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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 28,274 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,780 100.0   Native 27,818 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 365 5.4       Born in United States 27,769 98.2
Kindergarten 350 5.2           State of residence 22,863 80.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,452 50.9           Different state 4,906 17.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,648 24.3       Born outside United States 49 0.2
College or graduate school 965 14.2   Foreign born 456 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 96 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 282 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 19,449 100.0       Not a citizen 174 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,009 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,362 12.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,898 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 456 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,569 23.5   Europe 147 32.2
Associate degree 1,525 7.8   Asia 84 18.4
Bachelor's degree 1,941 10.0   Africa 3 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,145 5.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 126 27.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.7 (X)   Northern America 96 21.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,721 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,707 100.0   English only 25,512 95.5
Never married 4,608 20.3   Language other than English 1,209 4.5
Now married, except separated 13,637 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 315 1.2
Separated 236 1.0   Spanish 576 2.2
Widowed 1,809 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 203 0.8
 Female 1,417 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 524 2.0
Divorced 2,417 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 92 0.3
 Female 1,240 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 30 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 28,274 100.0
           under 18 years 434 100.0     Total ancestries reported 31,817 112.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 205 47.2   Arab 57 0.2
        Czech¹ 266 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 853 3.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,395 100.0   Dutch 1,521 5.4
Civilian veterans 3,617 16.9   English 3,269 11.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,308 4.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 564 2.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,781 27.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,307 100.0   Greek 72 0.3
With a disability 593 9.4   Hungarian 142 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,399 100.0   Irish¹ 3,303 11.7
With a disability 2,784 18.1   Italian 636 2.2
 Percent employed 53.4 (X)   Lithuanian 497 1.8
No disability 12,615 81.9   Norwegian 586 2.1
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 2,887 10.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,594 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.0
With a disability 1,927 41.9   Russian 57 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 358 1.3
        Scottish 506 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 35 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 26,721 100.0   Subsaharan African 25 0.1
Same house in 1995 16,093 60.2   Swedish 1,705 6.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,514 39.3   Swiss 75 0.3
 Same county 5,513 20.6   Ukrainian 44 0.2
 Different county 5,001 18.7   United States or American 1,688 6.0
  Same state 3,276 12.3   Welsh 157 0.6
  Different state 1,725 6.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 114 0.4   Other ancestries 3,413 12.1
 
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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