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Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000  
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data

Geographic Area: New York
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Subject
Number  
Percent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school
5,217,030
100.0%
Nursery school, preschool
331,376
6.4%
Kindergarten
272,504
5.2%
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
2,208,497
42.3%
High school (grades 9-12)
1,103,278
21.1%
College or graduate school
1,301,375
24.9%
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  Population 25 years and over
12,542,536
100.0%
  Less than 9th grade
1,005,805
8.0%
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma
1,620,519
12.9%
  High school graduate (includes equivalency)
3,480,768
27.8%
  Some college, no degree
2,103,404
16.8%
  Associate degree
898,828
7.2%
  Bachelor's degree
1,954,242
15.6%
  Graduate or professional degree
1,478,970
11.8%
  Percent high school graduate or higher
 
79.1%
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher
 
27.4%
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over
15,055,876
100.0%
Never married
4,777,896
31.7%
Now married, except separated
7,535,841
50.1%
Separated
484,640
3.2%
Widowed
1,084,409
7.2%
Female
887,299
5.9%
Divorced
1,173,090
7.8%
Female
7,09,220
4.7%
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years
412,000
100.0%
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren
143,014
34.7%
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over
14,278,716
100.0%
Civilian veterans
1,361,164
9.5%
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years
4,197,977
100.0%
With a disability
370,856
8.8%
Population 21 to 64 years
10,932,732
100.0%
With a disability
2,294,611
21.0%
Percent employed
 
54.1%
No disability
8,638,121
79.0%
Percent employed
 
74.1%
Population 65 years and over
2,333,555
100.0%
With a disability
940,680
40.3%
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over
17,749,110
100.0%
Same house in 1995
10,961,493
61.8%
Different house in the U.S. in 1995
6,066,869
34.2%
Same county
3,876,450
21.8%
Different county
2,190,419
12.3%
Same state
1,463,942
8.2%
Different state
726,477
4.1%
Elsewhere in 1995
720,748
4.1%
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population
18,976,457
100.0%
Native
15,108,324
79.6%
Born in United States
14,589,263
76.9%
State of residence
12,384,940
65.3%
Different state
2,204,323
11.6%
Born outside United States
519,061
2.7%
Foreign born
3,868
133%
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,561,609
8.2%
Naturalized citizen
1,783,744
9.4%
Not a citizen
2,084,389
11.0%
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)
3,868,094
100.0%
Europe
879,307
22.7%
Asia
916,597
23.7%
Africa
116,936
3.0%
Oceania
7,680
0.2%
Latin America
1,891,612
48.9%
Northern America
55,962
1.4%
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over
17,749,110
100.0%
English only
12,786,189
72.0%
Language other than English
4,962,921
28.0%
Speak English less than very well
2,310,256
Spanish
2,416,126
13.6%
Speak English less than very well
1,182,068
Other Indo-European languages
1,654,540
9.3%
Speak English less than very well
663,874
Asian and Pacific Island languages
671,019
3.8%
Speak English less than very well
395,159
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population
18,976,457
100.0%
Total ancestries reported
20,381,381
107.4%
Arab
121,925
0.6%
Czech1
76,820
0.4%
Danish
38,587
0.2%
Dutch
272,904
1.4%
English
1,140,036
6.0%
French (except Basque)1
479,199
2.5%
French Canadian1
151,839
0.8%
German
2,122,620
11.2%
Greek
159,763
0.8%
Hungarian
137,029
0.7%
Irish1
2,454,469
12.9%
Italian
2,737,146
14.4%
Lithuanian
49,083
0.3%
Norwegian
90,524
0.5%
Polish
986,141
5.2%
Portuguese
43,839
0.2%
Russian
460,261
2.4%
Scotch-Irish
138,844
0.7%
Scottish
212,275
1.1%
Slovak
37,863
0.2%
Subsaharan African
166,508
0.9%
Swedish
133,788
0.7%
Swiss
38,721
0.2%
Ukrainian
148,700
0.8%
United States or American
717,234
3.8%
Welsh
85,356
0.4%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)
685,874
3.6%
Other ancestries
6,494,033
34.2%