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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mason 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 16,038 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,734 100.0   Native 15,976 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 335 9.0       Born in United States 15,940 99.4
Kindergarten 215 5.8           State of residence 14,048 87.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,753 46.9           Different state 1,892 11.8
High school (grades 9-12) 955 25.6       Born outside United States 36 0.2
College or graduate school 476 12.7   Foreign born 62 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 41 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 10,890 100.0       Not a citizen 21 0.1
Less than 9th grade 747 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,445 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,585 42.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 62 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,269 20.8   Europe 42 67.7
Associate degree 623 5.7   Asia 18 29.0
Bachelor's degree 847 7.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 374 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 3.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,107 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,841 100.0   English only 14,770 97.8
Never married 2,539 19.8   Language other than English 337 2.2
Now married, except separated 7,984 62.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 93 0.6
Separated 149 1.2   Spanish 188 1.2
Widowed 1,006 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.3
 Female 842 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 121 0.8
Divorced 1,163 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.3
 Female 562 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 28 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,038 100.0
           under 18 years 241 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,835 86.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 112 46.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 17 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,117 100.0   Dutch 417 2.6
Civilian veterans 1,973 16.3   English 1,829 11.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 455 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 28 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,549 28.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,567 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 286 8.0   Hungarian 19 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,725 100.0   Irish¹ 1,617 10.1
With a disability 1,446 16.6   Italian 192 1.2
 Percent employed 54.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,279 83.4   Norwegian 102 0.6
 Percent employed 75.0 (X)   Polish 160 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,607 100.0   Portuguese 39 0.2
With a disability 990 38.0   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 226 1.4
        Scottish 221 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,107 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,101 66.9   Swedish 219 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,988 33.0   Swiss 42 0.3
 Same county 3,019 20.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,969 13.0   United States or American 1,857 11.6
  Same state 1,590 10.5   Welsh 93 0.6
  Different state 379 2.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 18 0.1   Other ancestries 1,727 10.8
 
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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