Social Characteristics

Social Characteristics: 2000 Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey

Subject Mount Laurel
Number
Mount Laurel
Percent
Compared to
New Jersey
Percent or Number
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SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 and older in school 9,821 100 2,217,832
Nursery School, Preschool 876 8.9 8.2
Kindergarten 461 4.7 5.5
Elementary School (grades 1-8) 4,557 46.4 44.1
High School (grades 9-12) 2,110 21.5 21.0
College or Graduate School 1,817 18.5 21.2
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 Years and Older 28,924 100 5,657,799
Less than 9th Grade 638 2.2 6.6
9th to 12th no diploma 1,641 5.7 11.3
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 6,978 24.1 29.4
Some College, no degree 5,235 18.1 17.7
Associate degree 2,254 7.8 5.3
Bachelor’s degree 8,111 28.0 18.8
Graduate or Professional degree 4,067 14.1 11.0
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Percent high school graduate or higher 92.1 (x) 82.1
Percent bachelor’s degree or higher 42.1 (x) 29.8
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MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over 32,471 100 6,655,333
Never Married 7,477 23.0 28.1
Now Married, except separated 19,444 59.9 54.6
Separated 658 2.0 2.4
Widowed 2,326 7.2 7.4
Female 1,983 6.1 6.0
Divorced 2,566 7.9 7.5
Female 1,796 302,581 4.5
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GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparents living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 515 100 185,771
Grandparents responsible for children 156 30.3 31.6
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VETERANS STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and older 30,784 100 6,321,650
Civilian veterans 4,149 13.5 10.6
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DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years 7,840 100 1,806,868
With a disability 522 6.7 7.4
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Population 21 to 64 years 23,860 100 4,864,368
With a disability 2,550 10.7 17.4
Percent employed 65.1 (X) 59.4
No Disability 21,310 89.3 82.6
Percent Employed 82.8 (X) 77.0
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Population 65 Years and Over 5,696 100 1,063,982
With a disability 1,728 30.3 38.6
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RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over 37,889 100 7,856,268
Same House in 1995 20,938 55.3 59.8
Different House in the U.S. in 1995 16,347 43.1 36.2
Same County 7,597 20.1 20.7
Different County 8,750 23.1 15.5
Same state 4,204 11.1 8.7
Different state 4,546 12.0 6.8
Elsewhere in 1995 604 1.6 4.0
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NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total Population 40,221 100 8,414,350
Native 37,444 93.1 82.5
Born in United States 37,002 92.0 80.1
State of Residence 16,746 41.6 53.4
Different State 20,256 50.4 26.7
Born Outside the United States 442 1.1 2.4
Foreign Born 2.777 6.9 17.5
Entered 1990 to March 2000 794 2.0 7.3
Naturalized Citizen 1,806 4.5 8.1
Not a citizen 971 2.4 9.4
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REGION OF BIRTH OF FORIEGN BORN
Total (Excluding born at sea) 2,777 100 1,476,327
Europe 934 33.6 23.9
Asia 1,335 48.1 27.8
Africa 77 2.8 4.1
Oceania 6 0.2 0.2
Latin America 312 11.2 43.0
Nortern America 113 4.1 1.1
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LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 Years and Over 37,889 100 7,856,268
English Only 34,297 90.5 74.5
Language other than English 3,592 9.5 25.5
Speak English less than “very well” 1,020 2.7 11.1
Spanish 777 2.1 12.3
Speak English less than “very well” 191 0.5 6.1
Other Indo-European languages 1,690 4.5 8.4
Speak English less than “very well” 378 1.0 3.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages 891 2.4 3.5
Speak English less than “very well” 417 1.1 1.5
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ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total Population 40,221 100 8,414,350
Total ancestries reported 49,433 122.9 113.9
Arab 261 0.6 0.9
Czech 284 0.7 0.5
Danish 63 0.2 0.3
Dutch 360 0.9 1.4
English 4,810 12.0 6.2
French (Except Basque) 850 2.1 1.5
French Canadian 152 0.4 0.4
German 7,638 19.0 12.6
Greek 252 0.6 0.7
Hungarian 501 1.2 1.4
Irish 8,503 21.1 15.9
Italian 7,930 19.7 17.9
Lithuanian 321 0.8 0.4
Norwegian 394 1.0 0.6
Polish 3,083 7.7 6.9
Portuguese 72 0.2 0.9
Russian 1,552 3.9 2.3
Scotch-Irish 530 1.3 0.9
Scottish 649 1.6 1.3
Slovak 340 0.8 0.5
Subsaharan African 70 0.2 0.8
Swedish 416 1.0 0.7
Swiss 152 0.4 0.2
Ukranian 462 1.1 0.9
United States or American 1,134 2.8 3.1
Welsh 288 0.7 0.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 157 0.4 1.4
Other ancestries 8,209 20.4 32.9