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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hood River 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 20,411 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,124 100.0   Native 17,056 83.6
Nursery school, preschool 293 5.7       Born in United States 16,877 82.7
Kindergarten 264 5.2           State of residence 8,165 40.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,788 54.4           Different state 8,712 42.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,217 23.8       Born outside United States 179 0.9
College or graduate school 562 11.0   Foreign born 3,355 16.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,548 7.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 616 3.0
  Population 25 years and over 12,972 100.0       Not a citizen 2,739 13.4
Less than 9th grade 1,491 11.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,343 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,457 26.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,355 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,091 23.8   Europe 163 4.9
Associate degree 599 4.6   Asia 159 4.7
Bachelor's degree 1,978 15.2   Africa 6 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,013 7.8   Oceania 9 0.3
        Latin America 2,900 86.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.2 (X)   Northern America 118 3.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,932 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,592 100.0   English only 14,254 75.3
Never married 3,328 21.3   Language other than English 4,678 24.7
Now married, except separated 9,492 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,907 15.4
Separated 241 1.5   Spanish 4,273 22.6
Widowed 914 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,745 14.5
 Female 754 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 219 1.2
Divorced 1,617 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 59 0.3
 Female 878 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 173 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,411 100.0
           under 18 years 260 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,112 103.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 97 37.3   Arab 15 0.1
        Czech¹ 59 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 264 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,685 100.0   Dutch 393 1.9
Civilian veterans 1,854 12.6   English 2,434 11.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 516 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 191 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,996 14.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,957 100.0   Greek 43 0.2
With a disability 304 6.1   Hungarian 34 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,290 100.0   Irish¹ 1,904 9.3
With a disability 1,847 16.4   Italian 442 2.2
 Percent employed 59.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,443 83.6   Norwegian 651 3.2
 Percent employed 79.3 (X)   Polish 257 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,441 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.1
With a disability 988 40.5   Russian 53 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 317 1.6
        Scottish 591 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 25 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 18,932 100.0   Subsaharan African 29 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,846 52.0   Swedish 502 2.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,400 44.4   Swiss 198 1.0
 Same county 4,604 24.3   Ukrainian 21 0.1
 Different county 3,796 20.1   United States or American 1,694 8.3
  Same state 1,562 8.3   Welsh 167 0.8
  Different state 2,234 11.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 686 3.6   Other ancestries 7,287 35.7
 
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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