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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alachua 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 217,955 100.0
      enrolled in school 90,184 100.0   Native 202,060 92.7
Nursery school, preschool 4,021 4.5       Born in United States 197,459 90.6
Kindergarten 2,168 2.4           State of residence 104,742 48.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 20,747 23.0           Different state 92,717 42.5
High school (grades 9-12) 9,877 11.0       Born outside United States 4,601 2.1
College or graduate school 53,371 59.2   Foreign born 15,895 7.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8,150 3.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,956 2.7
  Population 25 years and over 123,524 100.0       Not a citizen 9,939 4.6
Less than 9th grade 4,592 3.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,166 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 25,033 20.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 15,895 100.0
Some college, no degree 24,052 19.5   Europe 3,075 19.3
Associate degree 11,878 9.6   Asia 6,319 39.8
Bachelor's degree 24,362 19.7   Africa 772 4.9
Graduate or professional degree 23,441 19.0   Oceania 71 0.4
        Latin America 4,842 30.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.1 (X)   Northern America 816 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 38.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 206,860 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 181,759 100.0   English only 183,049 88.5
Never married 77,090 42.4   Language other than English 23,811 11.5
Now married, except separated 75,559 41.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,361 3.1
Separated 3,325 1.8   Spanish 11,438 5.5
Widowed 8,740 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,705 1.3
 Female 7,286 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 6,278 3.0
Divorced 17,045 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,328 0.6
 Female 10,250 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,159 2.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,113 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 217,955 100.0
           under 18 years 3,143 100.0     Total ancestries reported 219,998 100.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,654 52.6   Arab 1,042 0.5
        Czech¹ 1,030 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 561 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 174,042 100.0   Dutch 3,146 1.4
Civilian veterans 19,584 11.3   English 23,436 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,620 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,860 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 28,907 13.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 56,476 100.0   Greek 975 0.4
With a disability 4,597 8.1   Hungarian 1,118 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 127,614 100.0   Irish¹ 24,442 11.2
With a disability 19,724 15.5   Italian 10,653 4.9
 Percent employed 55.1 (X)   Lithuanian 431 0.2
No disability 107,890 84.5   Norwegian 2,017 0.9
 Percent employed 74.7 (X)   Polish 5,501 2.5
     Population 65 years and over 20,262 100.0   Portuguese 440 0.2
With a disability 8,501 42.0   Russian 2,507 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 5,054 2.3
        Scottish 4,989 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 267 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 206,860 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,458 1.1
Same house in 1995 82,529 39.9   Swedish 2,530 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 117,285 56.7   Swiss 549 0.3
 Same county 48,318 23.4   Ukrainian 630 0.3
 Different county 68,967 33.3   United States or American 15,903 7.3
  Same state 46,436 22.4   Welsh 1,751 0.8
  Different state 22,531 10.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,984 0.9
Elsewhere in 1995 7,046 3.4   Other ancestries 69,197 31.7
 
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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