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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Palm Beach 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 1,131,184 100.0
      enrolled in school 254,671 100.0   Native 934,332 82.6
Nursery school, preschool 20,666 8.1       Born in United States 911,156 80.5
Kindergarten 13,462 5.3           State of residence 291,602 25.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 114,150 44.8           Different state 619,554 54.8
High school (grades 9-12) 56,329 22.1       Born outside United States 23,176 2.0
College or graduate school 50,064 19.7   Foreign born 196,852 17.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 81,788 7.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 83,681 7.4
  Population 25 years and over 817,899 100.0       Not a citizen 113,171 10.0
Less than 9th grade 44,985 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 89,361 10.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 219,805 26.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 196,852 100.0
Some college, no degree 182,836 22.4   Europe 39,741 20.2
Associate degree 54,297 6.6   Asia 16,961 8.6
Bachelor's degree 143,872 17.6   Africa 3,230 1.6
Graduate or professional degree 82,743 10.1   Oceania 382 0.2
        Latin America 126,290 64.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.6 (X)   Northern America 10,248 5.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,069,257 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 930,228 100.0   English only 837,066 78.3
Never married 201,137 21.6   Language other than English 232,191 21.7
Now married, except separated 522,059 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 103,824 9.7
Separated 18,915 2.0   Spanish 127,084 11.9
Widowed 88,089 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 62,359 5.8
 Female 70,340 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 85,054 8.0
Divorced 100,028 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33,266 3.1
 Female 58,197 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9,962 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,735 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,131,184 100.0
           under 18 years 18,396 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,185,277 104.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 7,761 42.2   Arab 6,630 0.6
        Czech¹ 5,480 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,768 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 891,567 100.0   Dutch 14,398 1.3
Civilian veterans 134,476 15.1   English 90,910 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 30,002 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9,232 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 130,288 11.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 210,655 100.0   Greek 7,434 0.7
With a disability 17,199 8.2   Hungarian 12,864 1.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 590,092 100.0   Irish¹ 119,547 10.6
With a disability 117,932 20.0   Italian 106,774 9.4
 Percent employed 62.7 (X)   Lithuanian 4,514 0.4
No disability 472,160 80.0   Norwegian 7,200 0.6
 Percent employed 74.7 (X)   Polish 50,587 4.5
     Population 65 years and over 256,399 100.0   Portuguese 4,119 0.4
With a disability 89,047 34.7   Russian 48,767 4.3
        Scotch-Irish 13,362 1.2
        Scottish 18,089 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,225 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 1,069,257 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,975 0.4
Same house in 1995 528,923 49.5   Swedish 11,076 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 493,628 46.2   Swiss 2,337 0.2
 Same county 277,655 26.0   Ukrainian 5,154 0.5
 Different county 215,973 20.2   United States or American 74,801 6.6
  Same state 77,803 7.3   Welsh 5,954 0.5
  Different state 138,170 12.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 50,920 4.5
Elsewhere in 1995 46,706 4.4   Other ancestries 344,870 30.5
 
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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