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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Washoe 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 339,486 100.0
      enrolled in school 89,970 100.0   Native 291,493 85.9
Nursery school, preschool 4,902 5.4       Born in United States 288,240 84.9
Kindergarten 5,047 5.6           State of residence 90,351 26.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 38,737 43.1           Different state 197,889 58.3
High school (grades 9-12) 18,445 20.5       Born outside United States 3,253 1.0
College or graduate school 22,839 25.4   Foreign born 47,993 14.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 21,641 6.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 18,007 5.3
  Population 25 years and over 221,837 100.0       Not a citizen 29,986 8.8
Less than 9th grade 12,562 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 23,064 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 55,841 25.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 47,993 100.0
Some college, no degree 62,124 28.0   Europe 4,883 10.2
Associate degree 15,628 7.0   Asia 11,406 23.8
Bachelor's degree 35,108 15.8   Africa 453 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 17,510 7.9   Oceania 922 1.9
        Latin America 28,675 59.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.9 (X)   Northern America 1,654 3.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 316,402 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 268,020 100.0   English only 253,447 80.1
Never married 68,792 25.7   Language other than English 62,955 19.9
Now married, except separated 139,780 52.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30,020 9.5
Separated 5,220 1.9   Spanish 42,895 13.6
Widowed 14,408 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22,793 7.2
 Female 11,460 4.3   Other Indo-European languages 7,910 2.5
Divorced 39,820 14.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,153 0.7
 Female 20,854 7.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10,668 3.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,724 1.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 339,486 100.0
           under 18 years 6,407 100.0     Total ancestries reported 383,410 112.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,662 41.5   Arab 688 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,515 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,897 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 255,017 100.0   Dutch 6,614 1.9
Civilian veterans 40,391 15.8   English 42,613 12.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,112 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,537 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 58,078 17.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 75,044 100.0   Greek 1,784 0.5
With a disability 5,431 7.2   Hungarian 1,453 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 204,091 100.0   Irish¹ 46,785 13.8
With a disability 40,199 19.7   Italian 23,205 6.8
 Percent employed 64.3 (X)   Lithuanian 598 0.2
No disability 163,892 80.3   Norwegian 9,335 2.7
 Percent employed 78.2 (X)   Polish 6,599 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 34,745 100.0   Portuguese 3,813 1.1
With a disability 13,342 38.4   Russian 3,001 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 6,561 1.9
        Scottish 8,798 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 453 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 316,402 100.0   Subsaharan African 706 0.2
Same house in 1995 130,371 41.2   Swedish 7,743 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 175,226 55.4   Swiss 1,417 0.4
 Same county 102,540 32.4   Ukrainian 455 0.1
 Different county 72,686 23.0   United States or American 15,576 4.6
  Same state 11,151 3.5   Welsh 3,096 0.9
  Different state 61,535 19.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 192 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 10,805 3.4   Other ancestries 112,786 33.2
 
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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