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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mason 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 16,800 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,816 100.0   Native 16,568 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 216 5.7       Born in United States 16,562 98.6
Kindergarten 243 6.4           State of residence 13,313 79.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,858 48.7           Different state 3,249 19.3
High school (grades 9-12) 901 23.6       Born outside United States 6 0.0
College or graduate school 598 15.7   Foreign born 232 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 173 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 43 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 11,372 100.0       Not a citizen 189 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,147 10.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,884 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,076 35.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 232 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,877 16.5   Europe 68 29.3
Associate degree 751 6.6   Asia 97 41.8
Bachelor's degree 968 8.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 669 5.9   Oceania 5 2.2
        Latin America 62 26.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,731 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,424 100.0   English only 15,292 97.2
Never married 2,530 18.8   Language other than English 439 2.8
Now married, except separated 7,871 58.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 143 0.9
Separated 263 2.0   Spanish 179 1.1
Widowed 1,365 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.4
 Female 1,125 8.4   Other Indo-European languages 165 1.0
Divorced 1,395 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.2
 Female 735 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 95 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,800 100.0
           under 18 years 293 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,319 79.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 140 47.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,729 100.0   Dutch 171 1.0
Civilian veterans 1,577 12.4   English 1,760 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 178 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 54 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,228 13.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,612 100.0   Greek 38 0.2
With a disability 295 8.2   Hungarian 14 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,420 100.0   Irish¹ 1,867 11.1
With a disability 2,395 25.4   Italian 217 1.3
 Percent employed 54.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,025 74.6   Norwegian 22 0.1
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 61 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,387 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.1
With a disability 1,089 45.6   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 273 1.6
        Scottish 261 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 20 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 15,731 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,287 59.0   Swedish 39 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,314 40.1   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 3,828 24.3   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 2,486 15.8   United States or American 3,319 19.8
  Same state 1,453 9.2   Welsh 29 0.2
  Different state 1,033 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 130 0.8   Other ancestries 2,714 16.2
 
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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