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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Contra Costa 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 948,816 100.0
      enrolled in school 270,131 100.0   Native 768,328 81.0
Nursery school, preschool 18,809 7.0       Born in United States 757,959 79.9
Kindergarten 14,134 5.2           State of residence 518,090 54.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 119,161 44.1           Different state 239,869 25.3
High school (grades 9-12) 56,052 20.7       Born outside United States 10,369 1.1
College or graduate school 61,975 22.9   Foreign born 180,488 19.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 66,232 7.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 82,317 8.7
  Population 25 years and over 625,641 100.0       Not a citizen 98,171 10.3
Less than 9th grade 32,804 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 49,063 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 123,956 19.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 180,488 100.0
Some college, no degree 152,680 24.4   Europe 21,866 12.1
Associate degree 48,090 7.7   Asia 74,119 41.1
Bachelor's degree 142,909 22.8   Africa 3,666 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 76,139 12.2   Oceania 2,445 1.4
        Latin America 73,700 40.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.9 (X)   Northern America 4,692 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 35.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 883,762 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 737,293 100.0   English only 654,278 74.0
Never married 189,832 25.7   Language other than English 229,484 26.0
Now married, except separated 416,292 56.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 101,195 11.5
Separated 13,383 1.8   Spanish 115,740 13.1
Widowed 43,390 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 58,661 6.6
 Female 35,188 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 42,090 4.8
Divorced 74,396 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,407 1.4
 Female 45,387 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 65,950 7.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28,793 3.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 948,816 100.0
           under 18 years 21,257 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,076,373 113.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 7,482 35.2   Arab 5,127 0.5
        Czech¹ 3,969 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9,176 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 697,178 100.0   Dutch 14,282 1.5
Civilian veterans 80,775 11.6   English 93,947 9.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 26,933 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,609 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 117,669 12.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 218,776 100.0   Greek 5,177 0.5
With a disability 15,112 6.9   Hungarian 3,816 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 555,146 100.0   Irish¹ 104,858 11.1
With a disability 91,254 16.4   Italian 66,945 7.1
 Percent employed 57.8 (X)   Lithuanian 1,771 0.2
No disability 463,892 83.6   Norwegian 17,094 1.8
 Percent employed 77.4 (X)   Polish 17,039 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 103,969 100.0   Portuguese 19,011 2.0
With a disability 41,206 39.6   Russian 12,115 1.3
        Scotch-Irish 15,261 1.6
        Scottish 21,408 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 583 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 883,762 100.0   Subsaharan African 7,529 0.8
Same house in 1995 469,796 53.2   Swedish 19,388 2.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 381,664 43.2   Swiss 4,743 0.5
 Same county 212,583 24.1   Ukrainian 2,321 0.2
 Different county 169,081 19.1   United States or American 29,625 3.1
  Same state 128,191 14.5   Welsh 7,597 0.8
  Different state 40,890 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,199 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 32,302 3.7   Other ancestries 443,181 46.7
 
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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