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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alameda 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 1,443,741 100.0
      enrolled in school 417,264 100.0   Native 1,051,085 72.8
Nursery school, preschool 25,497 6.1       Born in United States 1,033,214 71.6
Kindergarten 21,061 5.0           State of residence 703,978 48.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 166,092 39.8           Different state 329,236 22.8
High school (grades 9-12) 77,693 18.6       Born outside United States 17,871 1.2
College or graduate school 126,921 30.4   Foreign born 392,656 27.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 166,013 11.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 169,708 11.8
  Population 25 years and over 953,716 100.0       Not a citizen 222,948 15.4
Less than 9th grade 76,513 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 91,768 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 181,668 19.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 392,656 100.0
Some college, no degree 206,013 21.6   Europe 34,235 8.7
Associate degree 64,800 6.8   Asia 215,344 54.8
Bachelor's degree 202,586 21.2   Africa 8,340 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 130,368 13.7   Oceania 7,380 1.9
        Latin America 121,644 31.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.4 (X)   Northern America 5,713 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,346,666 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,143,040 100.0   English only 850,906 63.2
Never married 367,139 32.1   Language other than English 495,760 36.8
Now married, except separated 574,183 50.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 237,864 17.7
Separated 25,081 2.2   Spanish 192,512 14.3
Widowed 63,880 5.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 102,395 7.6
 Female 51,834 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 85,324 6.3
Divorced 112,757 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26,301 2.0
 Female 67,468 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 204,944 15.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 105,584 7.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,443,741 100.0
           under 18 years 39,933 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,544,845 107.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 11,531 28.9   Arab 7,059 0.5
        Czech¹ 4,794 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9,813 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,088,920 100.0   Dutch 14,164 1.0
Civilian veterans 100,410 9.2   English 95,347 6.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 29,143 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5,567 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 126,991 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 312,905 100.0   Greek 6,122 0.4
With a disability 22,299 7.1   Hungarian 5,055 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 876,793 100.0   Irish¹ 105,978 7.3
With a disability 164,364 18.7   Italian 61,649 4.3
 Percent employed 58.0 (X)   Lithuanian 2,516 0.2
No disability 712,429 81.3   Norwegian 17,864 1.2
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 19,498 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 142,773 100.0   Portuguese 37,906 2.6
With a disability 61,895 43.4   Russian 17,776 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 15,335 1.1
        Scottish 22,585 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,301 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 1,346,666 100.0   Subsaharan African 19,119 1.3
Same house in 1995 683,794 50.8   Swedish 19,405 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 583,115 43.3   Swiss 4,867 0.3
 Same county 338,788 25.2   Ukrainian 2,844 0.2
 Different county 244,327 18.1   United States or American 29,602 2.1
  Same state 175,334 13.0   Welsh 7,677 0.5
  Different state 68,993 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,443 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 79,757 5.9   Other ancestries 851,425 59.0
 
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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