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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Thurston 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 207,355 100.0
      enrolled in school 56,997 100.0   Native 194,617 93.9
Nursery school, preschool 3,388 5.9       Born in United States 189,555 91.4
Kindergarten 2,807 4.9           State of residence 98,718 47.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 24,149 42.4           Different state 90,837 43.8
High school (grades 9-12) 13,472 23.6       Born outside United States 5,062 2.4
College or graduate school 13,181 23.1   Foreign born 12,738 6.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,855 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7,094 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 135,686 100.0       Not a citizen 5,644 2.7
Less than 9th grade 3,671 2.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,570 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 32,264 23.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 12,738 100.0
Some college, no degree 37,934 28.0   Europe 2,656 20.9
Associate degree 10,756 7.9   Asia 6,736 52.9
Bachelor's degree 25,421 18.7   Africa 141 1.1
Graduate or professional degree 15,070 11.1   Oceania 62 0.5
        Latin America 1,920 15.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.5 (X)   Northern America 1,223 9.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 194,657 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 165,015 100.0   English only 176,672 90.8
Never married 40,803 24.7   Language other than English 17,985 9.2
Now married, except separated 93,057 56.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,836 3.5
Separated 2,393 1.5   Spanish 5,373 2.8
Widowed 8,587 5.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,914 1.0
 Female 6,883 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 4,526 2.3
Divorced 20,175 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 911 0.5
 Female 11,807 7.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,729 4.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,906 2.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 207,355 100.0
           under 18 years 2,847 100.0     Total ancestries reported 228,592 110.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,242 43.6   Arab 423 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,241 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,526 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 152,997 100.0   Dutch 4,368 2.1
Civilian veterans 28,432 18.6   English 26,364 12.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 7,368 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,595 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 41,636 20.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 48,008 100.0   Greek 691 0.3
With a disability 3,744 7.8   Hungarian 618 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 120,025 100.0   Irish¹ 26,194 12.6
With a disability 22,659 18.9   Italian 6,327 3.1
 Percent employed 57.9 (X)   Lithuanian 339 0.2
No disability 97,366 81.1   Norwegian 11,865 5.7
 Percent employed 80.6 (X)   Polish 4,311 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 22,686 100.0   Portuguese 707 0.3
With a disability 9,439 41.6   Russian 1,619 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 5,211 2.5
        Scottish 6,892 3.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 205 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 194,657 100.0   Subsaharan African 363 0.2
Same house in 1995 93,709 48.1   Swedish 7,882 3.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 96,775 49.7   Swiss 1,136 0.5
 Same county 50,083 25.7   Ukrainian 357 0.2
 Different county 46,692 24.0   United States or American 11,304 5.5
  Same state 23,876 12.3   Welsh 2,635 1.3
  Different state 22,816 11.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 251 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,173 2.1   Other ancestries 53,164 25.6
 
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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