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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Anne Arundel 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 489,656 100.0
      enrolled in school 131,201 100.0   Native 466,445 95.3
Nursery school, preschool 8,523 6.5       Born in United States 457,345 93.4
Kindergarten 6,962 5.3           State of residence 258,379 52.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 57,500 43.8           Different state 198,966 40.6
High school (grades 9-12) 28,860 22.0       Born outside United States 9,100 1.9
College or graduate school 29,356 22.4   Foreign born 23,211 4.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7,873 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 12,441 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 326,999 100.0       Not a citizen 10,770 2.2
Less than 9th grade 12,038 3.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 32,285 9.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 91,307 27.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 23,211 100.0
Some college, no degree 71,485 21.9   Europe 6,371 27.4
Associate degree 19,806 6.1   Asia 8,995 38.8
Bachelor's degree 62,371 19.1   Africa 1,076 4.6
Graduate or professional degree 37,707 11.5   Oceania 245 1.1
        Latin America 5,559 23.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.4 (X)   Northern America 965 4.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 30.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 456,969 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 386,366 100.0   English only 423,447 92.7
Never married 95,041 24.6   Language other than English 33,522 7.3
Now married, except separated 223,296 57.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,416 2.5
Separated 10,552 2.7   Spanish 12,717 2.8
Widowed 22,318 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,857 1.1
 Female 17,561 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 11,860 2.6
Divorced 35,159 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,619 0.6
 Female 20,340 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,517 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,666 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 489,656 100.0
           under 18 years 10,295 100.0     Total ancestries reported 538,784 110.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,077 39.6   Arab 1,332 0.3
        Czech¹ 3,336 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,707 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 355,006 100.0   Dutch 7,355 1.5
Civilian veterans 61,473 17.3   English 61,648 12.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,246 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,604 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 103,193 21.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 104,813 100.0   Greek 2,879 0.6
With a disability 8,028 7.7   Hungarian 3,302 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 284,800 100.0   Irish¹ 83,488 17.1
With a disability 41,771 14.7   Italian 34,463 7.0
 Percent employed 66.5 (X)   Lithuanian 2,303 0.5
No disability 243,029 85.3   Norwegian 4,335 0.9
 Percent employed 82.7 (X)   Polish 23,611 4.8
     Population 65 years and over 47,085 100.0   Portuguese 1,125 0.2
With a disability 17,914 38.0   Russian 4,374 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 9,241 1.9
        Scottish 12,020 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,439 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 456,969 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,843 0.6
Same house in 1995 254,609 55.7   Swedish 4,106 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 191,976 42.0   Swiss 1,402 0.3
 Same county 94,772 20.7   Ukrainian 1,733 0.4
 Different county 97,204 21.3   United States or American 31,801 6.5
  Same state 45,982 10.1   Welsh 4,975 1.0
  Different state 51,222 11.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,610 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 10,384 2.3   Other ancestries 112,313 22.9
 
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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