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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: District of Columbia
[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 572,059 100.0
      enrolled in school 157,475 100.0   Native 498,498 87.1
Nursery school, preschool 9,409 6.0       Born in United States 491,363 85.9
Kindergarten 7,400 4.7           State of residence 224,352 39.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 54,474 34.6           Different state 267,011 46.7
High school (grades 9-12) 26,694 17.0       Born outside United States 7,135 1.2
College or graduate school 59,498 37.8   Foreign born 73,561 12.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 37,533 6.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 22,050 3.9
  Population 25 years and over 384,535 100.0       Not a citizen 51,511 9.0
Less than 9th grade 29,803 7.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 55,446 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 79,169 20.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 73,555 100.0
Some college, no degree 59,281 15.4   Europe 12,909 17.6
Associate degree 10,599 2.8   Asia 12,503 17.0
Bachelor's degree 69,496 18.1   Africa 9,208 12.5
Graduate or professional degree 80,741 21.0   Oceania 585 0.8
        Latin America 37,079 50.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.8 (X)   Northern America 1,271 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 39.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 539,658 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 474,417 100.0   English only 449,241 83.2
Never married 229,806 48.4   Language other than English 90,417 16.8
Now married, except separated 141,992 29.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38,236 7.1
Separated 19,746 4.2   Spanish 49,461 9.2
Widowed 36,829 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25,355 4.7
 Female 29,420 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 23,721 4.4
Divorced 46,044 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,815 1.1
 Female 26,944 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8,974 1.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,508 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 572,059 100.0
           under 18 years 16,842 100.0     Total ancestries reported 524,577 91.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 8,183 48.6   Arab 3,120 0.5
        Czech¹ 1,578 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,047 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 454,454 100.0   Dutch 2,879 0.5
Civilian veterans 44,484 9.8   English 25,214 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 6,942 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,431 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 27,415 4.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 112,797 100.0   Greek 1,893 0.3
With a disability 11,288 10.0   Hungarian 2,048 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 349,658 100.0   Irish¹ 28,207 4.9
With a disability 76,412 21.9   Italian 12,587 2.2
 Percent employed 52.8 (X)   Lithuanian 1,156 0.2
No disability 273,246 78.1   Norwegian 2,336 0.4
 Percent employed 73.4 (X)   Polish 7,910 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 66,478 100.0   Portuguese 682 0.1
With a disability 28,280 42.5   Russian 8,338 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 4,185 0.7
        Scottish 6,536 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 640 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 539,658 100.0   Subsaharan African 16,000 2.8
Same house in 1995 269,299 49.9   Swedish 3,013 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 239,960 44.5   Swiss 1,153 0.2
 Same county 126,931 23.5   Ukrainian 1,247 0.2
 Different county 113,029 20.9   United States or American 9,919 1.7
  Same state 0 0.0   Welsh 2,067 0.4
  Different state 113,029 20.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7,861 1.4
Elsewhere in 1995 30,399 5.6   Other ancestries 337,173 58.9
 
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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