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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 700,820 100.0
      enrolled in school 191,320 100.0   Native 644,295 91.9
Nursery school, preschool 11,150 5.8       Born in United States 626,734 89.4
Kindergarten 10,414 5.4           State of residence 341,574 48.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 89,011 46.5           Different state 285,160 40.7
High school (grades 9-12) 42,746 22.3       Born outside United States 17,561 2.5
College or graduate school 37,999 19.9   Foreign born 56,525 8.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 21,641 3.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 28,370 4.0
  Population 25 years and over 442,665 100.0       Not a citizen 28,155 4.0
Less than 9th grade 14,874 3.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 43,251 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 131,810 29.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 56,514 100.0
Some college, no degree 125,820 28.4   Europe 14,971 26.5
Associate degree 35,749 8.1   Asia 26,092 46.2
Bachelor's degree 60,536 13.7   Africa 722 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 30,625 6.9   Oceania 819 1.4
        Latin America 10,454 18.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.9 (X)   Northern America 3,456 6.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 651,081 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 541,944 100.0   English only 574,433 88.2
Never married 136,584 25.2   Language other than English 76,648 11.8
Now married, except separated 299,137 55.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31,523 4.8
Separated 10,299 1.9   Spanish 24,602 3.8
Widowed 28,650 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,664 1.5
 Female 22,983 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 19,065 2.9
Divorced 67,274 12.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,468 0.8
 Female 38,238 7.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 31,447 4.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16,012 2.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 700,820 100.0
           under 18 years 11,338 100.0     Total ancestries reported 766,399 109.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5,364 47.3   Arab 1,331 0.2
        Czech¹ 4,000 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7,492 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 493,720 100.0   Dutch 13,905 2.0
Civilian veterans 96,713 19.6   English 73,614 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 26,162 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7,131 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 131,414 18.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 168,136 100.0   Greek 2,346 0.3
With a disability 13,972 8.3   Hungarian 1,653 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 389,033 100.0   Irish¹ 80,111 11.4
With a disability 79,383 20.4   Italian 25,756 3.7
 Percent employed 58.3 (X)   Lithuanian 932 0.1
No disability 309,650 79.6   Norwegian 45,459 6.5
 Percent employed 77.0 (X)   Polish 13,414 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 68,865 100.0   Portuguese 2,753 0.4
With a disability 30,269 44.0   Russian 5,207 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 13,266 1.9
        Scottish 17,542 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 736 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 651,081 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,720 0.5
Same house in 1995 305,276 46.9   Swedish 22,831 3.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 325,494 50.0   Swiss 4,111 0.6
 Same county 184,191 28.3   Ukrainian 2,561 0.4
 Different county 141,303 21.7   United States or American 35,637 5.1
  Same state 67,966 10.4   Welsh 6,588 0.9
  Different state 73,337 11.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,420 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 20,311 3.1   Other ancestries 215,307 30.7
 
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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