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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sarasota 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 325,957 100.0
      enrolled in school 55,269 100.0   Native 295,541 90.7
Nursery school, preschool 4,076 7.4       Born in United States 292,043 89.6
Kindergarten 3,040 5.5           State of residence 62,414 19.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 25,563 46.3           Different state 229,629 70.4
High school (grades 9-12) 12,380 22.4       Born outside United States 3,498 1.1
College or graduate school 10,210 18.5   Foreign born 30,416 9.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11,219 3.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14,642 4.5
  Population 25 years and over 256,802 100.0       Not a citizen 15,774 4.8
Less than 9th grade 8,674 3.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 24,490 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 77,323 30.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 30,416 100.0
Some college, no degree 59,708 23.3   Europe 14,145 46.5
Associate degree 16,161 6.3   Asia 2,605 8.6
Bachelor's degree 43,886 17.1   Africa 407 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 26,560 10.3   Oceania 173 0.6
        Latin America 9,533 31.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.1 (X)   Northern America 3,553 11.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 313,327 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 281,890 100.0   English only 280,340 89.5
Never married 45,435 16.1   Language other than English 32,987 10.5
Now married, except separated 168,296 59.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,211 4.2
Separated 4,323 1.5   Spanish 13,751 4.4
Widowed 31,321 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,726 2.1
 Female 25,196 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 15,966 5.1
Divorced 32,515 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,992 1.6
 Female 18,832 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,830 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 991 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 325,957 100.0
           under 18 years 3,848 100.0     Total ancestries reported 357,937 109.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,723 44.8   Arab 1,229 0.4
        Czech¹ 2,454 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,531 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 273,207 100.0   Dutch 7,065 2.2
Civilian veterans 53,901 19.7   English 48,073 14.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 14,222 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,062 1.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 65,642 20.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 47,671 100.0   Greek 1,822 0.6
With a disability 3,854 8.1   Hungarian 3,649 1.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 161,990 100.0   Irish¹ 46,862 14.4
With a disability 32,307 19.9   Italian 25,082 7.7
 Percent employed 62.8 (X)   Lithuanian 1,307 0.4
No disability 129,683 80.1   Norwegian 3,592 1.1
 Percent employed 74.5 (X)   Polish 14,054 4.3
     Population 65 years and over 98,609 100.0   Portuguese 1,037 0.3
With a disability 32,195 32.6   Russian 5,463 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 7,267 2.2
        Scottish 9,610 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,190 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 313,327 100.0   Subsaharan African 819 0.3
Same house in 1995 160,973 51.4   Swedish 6,218 1.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 144,489 46.1   Swiss 1,962 0.6
 Same county 69,935 22.3   Ukrainian 2,102 0.6
 Different county 74,554 23.8   United States or American 23,253 7.1
  Same state 21,157 6.8   Welsh 3,346 1.0
  Different state 53,397 17.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,190 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 7,865 2.5   Other ancestries 53,834 16.5
 
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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