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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Maricopa 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 3,072,149 100.0
      enrolled in school 833,554 100.0   Native 2,630,909 85.6
Nursery school, preschool 51,317 6.2       Born in United States 2,599,097 84.6
Kindergarten 48,084 5.8           State of residence 988,115 32.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 372,311 44.7           Different state 1,610,982 52.4
High school (grades 9-12) 163,929 19.7       Born outside United States 31,812 1.0
College or graduate school 197,913 23.7   Foreign born 441,240 14.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 237,974 7.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 114,048 3.7
  Population 25 years and over 1,934,957 100.0       Not a citizen 327,192 10.7
Less than 9th grade 144,042 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 194,549 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 446,445 23.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 441,240 100.0
Some college, no degree 513,823 26.6   Europe 49,015 11.1
Associate degree 135,217 7.0   Asia 56,891 12.9
Bachelor's degree 332,315 17.2   Africa 6,506 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 168,566 8.7   Oceania 2,150 0.5
        Latin America 309,508 70.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.5 (X)   Northern America 17,170 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,832,694 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,368,786 100.0   English only 2,148,696 75.9
Never married 634,529 26.8   Language other than English 683,998 24.1
Now married, except separated 1,299,581 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 328,035 11.6
Separated 44,576 1.9   Spanish 540,742 19.1
Widowed 131,565 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 280,854 9.9
 Female 105,108 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 70,694 2.5
Divorced 258,535 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,867 0.7
 Female 148,486 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 45,155 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20,221 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,072,149 100.0
           under 18 years 62,960 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,242,715 105.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 25,907 41.1   Arab 12,686 0.4
        Czech¹ 20,231 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 25,163 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,240,811 100.0   Dutch 50,941 1.7
Civilian veterans 307,784 13.7   English 318,286 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 88,804 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21,241 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 502,331 16.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 715,495 100.0   Greek 11,602 0.4
With a disability 56,380 7.9   Hungarian 15,505 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,735,663 100.0   Irish¹ 326,888 10.6
With a disability 314,158 18.1   Italian 154,344 5.0
 Percent employed 60.7 (X)   Lithuanian 6,482 0.2
No disability 1,421,505 81.9   Norwegian 68,009 2.2
 Percent employed 76.4 (X)   Polish 86,303 2.8
     Population 65 years and over 351,120 100.0   Portuguese 7,454 0.2
With a disability 134,454 38.3   Russian 26,926 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 43,462 1.4
        Scottish 60,172 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5,767 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 2,832,694 100.0   Subsaharan African 10,471 0.3
Same house in 1995 1,177,221 41.6   Swedish 60,252 2.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,524,382 53.8   Swiss 10,756 0.4
 Same county 965,603 34.1   Ukrainian 7,221 0.2
 Different county 558,779 19.7   United States or American 141,273 4.6
  Same state 66,720 2.4   Welsh 23,027 0.7
  Different state 492,059 17.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,491 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 131,091 4.6   Other ancestries 1,133,627 36.9
 
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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