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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ada 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 300,904 100.0
      enrolled in school 81,730 100.0   Native 288,040 95.7
Nursery school, preschool 5,005 6.1       Born in United States 284,868 94.7
Kindergarten 4,344 5.3           State of residence 132,683 44.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 36,592 44.8           Different state 152,185 50.6
High school (grades 9-12) 17,800 21.8       Born outside United States 3,172 1.1
College or graduate school 17,989 22.0   Foreign born 12,864 4.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,639 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,116 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 188,662 100.0       Not a citizen 7,748 2.6
Less than 9th grade 3,917 2.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,460 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 43,535 23.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,864 100.0
Some college, no degree 55,066 29.2   Europe 4,708 36.6
Associate degree 13,864 7.3   Asia 3,521 27.4
Bachelor's degree 40,963 21.7   Africa 285 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 17,857 9.5   Oceania 46 0.4
        Latin America 3,239 25.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.8 (X)   Northern America 1,065 8.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 277,902 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 232,679 100.0   English only 256,116 92.2
Never married 56,100 24.1   Language other than English 21,786 7.8
Now married, except separated 135,290 58.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,128 2.9
Separated 2,510 1.1   Spanish 10,291 3.7
Widowed 10,284 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,498 1.3
 Female 8,514 3.7   Other Indo-European languages 6,962 2.5
Divorced 28,495 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,647 1.0
 Female 16,228 7.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,437 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,689 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 300,904 100.0
           under 18 years 3,364 100.0     Total ancestries reported 328,992 109.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,265 37.6   Arab 616 0.2
        Czech¹ 2,309 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,550 2.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 218,261 100.0   Dutch 7,777 2.6
Civilian veterans 31,261 14.3   English 51,445 17.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,398 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,173 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 62,038 20.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 70,832 100.0   Greek 1,047 0.3
With a disability 5,493 7.8   Hungarian 758 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 174,722 100.0   Irish¹ 35,852 11.9
With a disability 24,752 14.2   Italian 9,830 3.3
 Percent employed 65.0 (X)   Lithuanian 439 0.1
No disability 149,970 85.8   Norwegian 11,826 3.9
 Percent employed 83.3 (X)   Polish 4,336 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 26,127 100.0   Portuguese 896 0.3
With a disability 10,627 40.7   Russian 1,832 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 6,281 2.1
        Scottish 11,149 3.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 296 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 277,902 100.0   Subsaharan African 287 0.1
Same house in 1995 121,490 43.7   Swedish 9,833 3.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 150,757 54.2   Swiss 2,482 0.8
 Same county 82,405 29.7   Ukrainian 809 0.3
 Different county 68,352 24.6   United States or American 23,142 7.7
  Same state 20,952 7.5   Welsh 5,153 1.7
  Different state 47,400 17.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 200 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 5,655 2.0   Other ancestries 59,238 19.7
 
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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