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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bethel Census Area
[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 16,006 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,584 100.0   Native 15,789 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 395 7.1       Born in United States 15,765 98.5
Kindergarten 384 6.9           State of residence 13,829 86.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,152 56.4           Different state 1,936 12.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,278 22.9       Born outside United States 24 0.1
College or graduate school 375 6.7   Foreign born 217 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 64 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 101 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 8,026 100.0       Not a citizen 116 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,427 17.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 903 11.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,098 38.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 217 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,277 15.9   Europe 57 26.3
Associate degree 271 3.4   Asia 120 55.3
Bachelor's degree 660 8.2   Africa 2 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 390 4.9   Oceania 2 0.9
        Latin America 23 10.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.0 (X)   Northern America 13 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,405 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,585 100.0   English only 4,950 34.4
Never married 4,235 40.0   Language other than English 9,455 65.6
Now married, except separated 4,876 46.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,283 29.7
Separated 201 1.9   Spanish 70 0.5
Widowed 510 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.2
 Female 399 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 83 0.6
Divorced 763 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.3
 Female 368 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 168 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 116 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,006 100.0
           under 18 years 774 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,742 92.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 482 62.3   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 18 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 38 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,586 100.0   Dutch 62 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,140 11.9   English 371 2.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 145 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 64 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 485 3.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,524 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 298 5.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,824 100.0   Irish¹ 256 1.6
With a disability 1,740 22.2   Italian 108 0.7
 Percent employed 59.1 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 6,084 77.8   Norwegian 111 0.7
 Percent employed 64.9 (X)   Polish 60 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 841 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 522 62.1   Russian 72 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 32 0.2
        Scottish 119 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,405 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,118 63.3   Swedish 130 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,204 36.1   Swiss 22 0.1
 Same county 3,515 24.4   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 1,689 11.7   United States or American 161 1.0
  Same state 910 6.3   Welsh 23 0.1
  Different state 779 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 83 0.6   Other ancestries 12,419 77.6
 
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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