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Note: The 2003 American Community Survey universe is limited to the household population and excludes the population living in institutions, college dormitories, and other group quarters.
TABLE 2. SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS
  Estimate Lower
Bound
Upper
Bound
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school
735,979
720,330
751,628
Nursery school, preschool
47,720
42,831
52,609
Kindergarten
33,286
27,312
39,260
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
307,390
300,748
314,032
High school grade (grades 9-12)
151,124
143,029
159,219
College or graduate school
196,459
180,779
212,139
 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over
1,687,045
1,680,384
1,693,706
Less than 9th grade
67,989
56,286
79,692
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
120,276
109,031
131,521
High school graduate (including equivalency)
509,794
490,130
529,458
Some college, no degree
393,125
375,493
410,757
Associate degree
110,917
100,177
121,657
Bachelor's degree
318,898
305,307
332,489
Graduate or professional degree
166,046
148,510
183,582
 
Percent high school graduate or higher
88.8
87.9
89.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher
28.7
27.4
30.1
 
MARITAL STATUS
Males 15 years and over
1,009,769
1,004,516
1,015,022
Never married
282,795
274,662
290,928
Now married, except separated
604,834
593,775
615,893
Separated
10,967
7,433
14,501
Widowed
21,845
19,439
24,251
Divorced
89,328
81,605
97,051
 
Females 15 years and over
1,060,883
1,055,533
1,066,233
Never married
225,564
213,735
237,393
Now married, except separated
597,561
580,318
614,804
Separated
17,575
13,154
21,996
Widowed
102,146
95,597
108,695
Divorced
118,037
110,421
125,653
 
FERTILITY
Number of women 15 to 50 years old who had a birth in the past 12 months
38,913
34,059
43,767
Unmarried women (widowed, divorced, and never married)
9,816
6,963
12,669
Per 1,000 unmarried women
34
24
44
As a percent of all women with a birth
25.2
18.4
32.1
Per 1,000 women 15 to 50 years old
58
51
65
Per 1,000 women 15 to 19 years old
40
17
62
Per 1,000 women 20 to 34 years old
113
100
126
Per 1,000 women 35 to 50 years old
15
9
22
 
GRANDPARENTS
Number of grandparents with own grandchildren under 18 years in households
37,546
31,884
43,208
Responsible for grandchildren
19,798
15,613
23,983
less than 1 year
6,482
4,167
8,797
1 or 2 years
2,777
1,312
4,242
3 or 4 years
4,516
2,484
6,548
5 or more years
6,023
3,482
8,564
 
Characteristics of grandparents responsible for own grandchildren under 18 years
Percent who are female
66.9
60.3
73.6
Percent who are married
69.5
58.7
80.2
Percent who are in labor force
60.5
50.1
71.0
Percent who are in poverty
21.9
11.4
32.5
 
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over
1,948,416
1,938,984
1,957,848
Civilian veterans
237,154
219,067
255,241
 
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years
602,191
595,331
609,051
With a disability
33,680
27,366
39,994
 
Population 21 to 64 years
1,515,346
1,506,387
1,524,305
With a disability
166,730
158,043
175,417
Percent employed
42.2
37.2
47.1
No disability
1,348,616
1,336,405
1,360,827
Percent employed
81.8
80.7
83.0
 
Population 65 years and over
324,146
321,652
326,640
With a disability
132,384
125,043
139,725
 
RESIDENCE 1 YEAR AGO
Population 1 year and over
2,604,510
2,599,965
2,609,055
Same house
2,124,374
2,095,225
2,153,523
Different house in the U.S.
470,224
440,637
499,811
Same county
281,307
254,496
308,118
Different county
188,917
171,422
206,412
Same state
94,146
81,391
106,901
Different state
94,771
80,587
108,955
Abroad
9,912
7,646
12,178
 
PLACE OF BIRTH, CITIZENSHIP, AND YEAR OF ENTRY
Total population
2,641,747
*****
*****
Native
2,497,557
2,486,693
2,508,421
Born in United States
2,475,696
2,460,884
2,490,508
State of residence
1,567,918
1,512,446
1,623,390
Different state
907,778
858,965
956,591
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s)
21,861
14,972
28,750
Foreign born
144,190
133,326
155,054
Naturalized citizen
53,286
46,214
60,358
Not a citizen
90,904
79,680
102,128
Entered 1990 or later
91,690
81,738
101,642
Entered before 1990
52,500
43,711
61,289
 
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Foreign-born population with region of birth reported
144,190
133,326
155,054
Europe
13,792
9,415
18,169
Asia
58,465
52,814
64,116
Africa
8,041
4,641
11,441
Oceania
741
169
1,313
Latin America
59,011
50,643
67,379
Northern America
4,140
1,905
6,375
 
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over
2,450,103
2,445,810
2,454,396
English only
2,248,216
2,234,550
2,261,882
Language other than English
201,887
187,129
216,645
Speak English less than "very well"
84,119
72,875
95,363
Spanish
110,753
99,382
122,124
Speak English less than "very well"
51,125
41,583
60,667
Other Indo-European languages
35,709
28,995
42,423
Speak English less than "very well"
8,898
4,652
13,144
Asian and Pacific Islander languages
45,008
39,984
50,032
Speak English less than "very well"
21,244
16,799
25,689
Other languages
10,417
6,340
14,494
Speak English less than "very well"
2,852
940
4,764
 
ANCESTRY (TOTAL REPORTED)
Total Population
2,641,747
*****
*****
Arab
9,742
5,782
13,702
Czech
29,236
22,514
35,958
Danish
14,115
10,989
17,241
Dutch
68,417
56,480
80,354
English
342,467
313,139
371,795
French (except Basque)
92,398
81,443
103,353
French Canadian
11,891
8,518
15,264
German
891,728
829,899
953,557
Greek
4,930
2,472
7,388
Hungarian
5,824
2,914
8,734
Irish
381,255
354,855
407,655
Italian
47,266
38,736
55,796
Lithuanian
3,084
1,315
4,853
Norwegian
27,880
21,649
34,111
Polish
40,574
33,884
47,264
Portuguese
1,189
224
2,154
Russian
25,007
18,186
31,828
Scotch-Irish
59,221
51,148
67,294
Scottish
52,343
43,733
60,953
Slovak
438
0
896
Subsaharan African
10,739
5,403
16,075
Swedish
65,524
51,949
79,099
Swiss
16,550
11,661
21,439
Ukrainian
1,096
373
1,819
United States or American
196,906
151,147
242,665
Welsh
20,588
16,332
24,844
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups)
2,467
999
3,935
 
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Footnotes

The 2003 American Community Survey universe is limited to the household population and excludes the population living in institutions, college dormitories, and other group quarters. Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate is represented through the use of a confidence interval. The confidence interval computed here is a 90 percent confidence interval and can be interpreted roughly as providing 90 percent certainty that the true number falls between the lower and upper bounds.

Ancestry listed in this table refers to the total number of reports; for example, the estimate given for Russian represents the number of people who listed Russian as either their first or second ancestry. This table lists only the largest ancestry groups; see the Detailed Tables for more categories. Race and Hispanic origin groups are not included in this table because official data for those groups come from the Race and Hispanic origin questions rather than the ancestry question (see Table 1).

1. An '*' entry in the lower and upper bound columns indicates that too few sample observations were available to compute a standard error and thus the lower and upper bounds. A statistical test is not appropriate.
2. An '**' entry in the lower and upper bound columns indicates that no sample observations were available to compute a standard error and thus the lower and upper bounds. A statistical test is not appropriate.
3. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that no sample observations were available to compute an estimate.
4. An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
5. An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
6. An '***' entry in the lower and upper bound columns indicates that the median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
7. An '*****' entry in the lower and upper bound columns indicates that the estimate is controlled. A statistical test is not appropriate.
8. An 'N' entry in the estimate, lower bound, and upper bound columns indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.

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