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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sonoma 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 458,614 100.0
      enrolled in school 125,553 100.0   Native 392,888 85.7
Nursery school, preschool 7,095 5.7       Born in United States 388,670 84.7
Kindergarten 6,403 5.1           State of residence 275,435 60.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 53,030 42.2           Different state 113,235 24.7
High school (grades 9-12) 26,674 21.2       Born outside United States 4,218 0.9
College or graduate school 32,351 25.8   Foreign born 65,726 14.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 27,076 5.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 22,335 4.9
  Population 25 years and over 306,564 100.0       Not a citizen 43,391 9.5
Less than 9th grade 20,542 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 25,695 8.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 62,559 20.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 65,720 100.0
Some college, no degree 82,977 27.1   Europe 10,366 15.8
Associate degree 27,298 8.9   Asia 10,860 16.5
Bachelor's degree 57,711 18.8   Africa 1,213 1.8
Graduate or professional degree 29,782 9.7   Oceania 665 1.0
        Latin America 40,169 61.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.9 (X)   Northern America 2,447 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 431,580 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 366,695 100.0   English only 345,971 80.2
Never married 99,361 27.1   Language other than English 85,609 19.8
Now married, except separated 192,686 52.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 41,579 9.6
Separated 6,772 1.8   Spanish 59,480 13.8
Widowed 22,961 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33,146 7.7
 Female 18,597 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 14,305 3.3
Divorced 44,915 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,387 0.8
 Female 27,032 7.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9,535 2.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,365 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 458,614 100.0
           under 18 years 7,464 100.0     Total ancestries reported 538,663 117.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,451 32.8   Arab 1,438 0.3
        Czech¹ 2,765 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,787 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 346,414 100.0   Dutch 8,656 1.9
Civilian veterans 44,061 12.7   English 60,547 13.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 18,892 4.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,827 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 73,600 16.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 102,611 100.0   Greek 2,496 0.5
With a disability 7,197 7.0   Hungarian 2,130 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 269,047 100.0   Irish¹ 66,502 14.5
With a disability 47,423 17.6   Italian 43,955 9.6
 Percent employed 58.7 (X)   Lithuanian 1,166 0.3
No disability 221,624 82.4   Norwegian 10,895 2.4
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 8,972 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 55,797 100.0   Portuguese 8,721 1.9
With a disability 21,149 37.9   Russian 6,812 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 9,608 2.1
        Scottish 14,045 3.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 374 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 431,580 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,913 0.4
Same house in 1995 224,549 52.0   Swedish 11,122 2.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 194,290 45.0   Swiss 3,981 0.9
 Same county 124,556 28.9   Ukrainian 905 0.2
 Different county 69,734 16.2   United States or American 16,826 3.7
  Same state 52,332 12.1   Welsh 5,077 1.1
  Different state 17,402 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 411 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 12,741 3.0   Other ancestries 147,240 32.1
 
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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