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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Yakima 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 222,581 100.0
      enrolled in school 63,808 100.0   Native 185,006 83.1
Nursery school, preschool 3,530 5.5       Born in United States 183,413 82.4
Kindergarten 4,238 6.6           State of residence 123,520 55.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 32,899 51.6           Different state 59,893 26.9
High school (grades 9-12) 15,897 24.9       Born outside United States 1,593 0.7
College or graduate school 7,244 11.4   Foreign born 37,575 16.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 17,212 7.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9,925 4.5
  Population 25 years and over 130,747 100.0       Not a citizen 27,650 12.4
Less than 9th grade 22,301 17.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,672 14.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 35,799 27.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 37,575 100.0
Some college, no degree 27,178 20.8   Europe 957 2.5
Associate degree 6,792 5.2   Asia 1,433 3.8
Bachelor's degree 12,812 9.8   Africa 62 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 7,193 5.5   Oceania 37 0.1
        Latin America 34,379 91.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.7 (X)   Northern America 707 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 203,449 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 163,444 100.0   English only 138,737 68.2
Never married 41,979 25.7   Language other than English 64,712 31.8
Now married, except separated 92,919 56.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32,918 16.2
Separated 3,776 2.3   Spanish 60,533 29.8
Widowed 9,576 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31,573 15.5
 Female 7,804 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,927 0.9
Divorced 15,194 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 539 0.3
 Female 8,297 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,214 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 522 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 222,581 100.0
           under 18 years 5,480 100.0     Total ancestries reported 225,760 101.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,380 43.4   Arab 178 0.1
        Czech¹ 573 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,476 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 151,905 100.0   Dutch 5,206 2.3
Civilian veterans 18,536 12.2   English 16,467 7.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 7,910 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,390 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 33,378 15.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 61,043 100.0   Greek 293 0.1
With a disability 5,357 8.8   Hungarian 268 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 116,106 100.0   Irish¹ 17,193 7.7
With a disability 27,964 24.1   Italian 3,290 1.5
 Percent employed 52.6 (X)   Lithuanian 46 0.0
No disability 88,142 75.9   Norwegian 6,584 3.0
 Percent employed 72.3 (X)   Polish 1,175 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 23,623 100.0   Portuguese 312 0.1
With a disability 11,342 48.0   Russian 960 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 3,564 1.6
        Scottish 4,161 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 63 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 203,449 100.0   Subsaharan African 137 0.1
Same house in 1995 109,556 53.8   Swedish 4,351 2.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 88,426 43.5   Swiss 733 0.3
 Same county 66,545 32.7   Ukrainian 346 0.2
 Different county 21,881 10.8   United States or American 11,693 5.3
  Same state 10,606 5.2   Welsh 1,276 0.6
  Different state 11,275 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 94 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 5,467 2.7   Other ancestries 101,643 45.7
 
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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