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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Placer 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 248,399 100.0
      enrolled in school 69,856 100.0   Native 230,837 92.9
Nursery school, preschool 4,707 6.7       Born in United States 228,186 91.9
Kindergarten 4,022 5.8           State of residence 153,334 61.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 30,748 44.0           Different state 74,852 30.1
High school (grades 9-12) 15,651 22.4       Born outside United States 2,651 1.1
College or graduate school 14,728 21.1   Foreign born 17,562 7.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,999 2.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,402 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 165,894 100.0       Not a citizen 9,160 3.7
Less than 9th grade 5,178 3.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,657 6.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 35,327 21.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 17,562 100.0
Some college, no degree 48,584 29.3   Europe 4,585 26.1
Associate degree 15,922 9.6   Asia 4,544 25.9
Bachelor's degree 34,394 20.7   Africa 368 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 15,832 9.5   Oceania 137 0.8
        Latin America 6,591 37.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.5 (X)   Northern America 1,337 7.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 30.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 232,679 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 194,334 100.0   English only 208,034 89.4
Never married 41,764 21.5   Language other than English 24,645 10.6
Now married, except separated 118,154 60.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,049 4.3
Separated 3,277 1.7   Spanish 13,810 5.9
Widowed 11,188 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,459 2.8
 Female 8,993 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 6,610 2.8
Divorced 19,951 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,762 0.8
 Female 11,964 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,664 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,677 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 248,399 100.0
           under 18 years 3,830 100.0     Total ancestries reported 283,399 114.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,629 42.5   Arab 889 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,510 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,917 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 182,710 100.0   Dutch 5,107 2.1
Civilian veterans 29,060 15.9   English 37,138 15.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,194 4.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,915 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 47,380 19.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 58,054 100.0   Greek 1,132 0.5
With a disability 3,666 6.3   Hungarian 1,449 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 141,377 100.0   Irish¹ 35,483 14.3
With a disability 22,190 15.7   Italian 18,152 7.3
 Percent employed 59.6 (X)   Lithuanian 495 0.2
No disability 119,187 84.3   Norwegian 6,458 2.6
 Percent employed 78.8 (X)   Polish 4,414 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 31,176 100.0   Portuguese 5,029 2.0
With a disability 12,051 38.7   Russian 2,485 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 5,305 2.1
        Scottish 7,129 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 181 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 232,679 100.0   Subsaharan African 229 0.1
Same house in 1995 110,207 47.4   Swedish 7,017 2.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 118,631 51.0   Swiss 1,494 0.6
 Same county 45,029 19.4   Ukrainian 962 0.4
 Different county 73,602 31.6   United States or American 14,113 5.7
  Same state 58,736 25.2   Welsh 2,547 1.0
  Different state 14,866 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 231 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 3,841 1.7   Other ancestries 62,044 25.0
 
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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