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Social Statistics for Worcester County, Massachusetts

Worcester county massachusetts dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics





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 https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.


Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school205,456100.0
Nursery school, preschool14,8777.2
Kindergarten11,2345.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)91,43744.5
High school (grades 9-12)41,72420.3
College or graduate school46,18422.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over495,868100.0
Less than 9th grade28,8265.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma53,20010.7
High school graduate (includes equivalency)149,63930.2
Some college, no degree91,63518.5
Associate degree39,0637.9
Bachelor's degree82,64816.7
Graduate or professional degree50,85710.3
Percent high school graduate or higher83.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher26.9(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over589,353100.0
Never married160,99727.3
Now married, except separated321,99054.6
Separated11,5782.0
Widowed40,8556.9
Female
33,0195.6
Divorced53,9339.2
Female
30,9665.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years10,866100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren3,63233.4
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over558,388100.0
Civilian veterans70,79312.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years171,269100.0
With a disability14,6008.5
Population 21 to 64 years425,772100.0
With a disability79,22918.6
Percent employed
59.6(X)
No disability346,54381.4
Percent employed
81.7(X)
Population 65 years and over90,964100.0
With a disability35,46139.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over701,157100.0
Same house in 1995413,55759.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995268,01438.2
Same county
178,76325.5
Different county
89,25112.7
Same state
43,9266.3
Different state
45,3256.5
Elsewhere in 199519,5862.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population750,963100.0
Native691,90092.1
Born in United States
669,90489.2
State of residence
535,62871.3
Different state
134,27617.9
Born outside United States
21,9962.9
Foreign born59,0637.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
25,0653.3
Naturalized citizen
25,3273.4
Not a citizen
33,7364.5
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)59,063100.0
Europe18,18530.8
Asia15,85726.8
Africa4,6777.9
Oceania1490.3
Latin America13,95723.6
Northern America6,23810.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over701,157100.0
English only595,96485.0
Language other than English105,19315.0
Speak English less than 'very well
41,8766.0
Spanish
42,7326.1
Speak English less than "very well"
19,0132.7
Other Indo-European languages
42,7806.1
Speak English less than "very well"
13,9252.0
Asian and Pacific Island languages
13,4721.9
Speak English less than "very well"
7,3451.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population750,963100.0

Total ancestries reported

888,253118.3
Arab5,9410.8
Czech11,6520.2
Danish1,5530.2
Dutch6,3120.8
English85,19711.3
French (except Basque)1111,29314.8
French Canadian159,9588.0
German42,3515.6
Greek8,0521.1
Hungarian1,6440.2
Irish1152,80820.3
Italian100,55413.4
Lithuanian12,1571.6
Norwegian3,5520.5
Polish51,1556.8
Portuguese8,4371.1
Russian6,6330.9
Scotch-Irish10,2521.4
Scottish17,8002.4
Slovak1,4120.2
Subsaharan African5,7620.8
Swedish25,7423.4
Swiss7010.1
Ukrainian1,5030.2
United States or American32,0944.3
Welsh2,5000.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2,5690.3
Other ancestries128,66917.1
(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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