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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Washington 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 445,342 100.0
      enrolled in school 116,491 100.0   Native 381,904 85.8
Nursery school, preschool 7,852 6.7       Born in United States 377,392 84.7
Kindergarten 7,152 6.1           State of residence 186,050 41.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 52,769 45.3           Different state 191,342 43.0
High school (grades 9-12) 23,947 20.6       Born outside United States 4,512 1.0
College or graduate school 24,771 21.3   Foreign born 63,438 14.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 33,657 7.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20,343 4.6
  Population 25 years and over 285,518 100.0       Not a citizen 43,095 9.7
Less than 9th grade 12,924 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,746 6.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 57,379 20.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 63,438 100.0
Some college, no degree 76,994 27.0   Europe 8,183 12.9
Associate degree 20,926 7.3   Asia 23,867 37.6
Bachelor's degree 67,657 23.7   Africa 886 1.4
Graduate or professional degree 30,892 10.8   Oceania 588 0.9
        Latin America 27,195 42.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.9 (X)   Northern America 2,719 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 410,641 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 344,274 100.0   English only 334,295 81.4
Never married 87,353 25.4   Language other than English 76,346 18.6
Now married, except separated 201,660 58.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37,648 9.2
Separated 5,177 1.5   Spanish 39,174 9.5
Widowed 15,377 4.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22,788 5.5
 Female 12,739 3.7   Other Indo-European languages 13,534 3.3
Divorced 34,707 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,743 0.9
 Female 20,434 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 21,498 5.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,498 2.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 445,342 100.0
           under 18 years 5,486 100.0     Total ancestries reported 509,363 114.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,851 33.7   Arab 2,152 0.5
        Czech¹ 3,155 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,085 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 325,894 100.0   Dutch 11,560 2.6
Civilian veterans 40,546 12.4   English 56,999 12.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 15,375 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,908 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 92,558 20.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 100,565 100.0   Greek 1,443 0.3
With a disability 7,459 7.4   Hungarian 1,779 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 269,765 100.0   Irish¹ 50,920 11.4
With a disability 37,885 14.0   Italian 14,886 3.3
 Percent employed 66.5 (X)   Lithuanian 639 0.1
No disability 231,880 86.0   Norwegian 20,038 4.5
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 8,163 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 38,338 100.0   Portuguese 1,665 0.4
With a disability 15,074 39.3   Russian 4,386 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 8,936 2.0
        Scottish 13,700 3.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 332 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 410,641 100.0   Subsaharan African 914 0.2
Same house in 1995 169,384 41.2   Swedish 14,149 3.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 222,726 54.2   Swiss 4,137 0.9
 Same county 111,340 27.1   Ukrainian 1,526 0.3
 Different county 111,386 27.1   United States or American 24,840 5.6
  Same state 48,849 11.9   Welsh 5,299 1.2
  Different state 62,537 15.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 520 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 18,531 4.5   Other ancestries 139,299 31.3
 
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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