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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Los Angeles 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 9,519,338 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,931,076 100.0   Native 6,069,894 63.8
Nursery school, preschool 159,024 5.4       Born in United States 5,983,398 62.9
Kindergarten 166,635 5.7           State of residence 4,302,278 45.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,259,161 43.0           Different state 1,681,120 17.7
High school (grades 9-12) 615,942 21.0       Born outside United States 86,496 0.9
College or graduate school 730,314 24.9   Foreign born 3,449,444 36.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,201,034 12.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,311,755 13.8
  Population 25 years and over 5,882,948 100.0       Not a citizen 2,137,689 22.5
Less than 9th grade 955,932 16.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 814,592 13.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,108,314 18.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,449,428 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,174,477 20.0   Europe 194,503 5.6
Associate degree 367,244 6.2   Asia 1,022,289 29.6
Bachelor's degree 945,634 16.1   Africa 43,024 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 516,755 8.8   Oceania 12,560 0.4
        Latin America 2,143,049 62.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.9 (X)   Northern America 34,003 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,791,096 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,252,521 100.0   English only 4,032,614 45.9
Never married 2,472,521 34.1   Language other than English 4,758,482 54.1
Now married, except separated 3,542,359 48.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,542,505 28.9
Separated 226,151 3.1   Spanish 3,330,935 37.9
Widowed 397,823 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,845,364 21.0
 Female 325,375 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 459,392 5.2
Divorced 613,667 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 183,686 2.1
 Female 366,162 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 875,515 10.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 482,637 5.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,519,338 100.0
           under 18 years 308,530 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,621,792 101.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 88,511 28.7   Arab 65,836 0.7
        Czech¹ 24,710 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 32,957 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,855,129 100.0   Dutch 70,376 0.7
Civilian veterans 510,712 7.5   English 422,942 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 142,592 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 27,147 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 548,891 5.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,338,627 100.0   Greek 27,715 0.3
With a disability 181,452 7.8   Hungarian 41,138 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,475,226 100.0   Irish¹ 438,307 4.6
With a disability 1,193,654 21.8   Italian 270,375 2.8
 Percent employed 53.5 (X)   Lithuanian 13,640 0.1
No disability 4,281,572 78.2   Norwegian 69,832 0.7
 Percent employed 69.2 (X)   Polish 122,680 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 893,212 100.0   Portuguese 19,386 0.2
With a disability 399,903 44.8   Russian 146,697 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 72,648 0.8
        Scottish 92,347 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5,248 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 8,791,096 100.0   Subsaharan African 64,546 0.7
Same house in 1995 4,571,423 52.0   Swedish 75,763 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,753,068 42.7   Swiss 16,525 0.2
 Same county 3,136,120 35.7   Ukrainian 22,543 0.2
 Different county 616,948 7.0   United States or American 241,868 2.5
  Same state 329,991 3.8   Welsh 30,985 0.3
  Different state 286,957 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 31,677 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 466,605 5.3   Other ancestries 6,482,421 68.1
 
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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