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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Orange 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 2,846,289 100.0
      enrolled in school 847,671 100.0   Native 1,996,390 70.1
Nursery school, preschool 47,441 5.6       Born in United States 1,971,326 69.3
Kindergarten 47,040 5.5           State of residence 1,322,976 46.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 357,414 42.2           Different state 648,350 22.8
High school (grades 9-12) 165,027 19.5       Born outside United States 25,064 0.9
College or graduate school 230,749 27.2   Foreign born 849,899 29.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 331,802 11.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 322,592 11.3
  Population 25 years and over 1,813,456 100.0       Not a citizen 527,307 18.5
Less than 9th grade 191,242 10.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 181,177 10.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 317,332 17.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 849,893 100.0
Some college, no degree 423,265 23.3   Europe 56,240 6.6
Associate degree 141,697 7.8   Asia 311,466 36.6
Bachelor's degree 370,454 20.4   Africa 10,387 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 188,289 10.4   Oceania 4,496 0.5
        Latin America 450,252 53.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.5 (X)   Northern America 17,052 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 30.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,632,408 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,190,890 100.0   English only 1,542,698 58.6
Never married 621,180 28.4   Language other than English 1,089,710 41.4
Now married, except separated 1,213,696 55.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 590,167 22.4
Separated 46,264 2.1   Spanish 665,069 25.3
Widowed 110,918 5.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 384,787 14.6
 Female 92,196 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 107,036 4.1
Divorced 198,832 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30,041 1.1
 Female 120,175 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 296,284 11.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 168,920 6.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,846,289 100.0
           under 18 years 71,119 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,075,460 108.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 18,792 26.4   Arab 24,847 0.9
        Czech¹ 11,960 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18,939 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,077,159 100.0   Dutch 40,677 1.4
Civilian veterans 193,548 9.3   English 253,269 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 73,893 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15,164 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 333,606 11.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 666,620 100.0   Greek 11,946 0.4
With a disability 42,596 6.4   Hungarian 13,673 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,677,263 100.0   Irish¹ 246,360 8.7
With a disability 287,872 17.2   Italian 134,871 4.7
 Percent employed 60.2 (X)   Lithuanian 5,624 0.2
No disability 1,389,391 82.8   Norwegian 43,276 1.5
 Percent employed 75.1 (X)   Polish 53,435 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 270,601 100.0   Portuguese 9,200 0.3
With a disability 103,532 38.3   Russian 32,161 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 36,641 1.3
        Scottish 53,597 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,922 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 2,632,408 100.0   Subsaharan African 7,464 0.3
Same house in 1995 1,262,786 48.0   Swedish 46,990 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,241,418 47.2   Swiss 8,963 0.3
 Same county 877,717 33.3   Ukrainian 6,030 0.2
 Different county 363,701 13.8   United States or American 98,765 3.5
  Same state 254,594 9.7   Welsh 18,219 0.6
  Different state 109,107 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,754 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 128,204 4.9   Other ancestries 1,470,214 51.7
 
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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