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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Oakland 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 1,194,156 100.0
      enrolled in school 326,864 100.0   Native 1,074,938 90.0
Nursery school, preschool 25,382 7.8       Born in United States 1,066,817 89.3
Kindergarten 16,753 5.1           State of residence 831,256 69.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 139,883 42.8           Different state 235,561 19.7
High school (grades 9-12) 68,453 20.9       Born outside United States 8,121 0.7
College or graduate school 76,393 23.4   Foreign born 119,218 10.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 53,009 4.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 58,944 4.9
  Population 25 years and over 807,910 100.0       Not a citizen 60,274 5.0
Less than 9th grade 23,921 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 62,796 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 178,541 22.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 119,218 100.0
Some college, no degree 180,206 22.3   Europe 36,375 30.5
Associate degree 53,723 6.6   Asia 58,493 49.1
Bachelor's degree 187,273 23.2   Africa 3,054 2.6
Graduate or professional degree 121,450 15.0   Oceania 562 0.5
        Latin America 8,815 7.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.3 (X)   Northern America 11,919 10.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 38.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,114,228 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 942,387 100.0   English only 973,064 87.3
Never married 246,117 26.1   Language other than English 141,164 12.7
Now married, except separated 539,104 57.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 50,462 4.5
Separated 8,575 0.9   Spanish 22,789 2.0
Widowed 54,899 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,469 0.8
 Female 45,048 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 58,965 5.3
Divorced 93,692 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18,397 1.7
 Female 55,360 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 28,937 2.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,346 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,194,156 100.0
           under 18 years 15,782 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,388,286 116.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,805 36.8   Arab 19,030 1.6
        Czech¹ 7,403 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5,168 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 893,948 100.0   Dutch 21,684 1.8
Civilian veterans 95,453 10.7   English 135,579 11.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 53,422 4.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 23,975 2.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 225,428 18.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 255,946 100.0   Greek 8,583 0.7
With a disability 16,984 6.6   Hungarian 13,753 1.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 720,665 100.0   Irish¹ 150,320 12.6
With a disability 96,667 13.4   Italian 71,155 6.0
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Lithuanian 5,574 0.5
No disability 623,998 86.6   Norwegian 10,413 0.9
 Percent employed 80.1 (X)   Polish 116,895 9.8
     Population 65 years and over 130,570 100.0   Portuguese 787 0.1
With a disability 50,643 38.8   Russian 27,101 2.3
        Scotch-Irish 18,689 1.6
        Scottish 37,626 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4,133 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 1,114,228 100.0   Subsaharan African 6,102 0.5
Same house in 1995 622,085 55.8   Swedish 17,269 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 460,957 41.4   Swiss 3,395 0.3
 Same county 275,638 24.7   Ukrainian 9,773 0.8
 Different county 185,319 16.6   United States or American 55,262 4.6
  Same state 119,795 10.8   Welsh 8,389 0.7
  Different state 65,524 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,596 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 31,186 2.8   Other ancestries 329,782 27.6
 
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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