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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 43,560 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,694 100.0   Native 42,780 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 564 5.3       Born in United States 42,527 97.6
Kindergarten 639 6.0           State of residence 21,408 49.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,568 52.1           Different state 21,119 48.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,713 25.4       Born outside United States 253 0.6
College or graduate school 1,210 11.3   Foreign born 780 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 140 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 370 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 28,725 100.0       Not a citizen 410 0.9
Less than 9th grade 954 3.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,195 11.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,101 35.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 780 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,391 29.2   Europe 290 37.2
Associate degree 2,060 7.2   Asia 171 21.9
Bachelor's degree 2,825 9.8   Africa 1 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,199 4.2   Oceania 5 0.6
        Latin America 146 18.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.6 (X)   Northern America 167 21.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,734 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,790 100.0   English only 39,159 96.1
Never married 6,611 19.6   Language other than English 1,575 3.9
Now married, except separated 21,008 62.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 533 1.3
Separated 531 1.6   Spanish 788 1.9
Widowed 2,039 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 354 0.9
 Female 1,607 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 491 1.2
Divorced 3,601 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.2
 Female 1,751 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 148 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 43,560 100.0
           under 18 years 873 100.0     Total ancestries reported 47,369 108.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 488 55.9   Arab 35 0.1
        Czech¹ 428 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 552 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 31,642 100.0   Dutch 1,388 3.2
Civilian veterans 6,143 19.4   English 5,709 13.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,170 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 505 1.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,912 22.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,331 100.0   Greek 113 0.3
With a disability 848 8.2   Hungarian 72 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,212 100.0   Irish¹ 5,250 12.1
With a disability 4,763 18.9   Italian 970 2.2
 Percent employed 56.0 (X)   Lithuanian 84 0.2
No disability 20,449 81.1   Norwegian 2,375 5.5
 Percent employed 76.9 (X)   Polish 957 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,997 100.0   Portuguese 173 0.4
With a disability 2,236 44.7   Russian 264 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 998 2.3
        Scottish 1,439 3.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 68 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 40,734 100.0   Subsaharan African 44 0.1
Same house in 1995 21,751 53.4   Swedish 2,044 4.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,774 46.1   Swiss 379 0.9
 Same county 9,127 22.4   Ukrainian 24 0.1
 Different county 9,647 23.7   United States or American 3,069 7.0
  Same state 6,086 14.9   Welsh 478 1.1
  Different state 3,561 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 209 0.5   Other ancestries 7,851 18.0
 
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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