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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Richland 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 320,677 100.0
      enrolled in school 97,237 100.0   Native 308,031 96.1
Nursery school, preschool 6,372 6.6       Born in United States 302,844 94.4
Kindergarten 4,793 4.9           State of residence 193,778 60.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 35,838 36.9           Different state 109,066 34.0
High school (grades 9-12) 18,589 19.1       Born outside United States 5,187 1.6
College or graduate school 31,645 32.5   Foreign born 12,646 3.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,811 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,444 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 198,703 100.0       Not a citizen 7,202 2.2
Less than 9th grade 9,213 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,293 10.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 45,375 22.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,646 100.0
Some college, no degree 43,981 22.1   Europe 3,193 25.2
Associate degree 15,289 7.7   Asia 4,667 36.9
Bachelor's degree 40,915 20.6   Africa 545 4.3
Graduate or professional degree 23,637 11.9   Oceania 53 0.4
        Latin America 3,560 28.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.2 (X)   Northern America 628 5.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 300,624 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 256,451 100.0   English only 278,545 92.7
Never married 84,369 32.9   Language other than English 22,079 7.3
Now married, except separated 126,343 49.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,275 2.8
Separated 7,825 3.1   Spanish 10,494 3.5
Widowed 14,855 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,342 1.4
 Female 12,305 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 6,805 2.3
Divorced 23,059 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,655 0.6
 Female 14,143 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,032 1.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,068 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 320,677 100.0
           under 18 years 6,817 100.0     Total ancestries reported 293,313 91.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,533 51.8   Arab 846 0.3
        Czech¹ 592 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 325 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 233,517 100.0   Dutch 2,228 0.7
Civilian veterans 35,687 15.3   English 24,217 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,154 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 864 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 27,604 8.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 73,173 100.0   Greek 984 0.3
With a disability 5,877 8.0   Hungarian 547 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 178,959 100.0   Irish¹ 19,646 6.1
With a disability 34,905 19.5   Italian 6,411 2.0
 Percent employed 59.6 (X)   Lithuanian 314 0.1
No disability 144,054 80.5   Norwegian 1,335 0.4
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 3,107 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 29,607 100.0   Portuguese 211 0.1
With a disability 13,411 45.3   Russian 1,030 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 9,761 3.0
        Scottish 6,145 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 349 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 300,624 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,201 1.3
Same house in 1995 147,223 49.0   Swedish 1,290 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 145,737 48.5   Swiss 513 0.2
 Same county 68,341 22.7   Ukrainian 256 0.1
 Different county 77,396 25.7   United States or American 22,482 7.0
  Same state 34,340 11.4   Welsh 1,286 0.4
  Different state 43,056 14.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,169 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 7,664 2.5   Other ancestries 150,446 46.9
 
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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