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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ventura 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 753,197 100.0
      enrolled in school 224,449 100.0   Native 597,284 79.3
Nursery school, preschool 13,484 6.0       Born in United States 589,064 78.2
Kindergarten 12,237 5.5           State of residence 397,990 52.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 100,985 45.0           Different state 191,074 25.4
High school (grades 9-12) 49,298 22.0       Born outside United States 8,220 1.1
College or graduate school 48,445 21.6   Foreign born 155,913 20.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 52,462 7.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 61,540 8.2
  Population 25 years and over 471,756 100.0       Not a citizen 94,373 12.5
Less than 9th grade 49,085 10.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 44,787 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 92,936 19.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 155,906 100.0
Some college, no degree 120,471 25.5   Europe 13,554 8.7
Associate degree 37,341 7.9   Asia 30,607 19.6
Bachelor's degree 82,179 17.4   Africa 1,477 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 44,957 9.5   Oceania 970 0.6
        Latin America 105,260 67.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.1 (X)   Northern America 4,038 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 697,367 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 573,689 100.0   English only 467,351 67.0
Never married 148,440 25.9   Language other than English 230,016 33.0
Now married, except separated 329,877 57.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112,466 16.1
Separated 11,205 2.0   Spanish 182,412 26.2
Widowed 29,511 5.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 95,504 13.7
 Female 23,838 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 18,358 2.6
Divorced 54,656 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,390 0.6
 Female 32,525 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25,412 3.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,353 1.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 753,197 100.0
           under 18 years 20,371 100.0     Total ancestries reported 822,034 109.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,654 27.8   Arab 3,709 0.5
        Czech¹ 3,496 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5,382 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 535,046 100.0   Dutch 11,388 1.5
Civilian veterans 63,430 11.9   English 74,490 9.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 20,815 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,576 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 97,766 13.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 187,294 100.0   Greek 2,916 0.4
With a disability 13,754 7.3   Hungarian 4,545 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 427,298 100.0   Irish¹ 74,890 9.9
With a disability 78,730 18.4   Italian 38,485 5.1
 Percent employed 61.0 (X)   Lithuanian 1,514 0.2
No disability 348,568 81.6   Norwegian 13,789 1.8
 Percent employed 76.2 (X)   Polish 17,347 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 73,487 100.0   Portuguese 2,749 0.4
With a disability 29,164 39.7   Russian 12,231 1.6
        Scotch-Irish 11,445 1.5
        Scottish 14,933 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 687 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 697,367 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,688 0.2
Same house in 1995 360,413 51.7   Swedish 12,925 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 315,048 45.2   Swiss 2,512 0.3
 Same county 201,063 28.8   Ukrainian 1,592 0.2
 Different county 113,985 16.3   United States or American 30,802 4.1
  Same state 80,064 11.5   Welsh 5,791 0.8
  Different state 33,921 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 536 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 21,906 3.1   Other ancestries 349,035 46.3
 
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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