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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Santa Clara 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 1,682,585 100.0
      enrolled in school 476,333 100.0   Native 1,109,455 65.9
Nursery school, preschool 29,169 6.1       Born in United States 1,089,436 64.7
Kindergarten 25,694 5.4           State of residence 737,130 43.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 187,383 39.3           Different state 352,306 20.9
High school (grades 9-12) 92,486 19.4       Born outside United States 20,019 1.2
College or graduate school 141,601 29.7   Foreign born 573,130 34.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 265,212 15.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 235,952 14.0
  Population 25 years and over 1,113,058 100.0       Not a citizen 337,178 20.0
Less than 9th grade 89,390 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 95,410 8.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 176,926 15.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 573,118 100.0
Some college, no degree 218,645 19.6   Europe 57,452 10.0
Associate degree 82,148 7.4   Asia 328,431 57.3
Bachelor's degree 267,449 24.0   Africa 8,699 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 183,090 16.4   Oceania 3,903 0.7
        Latin America 165,113 28.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.4 (X)   Northern America 9,520 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 40.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,564,068 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,329,650 100.0   English only 854,337 54.6
Never married 401,293 30.2   Language other than English 709,731 45.4
Now married, except separated 728,986 54.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 343,320 22.0
Separated 23,392 1.8   Spanish 275,439 17.6
Widowed 62,320 4.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 142,627 9.1
 Female 51,383 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 112,351 7.2
Divorced 113,659 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33,396 2.1
 Female 66,069 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 304,332 19.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 162,031 10.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,682,585 100.0
           under 18 years 46,541 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,792,071 106.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 11,912 25.6   Arab 9,063 0.5
        Czech¹ 6,021 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10,776 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,266,214 100.0   Dutch 17,043 1.0
Civilian veterans 105,834 8.4   English 121,865 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 37,086 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6,844 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 155,601 9.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 361,012 100.0   Greek 7,972 0.5
With a disability 23,564 6.5   Hungarian 5,915 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,036,877 100.0   Irish¹ 120,194 7.1
With a disability 170,555 16.4   Italian 87,487 5.2
 Percent employed 63.1 (X)   Lithuanian 2,401 0.1
No disability 866,322 83.6   Norwegian 21,137 1.3
 Percent employed 77.1 (X)   Polish 25,786 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 154,328 100.0   Portuguese 29,138 1.7
With a disability 60,610 39.3   Russian 20,705 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 17,968 1.1
        Scottish 27,508 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,647 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 1,564,068 100.0   Subsaharan African 8,500 0.5
Same house in 1995 800,247 51.2   Swedish 23,157 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 639,028 40.9   Swiss 7,177 0.4
 Same county 437,889 28.0   Ukrainian 4,048 0.2
 Different county 201,139 12.9   United States or American 37,929 2.3
  Same state 118,895 7.6   Welsh 8,890 0.5
  Different state 82,244 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,586 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 124,793 8.0   Other ancestries 968,627 57.6
 
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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