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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Prince William 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 280,813 100.0
      enrolled in school 83,548 100.0   Native 248,627 88.5
Nursery school, preschool 5,959 7.1       Born in United States 240,731 85.7
Kindergarten 5,158 6.2           State of residence 97,784 34.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 38,579 46.2           Different state 142,947 50.9
High school (grades 9-12) 17,542 21.0       Born outside United States 7,896 2.8
College or graduate school 16,310 19.5   Foreign born 32,186 11.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 13,502 4.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 13,391 4.8
  Population 25 years and over 171,058 100.0       Not a citizen 18,795 6.7
Less than 9th grade 7,098 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,111 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 42,554 24.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 32,186 100.0
Some college, no degree 42,945 25.1   Europe 4,435 13.8
Associate degree 12,531 7.3   Asia 9,229 28.7
Bachelor's degree 34,666 20.3   Africa 3,028 9.4
Graduate or professional degree 19,153 11.2   Oceania 54 0.2
        Latin America 15,008 46.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.8 (X)   Northern America 432 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 257,038 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 208,496 100.0   English only 215,173 83.7
Never married 52,380 25.1   Language other than English 41,865 16.3
Now married, except separated 125,975 60.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,224 6.7
Separated 6,316 3.0   Spanish 23,246 9.0
Widowed 6,380 3.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,385 4.4
 Female 5,082 2.4   Other Indo-European languages 9,853 3.8
Divorced 17,445 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,641 1.0
 Female 10,298 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,845 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,551 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 280,813 100.0
           under 18 years 6,239 100.0     Total ancestries reported 304,593 108.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,440 39.1   Arab 1,471 0.5
        Czech¹ 1,238 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 970 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 187,335 100.0   Dutch 3,412 1.2
Civilian veterans 34,639 18.5   English 28,468 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,820 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,263 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 42,505 15.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 71,079 100.0   Greek 1,134 0.4
With a disability 4,498 6.3   Hungarian 1,661 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 164,893 100.0   Irish¹ 35,979 12.8
With a disability 22,313 13.5   Italian 14,280 5.1
 Percent employed 69.0 (X)   Lithuanian 701 0.2
No disability 142,580 86.5   Norwegian 2,194 0.8
 Percent employed 82.8 (X)   Polish 7,779 2.8
     Population 65 years and over 12,342 100.0   Portuguese 988 0.4
With a disability 4,792 38.8   Russian 1,588 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 5,315 1.9
        Scottish 6,105 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 792 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 257,038 100.0   Subsaharan African 4,592 1.6
Same house in 1995 117,259 45.6   Swedish 2,795 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 129,371 50.3   Swiss 750 0.3
 Same county 47,302 18.4   Ukrainian 740 0.3
 Different county 82,069 31.9   United States or American 21,898 7.8
  Same state 40,349 15.7   Welsh 2,487 0.9
  Different state 41,720 16.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,907 0.7
Elsewhere in 1995 10,408 4.0   Other ancestries 103,761 37.0
 
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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