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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mason 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 49,405 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,233 100.0   Native 47,230 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 588 5.2       Born in United States 46,589 94.3
Kindergarten 669 6.0           State of residence 26,564 53.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,554 49.4           Different state 20,025 40.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,900 25.8       Born outside United States 641 1.3
College or graduate school 1,522 13.5   Foreign born 2,175 4.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 834 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,057 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 33,936 100.0       Not a citizen 1,118 2.3
Less than 9th grade 1,224 3.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,300 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,017 32.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,175 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,709 28.6   Europe 521 24.0
Associate degree 2,405 7.1   Asia 345 15.9
Bachelor's degree 3,586 10.6   Africa 10 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,695 5.0   Oceania 27 1.2
        Latin America 945 43.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.7 (X)   Northern America 327 15.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 46,757 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 40,009 100.0   English only 43,791 93.7
Never married 8,334 20.8   Language other than English 2,966 6.3
Now married, except separated 23,146 57.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,265 2.7
Separated 830 2.1   Spanish 1,574 3.4
Widowed 2,627 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 831 1.8
 Female 1,977 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 706 1.5
Divorced 5,072 12.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 0.2
 Female 2,424 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 473 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 228 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 49,405 100.0
           under 18 years 916 100.0     Total ancestries reported 53,971 109.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 495 54.0   Arab 36 0.1
        Czech¹ 287 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 650 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 37,674 100.0   Dutch 1,242 2.5
Civilian veterans 8,274 22.0   English 6,512 13.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,108 4.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 695 1.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,428 19.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,540 100.0   Greek 130 0.3
With a disability 978 9.3   Hungarian 151 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,953 100.0   Irish¹ 6,081 12.3
With a disability 6,002 23.1   Italian 1,523 3.1
 Percent employed 51.0 (X)   Lithuanian 46 0.1
No disability 19,951 76.9   Norwegian 3,374 6.8
 Percent employed 71.9 (X)   Polish 656 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 7,920 100.0   Portuguese 133 0.3
With a disability 3,016 38.1   Russian 161 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,530 3.1
        Scottish 1,867 3.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 15 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 46,757 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.0
Same house in 1995 25,148 53.8   Swedish 2,045 4.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 21,096 45.1   Swiss 287 0.6
 Same county 8,036 17.2   Ukrainian 35 0.1
 Different county 13,060 27.9   United States or American 3,289 6.7
  Same state 9,392 20.1   Welsh 564 1.1
  Different state 3,668 7.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 31 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 513 1.1   Other ancestries 11,073 22.4
 
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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