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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wasco 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 23,791 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,507 100.0   Native 22,324 93.8
Nursery school, preschool 304 5.5       Born in United States 22,234 93.5
Kindergarten 331 6.0           State of residence 11,955 50.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,659 48.3           Different state 10,279 43.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,436 26.1       Born outside United States 90 0.4
College or graduate school 777 14.1   Foreign born 1,467 6.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 544 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 545 2.3
  Population 25 years and over 16,023 100.0       Not a citizen 922 3.9
Less than 9th grade 977 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,888 11.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,448 34.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,467 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,158 26.0   Europe 148 10.1
Associate degree 1,035 6.5   Asia 149 10.2
Bachelor's degree 1,682 10.5   Africa 14 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 835 5.2   Oceania 24 1.6
        Latin America 1,057 72.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.1 (X)   Northern America 75 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,260 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,890 100.0   English only 19,928 89.5
Never married 3,619 19.2   Language other than English 2,332 10.5
Now married, except separated 11,234 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,147 5.2
Separated 256 1.4   Spanish 1,855 8.3
Widowed 1,476 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,008 4.5
 Female 1,167 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 239 1.1
Divorced 2,305 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.2
 Female 1,204 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 87 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 69 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,791 100.0
           under 18 years 376 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,079 105.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 190 50.5   Arab 18 0.1
        Czech¹ 138 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 290 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,795 100.0   Dutch 683 2.9
Civilian veterans 3,355 18.9   English 3,231 13.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 983 4.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 169 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,843 20.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,155 100.0   Greek 50 0.2
With a disability 334 6.5   Hungarian 46 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,962 100.0   Irish¹ 2,795 11.7
With a disability 2,405 18.6   Italian 590 2.5
 Percent employed 50.6 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 10,557 81.4   Norwegian 1,176 4.9
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 329 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,773 100.0   Portuguese 87 0.4
With a disability 1,560 41.3   Russian 77 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 556 2.3
        Scottish 571 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 16 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 22,260 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,166 50.2   Swedish 831 3.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,803 48.5   Swiss 139 0.6
 Same county 5,557 25.0   Ukrainian 40 0.2
 Different county 5,246 23.6   United States or American 1,784 7.5
  Same state 2,816 12.7   Welsh 297 1.2
  Different state 2,430 10.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 291 1.3   Other ancestries 5,325 22.4
 
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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