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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 15,636 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,931 100.0   Native 15,308 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 230 5.9       Born in United States 15,278 97.7
Kindergarten 182 4.6           State of residence 12,016 76.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,081 52.9           Different state 3,262 20.9
High school (grades 9-12) 845 21.5       Born outside United States 30 0.2
College or graduate school 593 15.1   Foreign born 328 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 199 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 70 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,131 100.0       Not a citizen 258 1.7
Less than 9th grade 1,214 12.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,848 18.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,174 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 328 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,577 15.6   Europe 49 14.9
Associate degree 298 2.9   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 689 6.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 331 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 279 85.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,612 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,207 100.0   English only 14,088 96.4
Never married 2,075 17.0   Language other than English 524 3.6
Now married, except separated 7,607 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 331 2.3
Separated 203 1.7   Spanish 460 3.1
Widowed 989 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 307 2.1
 Female 852 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 64 0.4
Divorced 1,333 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.2
 Female 629 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,636 100.0
           under 18 years 271 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,082 70.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 189 69.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,499 100.0   Dutch 67 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,346 11.7   English 890 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 41 0.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 30 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 421 2.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,697 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 429 11.6   Hungarian 35 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,949 100.0   Irish¹ 967 6.2
With a disability 2,734 30.6   Italian 100 0.6
 Percent employed 48.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,215 69.4   Norwegian 86 0.6
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 16 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,840 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,008 54.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 141 0.9
        Scottish 108 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,612 100.0   Subsaharan African 92 0.6
Same house in 1995 9,132 62.5   Swedish 31 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,319 36.4   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 2,655 18.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,664 18.2   United States or American 5,308 33.9
  Same state 1,896 13.0   Welsh 54 0.3
  Different state 768 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 161 1.1   Other ancestries 2,683 17.2
 
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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