
Separated1,7251.3
Widowed7,1535.4
Female
5,7414.3
Divorced13,2549.9
Female
7,3725.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,833100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren76942.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over126,511100.0
Civilian veterans16,78613.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years40,611100.0
With a disability2,7986.9
Population 21 to 64 years95,803100.0
With a disability13,67814.3
Percent employed
54.5(X)
No disability82,12585.7
Percent employed
77.4(X)
Population 65 years and over18,737100.0
With a disability7,63040.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over156,441100.0
Same house in 199570,99445.4
Different house in the U.S. in 199581,01051.8
Same county
43,76628.0
Different county
37,24423.8
Same state
21,93214.0
Different state
15,3129.8
Elsewhere in 19954,4372.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population166,814100.0
Native150,47290.2
Born in United States
147,86388.6
State of residence
86,22351.7
Different state
61,64037.0
Born outside United States
2,6091.6
Foreign born16,3429.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
7,0714.2
Naturalized citizen
6,5833.9
Not a citizen
9,7595.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)16,342100.0
Europe4,31726.4
Asia3,65222.3
Africa1500.9
Oceania2181.3
Latin America2,43614.9
Northern America5,56934.1
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over156,441100.0
English only142,02290.8
Language other than English14,4199.2
Speak English less than 'very well
6,0763.9
Spanish
5,6863.6
Speak English less than "very well"
2,5011.6
Other Indo-European languages
5,9323.8
Speak English less than "very well"
2,2431.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
2,2521.4
Speak English less than "very well"
1,1710.7
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population166,814100.0

Total ancestries reported

186,864112.0
Arab4200.3
Czech18410.5
Danish2,1921.3
Dutch13,6488.2
English20,00112.0
French (except Basque)15,4193.2
French Canadian11,6141.0
German31,44418.8
Greek4850.3
Hungarian5820.3
Irish117,74910.6
Italian5,1613.1
Lithuanian2430.1
Norwegian11,9087.1
Polish2,6521.6
Portuguese3850.2
Russian2,3031.4
Scotch-Irish4,2402.5
Scottish6,9784.2
Slovak1240.1
Subsaharan African2930.2
Swedish7,0594.2
Swiss1,0460.6
Ukrainian1,2840.8
United States or American8,8125.3
Welsh1,9631.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1540.1
Other ancestries37,86422.7
(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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