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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbia 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 63,094 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,183 100.0   Native 60,315 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 928 6.1       Born in United States 59,822 94.8
Kindergarten 879 5.8           State of residence 46,967 74.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,387 48.7           Different state 12,855 20.4
High school (grades 9-12) 3,989 26.3       Born outside United States 493 0.8
College or graduate school 2,000 13.2   Foreign born 2,779 4.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 804 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,615 2.6
  Population 25 years and over 43,990 100.0       Not a citizen 1,164 1.8
Less than 9th grade 2,579 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,793 13.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,387 32.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,779 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,231 16.4   Europe 1,533 55.2
Associate degree 4,061 9.2   Asia 403 14.5
Bachelor's degree 5,373 12.2   Africa 31 1.1
Graduate or professional degree 4,566 10.4   Oceania 23 0.8
        Latin America 620 22.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.0 (X)   Northern America 169 6.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 59,722 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 50,911 100.0   English only 55,726 93.3
Never married 12,322 24.2   Language other than English 3,996 6.7
Now married, except separated 28,259 55.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,272 2.1
Separated 1,572 3.1   Spanish 1,256 2.1
Widowed 4,277 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 406 0.7
 Female 3,397 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 2,541 4.3
Divorced 4,481 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 792 1.3
 Female 2,414 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 117 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 63,094 100.0
           under 18 years 778 100.0     Total ancestries reported 74,785 118.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 313 40.2   Arab 96 0.2
        Czech¹ 369 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 276 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 47,994 100.0   Dutch 4,593 7.3
Civilian veterans 7,249 15.1   English 7,471 11.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,139 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,005 1.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,554 21.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,027 100.0   Greek 218 0.3
With a disability 1,084 8.3   Hungarian 669 1.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 34,873 100.0   Irish¹ 11,675 18.5
With a disability 6,212 17.8   Italian 9,255 14.7
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 387 0.6
No disability 28,661 82.2   Norwegian 437 0.7
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 4,551 7.2
     Population 65 years and over 9,512 100.0   Portuguese 94 0.1
With a disability 3,525 37.1   Russian 1,084 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 851 1.3
        Scottish 1,392 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 215 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 59,722 100.0   Subsaharan African 97 0.2
Same house in 1995 37,590 62.9   Swedish 762 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,528 36.0   Swiss 282 0.4
 Same county 12,237 20.5   Ukrainian 813 1.3
 Different county 9,291 15.6   United States or American 3,119 4.9
  Same state 6,662 11.2   Welsh 355 0.6
  Different state 2,629 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 379 0.6
Elsewhere in 1995 604 1.0   Other ancestries 7,647 12.1
 
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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