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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 7,857 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,264 100.0   Native 7,798 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 117 5.2       Born in United States 7,790 99.1
Kindergarten 144 6.4           State of residence 6,671 84.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,070 47.3           Different state 1,119 14.2
High school (grades 9-12) 651 28.8       Born outside United States 8 0.1
College or graduate school 282 12.5   Foreign born 59 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 17 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 33 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 5,019 100.0       Not a citizen 26 0.3
Less than 9th grade 402 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 372 7.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,116 42.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 59 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,028 20.5   Europe 20 33.9
Associate degree 435 8.7   Asia 15 25.4
Bachelor's degree 472 9.4   Africa 4 6.8
Graduate or professional degree 194 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 14 23.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.6 (X)   Northern America 6 10.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,380 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,068 100.0   English only 7,203 97.6
Never married 1,211 20.0   Language other than English 177 2.4
Now married, except separated 3,900 64.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.6
Separated 40 0.7   Spanish 139 1.9
Widowed 523 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.6
 Female 427 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 34 0.5
Divorced 394 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
 Female 187 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.1
                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 7,857 100.0
           under 18 years 44 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,364 106.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 31 70.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 445 5.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 286 3.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,574 100.0   Dutch 105 1.3
Civilian veterans 727 13.0   English 351 4.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 139 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 36 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,852 61.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,073 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 106 5.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,958 100.0   Irish¹ 670 8.5
With a disability 638 16.1   Italian 40 0.5
 Percent employed 73.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,320 83.9   Norwegian 192 2.4
 Percent employed 87.6 (X)   Polish 98 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,219 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 482 39.5   Russian 24 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 48 0.6
        Scottish 25 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,380 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.1
Same house in 1995 4,864 65.9   Swedish 376 4.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,501 33.9   Swiss 49 0.6
 Same county 1,148 15.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,353 18.3   United States or American 301 3.8
  Same state 1,044 14.1   Welsh 26 0.3
  Different state 309 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 15 0.2   Other ancestries 297 3.8
 
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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