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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbia 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 25,603 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,482 100.0   Native 25,382 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 511 6.8       Born in United States 25,310 98.9
Kindergarten 358 4.8           State of residence 18,536 72.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,011 40.2           Different state 6,774 26.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,520 20.3       Born outside United States 72 0.3
College or graduate school 2,082 27.8   Foreign born 221 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 153 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 68 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 16,039 100.0       Not a citizen 153 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,534 9.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,627 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,742 35.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 221 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,983 18.6   Europe 64 29.0
Associate degree 459 2.9   Asia 28 12.7
Bachelor's degree 1,904 11.9   Africa 17 7.7
Graduate or professional degree 790 4.9   Oceania 5 2.3
        Latin America 99 44.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.1 (X)   Northern America 8 3.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,019 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,379 100.0   English only 23,333 97.1
Never married 5,195 25.5   Language other than English 686 2.9
Now married, except separated 10,520 51.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 205 0.9
Separated 620 3.0   Spanish 469 2.0
Widowed 2,164 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 144 0.6
 Female 1,819 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 146 0.6
Divorced 1,880 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 45 0.2
 Female 1,039 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,603 100.0
           under 18 years 769 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,193 78.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 462 60.1   Arab 27 0.1
        Czech¹ 21 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 44 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,174 100.0   Dutch 261 1.0
Civilian veterans 2,176 11.3   English 1,597 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 347 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 72 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 983 3.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,379 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 507 7.9   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,433 100.0   Irish¹ 1,932 7.5
With a disability 3,122 23.2   Italian 140 0.5
 Percent employed 51.4 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 10,311 76.8   Norwegian 36 0.1
 Percent employed 72.3 (X)   Polish 47 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,877 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,925 49.7   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 443 1.7
        Scottish 177 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 24,019 100.0   Subsaharan African 180 0.7
Same house in 1995 14,044 58.5   Swedish 25 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,737 40.5   Swiss 16 0.1
 Same county 6,171 25.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,566 14.8   United States or American 4,328 16.9
  Same state 1,783 7.4   Welsh 43 0.2
  Different state 1,783 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 238 1.0   Other ancestries 9,451 36.9
 
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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