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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbia 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 56,513 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,898 100.0   Native 55,197 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 811 5.8       Born in United States 54,624 96.7
Kindergarten 745 5.4           State of residence 32,726 57.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,927 49.8           Different state 21,898 38.7
High school (grades 9-12) 3,541 25.5       Born outside United States 573 1.0
College or graduate school 1,874 13.5   Foreign born 1,316 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 405 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 779 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 36,880 100.0       Not a citizen 537 1.0
Less than 9th grade 2,499 6.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,834 18.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,875 34.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,316 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,128 22.0   Europe 322 24.5
Associate degree 2,516 6.8   Asia 316 24.0
Bachelor's degree 2,545 6.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,483 4.0   Oceania 59 4.5
        Latin America 482 36.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.7 (X)   Northern America 137 10.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 52,904 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 44,824 100.0   English only 50,221 94.9
Never married 9,988 22.3   Language other than English 2,683 5.1
Now married, except separated 24,430 54.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 991 1.9
Separated 1,151 2.6   Spanish 1,640 3.1
Widowed 3,458 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 707 1.3
 Female 2,669 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 702 1.3
Divorced 5,797 12.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 164 0.3
 Female 2,941 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 263 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 110 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 56,513 100.0
           under 18 years 1,502 100.0     Total ancestries reported 46,538 82.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 907 60.4   Arab 17 0.0
        Czech¹ 78 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 52 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,173 100.0   Dutch 620 1.1
Civilian veterans 8,064 19.1   English 5,136 9.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,206 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 223 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,070 9.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,874 100.0   Greek 59 0.1
With a disability 1,382 10.7   Hungarian 114 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,881 100.0   Irish¹ 5,093 9.0
With a disability 8,355 28.0   Italian 1,389 2.5
 Percent employed 47.9 (X)   Lithuanian 47 0.1
No disability 21,526 72.0   Norwegian 245 0.4
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 506 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 7,422 100.0   Portuguese 96 0.2
With a disability 3,687 49.7   Russian 85 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,000 1.8
        Scottish 700 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 43 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 52,904 100.0   Subsaharan African 268 0.5
Same house in 1995 28,023 53.0   Swedish 278 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 24,393 46.1   Swiss 84 0.1
 Same county 10,641 20.1   Ukrainian 21 0.0
 Different county 13,752 26.0   United States or American 9,952 17.6
  Same state 8,763 16.6   Welsh 268 0.5
  Different state 4,989 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 110 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 488 0.9   Other ancestries 13,778 24.4
 
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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