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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 36,804 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,261 100.0   Native 36,443 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 492 4.0       Born in United States 36,292 98.6
Kindergarten 480 3.9           State of residence 16,521 44.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,246 34.6           Different state 19,771 53.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,307 18.8       Born outside United States 151 0.4
College or graduate school 4,736 38.6   Foreign born 361 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 127 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 164 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 21,542 100.0       Not a citizen 197 0.5
Less than 9th grade 944 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,294 6.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,531 35.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 361 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,854 22.5   Europe 121 33.5
Associate degree 1,612 7.5   Asia 187 51.8
Bachelor's degree 3,646 16.9   Africa 6 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,661 7.7   Oceania 10 2.8
        Latin America 23 6.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.6 (X)   Northern America 14 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,716 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,537 100.0   English only 33,516 96.5
Never married 9,451 32.0   Language other than English 1,200 3.5
Now married, except separated 16,486 55.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 306 0.9
Separated 218 0.7   Spanish 486 1.4
Widowed 1,274 4.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 126 0.4
 Female 1,013 3.4   Other Indo-European languages 547 1.6
Divorced 2,108 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.3
 Female 1,099 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 125 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 69 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 36,804 100.0
           under 18 years 316 100.0     Total ancestries reported 46,823 127.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 115 36.4   Arab 25 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,243 3.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 543 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,784 100.0   Dutch 699 1.9
Civilian veterans 3,085 11.1   English 2,365 6.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,360 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 480 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,735 45.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,041 100.0   Greek 26 0.1
With a disability 683 6.8   Hungarian 134 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,028 100.0   Irish¹ 4,419 12.0
With a disability 2,716 12.9   Italian 752 2.0
 Percent employed 67.5 (X)   Lithuanian 33 0.1
No disability 18,312 87.1   Norwegian 7,080 19.2
 Percent employed 87.3 (X)   Polish 1,569 4.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,350 100.0   Portuguese 32 0.1
With a disability 1,111 33.2   Russian 137 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 327 0.9
        Scottish 543 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 34,716 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,470 56.1   Swedish 3,622 9.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,054 43.4   Swiss 275 0.7
 Same county 5,672 16.3   Ukrainian 16 0.0
 Different county 9,382 27.0   United States or American 966 2.6
  Same state 4,268 12.3   Welsh 246 0.7
  Different state 5,114 14.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 192 0.6   Other ancestries 3,145 8.5
 
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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