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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbia 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 89,288 100.0
      enrolled in school 26,407 100.0   Native 84,984 95.2
Nursery school, preschool 2,182 8.3       Born in United States 82,322 92.2
Kindergarten 1,395 5.3           State of residence 44,431 49.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 12,749 48.3           Different state 37,891 42.4
High school (grades 9-12) 6,098 23.1       Born outside United States 2,662 3.0
College or graduate school 3,983 15.1   Foreign born 4,304 4.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,176 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,632 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 56,562 100.0       Not a citizen 1,672 1.9
Less than 9th grade 2,203 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,657 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,576 25.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,304 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,389 21.9   Europe 1,221 28.4
Associate degree 4,665 8.2   Asia 2,084 48.4
Bachelor's degree 11,292 20.0   Africa 153 3.6
Graduate or professional degree 6,780 12.0   Oceania 7 0.2
        Latin America 638 14.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.9 (X)   Northern America 201 4.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 83,135 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 67,577 100.0   English only 76,346 91.8
Never married 13,566 20.1   Language other than English 6,789 8.2
Now married, except separated 44,332 65.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,984 2.4
Separated 797 1.2   Spanish 2,281 2.7
Widowed 3,019 4.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 813 1.0
 Female 2,468 3.7   Other Indo-European languages 2,477 3.0
Divorced 5,863 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 483 0.6
 Female 3,347 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,848 2.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 665 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 89,288 100.0
           under 18 years 1,550 100.0     Total ancestries reported 83,231 93.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 825 53.2   Arab 182 0.2
        Czech¹ 258 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 163 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 61,816 100.0   Dutch 1,042 1.2
Civilian veterans 11,341 18.3   English 9,373 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,480 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 401 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,516 11.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 23,479 100.0   Greek 117 0.1
With a disability 1,628 6.9   Hungarian 289 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 51,267 100.0   Irish¹ 10,141 11.4
With a disability 7,968 15.5   Italian 2,927 3.3
 Percent employed 64.1 (X)   Lithuanian 135 0.2
No disability 43,299 84.5   Norwegian 641 0.7
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 1,655 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 6,943 100.0   Portuguese 126 0.1
With a disability 3,183 45.8   Russian 303 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,066 2.3
        Scottish 1,730 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 139 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 83,135 100.0   Subsaharan African 456 0.5
Same house in 1995 44,323 53.3   Swedish 523 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 36,978 44.5   Swiss 234 0.3
 Same county 12,593 15.1   Ukrainian 160 0.2
 Different county 24,385 29.3   United States or American 14,759 16.5
  Same state 11,997 14.4   Welsh 504 0.6
  Different state 12,388 14.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 162 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,834 2.2   Other ancestries 21,749 24.4
 
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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