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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fairfax city
[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 21,498 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,133 100.0   Native 16,047 74.6
Nursery school, preschool 283 5.5       Born in United States 15,505 72.1
Kindergarten 235 4.6           State of residence 5,565 25.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,931 37.6           Different state 9,940 46.2
High school (grades 9-12) 991 19.3       Born outside United States 542 2.5
College or graduate school 1,693 33.0   Foreign born 5,451 25.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,873 13.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,906 8.9
  Population 25 years and over 15,222 100.0       Not a citizen 3,545 16.5
Less than 9th grade 794 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 942 6.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,972 19.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,451 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,623 17.2   Europe 572 10.5
Associate degree 942 6.2   Asia 2,582 47.4
Bachelor's degree 3,780 24.8   Africa 123 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 3,169 20.8   Oceania 54 1.0
        Latin America 2,061 37.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.6 (X)   Northern America 59 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 45.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,236 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,868 100.0   English only 14,043 69.4
Never married 5,103 28.6   Language other than English 6,193 30.6
Now married, except separated 9,799 54.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,042 15.0
Separated 381 2.1   Spanish 2,736 13.5
Widowed 1,258 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,490 7.4
 Female 1,049 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,204 5.9
Divorced 1,327 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 444 2.2
 Female 851 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,013 9.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,025 5.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 21,498 100.0
           under 18 years 487 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,226 108.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 172 35.3   Arab 260 1.2
        Czech¹ 130 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 37 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,037 100.0   Dutch 275 1.3
Civilian veterans 2,229 13.1   English 2,415 11.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 544 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 132 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,794 13.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,852 100.0   Greek 229 1.1
With a disability 352 9.1   Hungarian 89 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,497 100.0   Irish¹ 2,638 12.3
With a disability 1,837 13.6   Italian 855 4.0
 Percent employed 67.0 (X)   Lithuanian 86 0.4
No disability 11,660 86.4   Norwegian 267 1.2
 Percent employed 83.4 (X)   Polish 485 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,386 100.0   Portuguese 60 0.3
With a disability 772 32.4   Russian 230 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 634 2.9
        Scottish 747 3.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 80 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 20,236 100.0   Subsaharan African 123 0.6
Same house in 1995 9,653 47.7   Swedish 284 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,682 42.9   Swiss 100 0.5
 Same county 1,885 9.3   Ukrainian 102 0.5
 Different county 6,797 33.6   United States or American 1,209 5.6
  Same state 4,591 22.7   Welsh 178 0.8
  Different state 2,206 10.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 83 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 1,901 9.4   Other ancestries 8,160 38.0
 
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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