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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Washington County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 18,097 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,562 100.0   Native 18,011 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 276 6.0       Born in United States 17,950 99.2
Kindergarten 245 5.4           State of residence 14,732 81.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,436 53.4           Different state 3,218 17.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,164 25.5       Born outside United States 61 0.3
College or graduate school 441 9.7   Foreign born 86 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 19 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 78 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 11,240 100.0       Not a citizen 8 0.0
Less than 9th grade 1,213 10.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,899 16.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,904 43.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 86 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,742 15.5   Europe 13 15.1
Associate degree 513 4.6   Asia 32 37.2
Bachelor's degree 627 5.6   Africa 24 27.9
Graduate or professional degree 342 3.0   Oceania 6 7.0
        Latin America 11 12.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,759 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,817 100.0   English only 16,429 98.0
Never married 2,935 21.2   Language other than English 330 2.0
Now married, except separated 8,441 61.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.5
Separated 141 1.0   Spanish 186 1.1
Widowed 1,187 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.3
 Female 1,005 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 43 0.3
Divorced 1,113 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
 Female 549 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 46 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,097 100.0
           under 18 years 473 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,171 67.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 317 67.0   Arab 26 0.1
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 24 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,878 100.0   Dutch 35 0.2
Civilian veterans 1,349 10.5   English 616 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 144 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 41 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 330 1.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,723 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 354 7.5   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,718 100.0   Irish¹ 767 4.2
With a disability 2,417 24.9   Italian 47 0.3
 Percent employed 45.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,301 75.1   Norwegian 31 0.2
 Percent employed 68.7 (X)   Polish 0 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,238 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,053 47.1   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 174 1.0
        Scottish 130 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,759 100.0   Subsaharan African 250 1.4
Same house in 1995 12,482 74.5   Swedish 10 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,231 25.2   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,427 14.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,804 10.8   United States or American 3,899 21.5
  Same state 1,181 7.0   Welsh 14 0.1
  Different state 623 3.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 41 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 46 0.3   Other ancestries 5,583 30.9
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (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. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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