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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Thurston 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 7,171 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,352 100.0   Native 7,057 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 165 7.0       Born in United States 7,036 98.1
Kindergarten 152 6.5           State of residence 4,137 57.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,267 53.9           Different state 2,899 40.4
High school (grades 9-12) 551 23.4       Born outside United States 21 0.3
College or graduate school 217 9.2   Foreign born 114 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 61 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 42 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 3,953 100.0       Not a citizen 72 1.0
Less than 9th grade 287 7.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 489 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,465 37.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 114 100.0
Some college, no degree 942 23.8   Europe 18 15.8
Associate degree 296 7.5   Asia 42 36.8
Bachelor's degree 328 8.3   Africa 12 10.5
Graduate or professional degree 146 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 37 32.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 5 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,474 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,968 100.0   English only 6,028 93.1
Never married 1,588 32.0   Language other than English 446 6.9
Now married, except separated 2,501 50.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 87 1.3
Separated 36 0.7   Spanish 97 1.5
Widowed 433 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.5
 Female 337 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 47 0.7
Divorced 410 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.3
 Female 206 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,171 100.0
           under 18 years 332 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,611 106.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 229 69.0   Arab 13 0.2
        Czech¹ 199 2.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 144 2.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,518 100.0   Dutch 98 1.4
Civilian veterans 649 14.4   English 205 2.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 141 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,905 26.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,226 100.0   Greek 4 0.1
With a disability 103 4.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,264 100.0   Irish¹ 535 7.5
With a disability 863 26.4   Italian 22 0.3
 Percent employed 68.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,401 73.6   Norwegian 72 1.0
 Percent employed 66.9 (X)   Polish 30 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 889 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 318 35.8   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 37 0.5
        Scottish 38 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,474 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.3
Same house in 1995 3,941 60.9   Swedish 287 4.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,460 38.0   Swiss 32 0.4
 Same county 1,517 23.4   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 943 14.6   United States or American 73 1.0
  Same state 440 6.8   Welsh 10 0.1
  Different state 503 7.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 73 1.1   Other ancestries 3,718 51.8
 
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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