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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: San Mateo 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 707,161 100.0
      enrolled in school 184,928 100.0   Native 479,043 67.7
Nursery school, preschool 12,491 6.8       Born in United States 469,593 66.4
Kindergarten 9,641 5.2           State of residence 333,361 47.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 75,542 40.8           Different state 136,232 19.3
High school (grades 9-12) 36,004 19.5       Born outside United States 9,450 1.3
College or graduate school 51,250 27.7   Foreign born 228,118 32.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 83,355 11.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 111,735 15.8
  Population 25 years and over 490,285 100.0       Not a citizen 116,383 16.5
Less than 9th grade 35,193 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 36,971 7.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 85,569 17.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 228,118 100.0
Some college, no degree 105,606 21.5   Europe 27,551 12.1
Associate degree 35,669 7.3   Asia 102,202 44.8
Bachelor's degree 119,856 24.4   Africa 2,060 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 71,421 14.6   Oceania 8,047 3.5
        Latin America 83,994 36.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.3 (X)   Northern America 4,264 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 39.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 662,509 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 570,111 100.0   English only 387,594 58.5
Never married 162,995 28.6   Language other than English 274,915 41.5
Now married, except separated 311,223 54.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 122,424 18.5
Separated 10,163 1.8   Spanish 119,972 18.1
Widowed 34,463 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65,294 9.9
 Female 28,297 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 44,044 6.6
Divorced 51,267 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,383 1.9
 Female 30,802 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 102,970 15.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 42,505 6.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 707,161 100.0
           under 18 years 18,131 100.0     Total ancestries reported 787,426 111.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,993 27.5   Arab 8,622 1.2
        Czech¹ 2,704 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,794 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 545,670 100.0   Dutch 6,939 1.0
Civilian veterans 50,074 9.2   English 52,917 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 18,709 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,770 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 71,051 10.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 139,725 100.0   Greek 6,308 0.9
With a disability 8,998 6.4   Hungarian 3,100 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 431,768 100.0   Irish¹ 69,279 9.8
With a disability 68,045 15.8   Italian 56,625 8.0
 Percent employed 64.5 (X)   Lithuanian 1,235 0.2
No disability 363,723 84.2   Norwegian 9,891 1.4
 Percent employed 78.9 (X)   Polish 11,351 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 84,732 100.0   Portuguese 6,658 0.9
With a disability 30,397 35.9   Russian 13,126 1.9
        Scotch-Irish 8,886 1.3
        Scottish 13,222 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 681 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 662,509 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,592 0.4
Same house in 1995 374,685 56.6   Swedish 10,822 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 248,509 37.5   Swiss 3,967 0.6
 Same county 136,830 20.7   Ukrainian 2,512 0.4
 Different county 111,679 16.9   United States or American 16,101 2.3
  Same state 83,311 12.6   Welsh 3,697 0.5
  Different state 28,368 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 805 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 39,315 5.9   Other ancestries 378,062 53.5
 
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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