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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Solano 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 394,542 100.0
      enrolled in school 116,471 100.0   Native 328,046 83.1
Nursery school, preschool 6,211 5.3       Born in United States 319,974 81.1
Kindergarten 6,505 5.6           State of residence 211,401 53.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 52,583 45.1           Different state 108,573 27.5
High school (grades 9-12) 26,560 22.8       Born outside United States 8,072 2.0
College or graduate school 24,612 21.1   Foreign born 66,496 16.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 20,495 5.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 35,301 8.9
  Population 25 years and over 246,488 100.0       Not a citizen 31,195 7.9
Less than 9th grade 15,299 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 24,729 10.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 60,367 24.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 66,485 100.0
Some college, no degree 71,464 29.0   Europe 5,723 8.6
Associate degree 21,914 8.9   Asia 33,707 50.7
Bachelor's degree 37,130 15.1   Africa 517 0.8
Graduate or professional degree 15,585 6.3   Oceania 762 1.1
        Latin America 24,643 37.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.8 (X)   Northern America 1,133 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 366,302 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 301,058 100.0   English only 276,347 75.4
Never married 77,762 25.8   Language other than English 89,955 24.6
Now married, except separated 169,971 56.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 36,154 9.9
Separated 6,880 2.3   Spanish 44,187 12.1
Widowed 16,431 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20,721 5.7
 Female 12,925 4.3   Other Indo-European languages 10,404 2.8
Divorced 30,014 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,740 0.7
 Female 17,439 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 33,918 9.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12,295 3.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 394,542 100.0
           under 18 years 10,824 100.0     Total ancestries reported 421,706 106.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,100 37.9   Arab 1,302 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,477 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,664 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 276,329 100.0   Dutch 4,938 1.3
Civilian veterans 45,471 16.5   English 30,241 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 10,502 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,269 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 42,772 10.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 98,614 100.0   Greek 1,511 0.4
With a disability 7,569 7.7   Hungarian 1,050 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 213,542 100.0   Irish¹ 36,180 9.2
With a disability 43,348 20.3   Italian 18,977 4.8
 Percent employed 59.5 (X)   Lithuanian 573 0.1
No disability 170,194 79.7   Norwegian 6,745 1.7
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 4,846 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 35,511 100.0   Portuguese 6,464 1.6
With a disability 15,402 43.4   Russian 2,084 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 5,038 1.3
        Scottish 6,798 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 273 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 366,302 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,113 0.8
Same house in 1995 182,898 49.9   Swedish 5,217 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 170,746 46.6   Swiss 1,005 0.3
 Same county 90,512 24.7   Ukrainian 400 0.1
 Different county 80,234 21.9   United States or American 15,526 3.9
  Same state 59,892 16.4   Welsh 2,260 0.6
  Different state 20,342 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 820 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 12,658 3.5   Other ancestries 206,661 52.4
 
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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