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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 4,675 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,028 100.0   Native 4,619 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 33 3.2       Born in United States 4,612 98.7
Kindergarten 31 3.0           State of residence 4,021 86.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 530 51.6           Different state 591 12.6
High school (grades 9-12) 333 32.4       Born outside United States 7 0.1
College or graduate school 101 9.8   Foreign born 56 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 37 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 3,300 100.0       Not a citizen 19 0.4
Less than 9th grade 518 15.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 252 7.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 988 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 56 100.0
Some college, no degree 754 22.8   Europe 29 51.8
Associate degree 302 9.2   Asia 5 8.9
Bachelor's degree 364 11.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 122 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.7 (X)   Northern America 22 39.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,414 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,801 100.0   English only 3,959 89.7
Never married 783 20.6   Language other than English 455 10.3
Now married, except separated 2,315 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 2.5
Separated 25 0.7   Spanish 18 0.4
Widowed 411 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 345 9.1   Other Indo-European languages 432 9.8
Divorced 267 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 2.4
 Female 147 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 4,675 100.0
           under 18 years 39 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,573 119.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 31 79.5   Arab 12 0.3
        Czech¹ 17 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 36 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,562 100.0   Dutch 40 0.9
Civilian veterans 487 13.7   English 157 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 129 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,443 52.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 978 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 52 5.3   Hungarian 15 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,307 100.0   Irish¹ 224 4.8
With a disability 353 15.3   Italian 21 0.4
 Percent employed 60.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,954 84.7   Norwegian 1,825 39.0
 Percent employed 80.3 (X)   Polish 5 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,013 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 375 37.0   Russian 127 2.7
        Scotch-Irish 18 0.4
        Scottish 13 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 4,414 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,869 65.0   Swedish 120 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,498 33.9   Swiss 34 0.7
 Same county 703 15.9   Ukrainian 11 0.2
 Different county 795 18.0   United States or American 94 2.0
  Same state 604 13.7   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 191 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 47 1.1   Other ancestries 208 4.4
 
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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