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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
[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 59,322 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,008 100.0   Native 57,798 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,024 5.7       Born in United States 57,029 96.1
Kindergarten 801 4.4           State of residence 20,070 33.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,530 52.9           Different state 36,959 62.3
High school (grades 9-12) 4,553 25.3       Born outside United States 769 1.3
College or graduate school 2,100 11.7   Foreign born 1,524 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 632 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 813 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 35,721 100.0       Not a citizen 711 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,056 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,177 8.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,191 31.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,524 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,605 29.7   Europe 718 47.1
Associate degree 3,168 8.9   Asia 349 22.9
Bachelor's degree 4,438 12.4   Africa 14 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 2,086 5.8   Oceania 23 1.5
        Latin America 200 13.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.1 (X)   Northern America 220 14.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 55,170 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 43,960 100.0   English only 52,357 94.9
Never married 10,691 24.3   Language other than English 2,813 5.1
Now married, except separated 25,886 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 823 1.5
Separated 761 1.7   Spanish 834 1.5
Widowed 1,420 3.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 192 0.3
 Female 1,075 2.4   Other Indo-European languages 1,276 2.3
Divorced 5,202 11.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 402 0.7
 Female 2,528 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 281 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 90 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 59,322 100.0
           under 18 years 801 100.0     Total ancestries reported 64,308 108.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 364 45.4   Arab 26 0.0
        Czech¹ 460 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 632 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 39,854 100.0   Dutch 1,533 2.6
Civilian veterans 7,741 19.4   English 6,494 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,749 4.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 880 1.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,330 20.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,012 100.0   Greek 123 0.2
With a disability 1,381 8.1   Hungarian 159 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 33,717 100.0   Irish¹ 7,624 12.9
With a disability 5,949 17.6   Italian 1,878 3.2
 Percent employed 47.6 (X)   Lithuanian 72 0.1
No disability 27,768 82.4   Norwegian 2,993 5.0
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Polish 1,638 2.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,412 100.0   Portuguese 322 0.5
With a disability 1,593 46.7   Russian 833 1.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,143 1.9
        Scottish 1,470 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 98 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 55,170 100.0   Subsaharan African 23 0.0
Same house in 1995 27,247 49.4   Swedish 1,927 3.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,276 49.4   Swiss 414 0.7
 Same county 12,012 21.8   Ukrainian 225 0.4
 Different county 15,264 27.7   United States or American 4,488 7.6
  Same state 7,792 14.1   Welsh 696 1.2
  Different state 7,472 13.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 34 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 647 1.2   Other ancestries 13,044 22.0
 
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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