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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Miami-Dade 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 2,253,362 100.0
      enrolled in school 643,727 100.0   Native 1,105,597 49.1
Nursery school, preschool 39,440 6.1       Born in United States 1,036,463 46.0
Kindergarten 34,034 5.3           State of residence 666,190 29.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 261,919 40.7           Different state 370,273 16.4
High school (grades 9-12) 147,899 23.0       Born outside United States 69,134 3.1
College or graduate school 160,435 24.9   Foreign born 1,147,765 50.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 416,059 18.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 535,080 23.7
  Population 25 years and over 1,491,789 100.0       Not a citizen 612,685 27.2
Less than 9th grade 219,066 14.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 260,287 17.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 332,997 22.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,147,756 100.0
Some college, no degree 262,157 17.6   Europe 44,067 3.8
Associate degree 93,883 6.3   Asia 28,638 2.5
Bachelor's degree 183,978 12.3   Africa 4,851 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 139,421 9.3   Oceania 373 0.0
        Latin America 1,064,436 92.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.9 (X)   Northern America 5,391 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,108,512 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,789,515 100.0   English only 676,347 32.1
Never married 513,796 28.7   Language other than English 1,432,165 67.9
Now married, except separated 880,820 49.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 731,814 34.7
Separated 64,408 3.6   Spanish 1,248,616 59.2
Widowed 124,103 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 658,721 31.2
 Female 102,796 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 155,369 7.4
Divorced 206,388 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 62,059 2.9
 Female 124,839 7.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16,395 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,789 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,253,362 100.0
           under 18 years 82,318 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,182,595 96.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 27,002 32.8   Arab 14,670 0.7
        Czech¹ 3,163 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,758 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,694,458 100.0   Dutch 6,901 0.3
Civilian veterans 91,555 5.4   English 44,587 2.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 21,715 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,358 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 57,478 2.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 500,532 100.0   Greek 4,835 0.2
With a disability 41,535 8.3   Hungarian 6,451 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,286,009 100.0   Irish¹ 51,094 2.3
With a disability 300,048 23.3   Italian 52,545 2.3
 Percent employed 53.7 (X)   Lithuanian 2,390 0.1
No disability 985,961 76.7   Norwegian 3,960 0.2
 Percent employed 67.9 (X)   Polish 22,028 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 291,165 100.0   Portuguese 5,055 0.2
With a disability 132,409 45.5   Russian 25,811 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 6,950 0.3
        Scottish 9,604 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 690 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 2,108,512 100.0   Subsaharan African 14,001 0.6
Same house in 1995 1,059,057 50.2   Swedish 5,421 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 842,766 40.0   Swiss 1,908 0.1
 Same county 693,888 32.9   Ukrainian 2,864 0.1
 Different county 148,878 7.1   United States or American 89,239 4.0
  Same state 45,963 2.2   Welsh 2,850 0.1
  Different state 102,915 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 160,282 7.1
Elsewhere in 1995 206,689 9.8   Other ancestries 1,560,987 69.3
 
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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