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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Arlington 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 189,453 100.0
      enrolled in school 40,996 100.0   Native 136,760 72.2
Nursery school, preschool 3,077 7.5       Born in United States 132,867 70.1
Kindergarten 2,008 4.9           State of residence 30,443 16.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,029 31.8           Different state 102,424 54.1
High school (grades 9-12) 6,511 15.9       Born outside United States 3,893 2.1
College or graduate school 16,371 39.9   Foreign born 52,693 27.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 30,543 16.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14,393 7.6
  Population 25 years and over 138,844 100.0       Not a citizen 38,300 20.2
Less than 9th grade 8,829 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,096 5.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,274 11.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 52,693 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,057 12.3   Europe 5,245 10.0
Associate degree 4,975 3.6   Asia 15,376 29.2
Bachelor's degree 41,187 29.7   Africa 5,014 9.5
Graduate or professional degree 42,426 30.6   Oceania 206 0.4
        Latin America 26,108 49.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.8 (X)   Northern America 744 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 60.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 179,064 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 162,652 100.0   English only 119,812 66.9
Never married 67,857 41.7   Language other than English 59,252 33.1
Now married, except separated 70,949 43.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 29,793 16.6
Separated 3,750 2.3   Spanish 32,213 18.0
Widowed 7,110 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,277 10.8
 Female 5,839 3.6   Other Indo-European languages 11,920 6.7
Divorced 12,986 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,817 2.1
 Female 7,463 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9,553 5.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,623 2.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 189,453 100.0
           under 18 years 2,095 100.0     Total ancestries reported 214,231 113.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 629 30.0   Arab 3,433 1.8
        Czech¹ 1,249 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 959 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 155,034 100.0   Dutch 1,932 1.0
Civilian veterans 15,572 10.0   English 21,855 11.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,513 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,502 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 23,893 12.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 25,055 100.0   Greek 1,310 0.7
With a disability 2,060 8.2   Hungarian 1,269 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 132,683 100.0   Irish¹ 24,172 12.8
With a disability 18,806 14.2   Italian 9,703 5.1
 Percent employed 69.6 (X)   Lithuanian 782 0.4
No disability 113,877 85.8   Norwegian 2,307 1.2
 Percent employed 83.6 (X)   Polish 5,302 2.8
     Population 65 years and over 16,369 100.0   Portuguese 634 0.3
With a disability 6,068 37.1   Russian 3,685 1.9
        Scotch-Irish 4,435 2.3
        Scottish 5,336 2.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 707 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 179,064 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,376 2.3
Same house in 1995 70,376 39.3   Swedish 2,615 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 89,647 50.1   Swiss 934 0.5
 Same county 30,871 17.2   Ukrainian 1,002 0.5
 Different county 58,776 32.8   United States or American 6,346 3.3
  Same state 19,884 11.1   Welsh 1,862 1.0
  Different state 38,892 21.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 719 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 19,041 10.6   Other ancestries 77,399 40.9
 
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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