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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbia 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 64,151 100.0
      enrolled in school 17,963 100.0   Native 63,238 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 855 4.8       Born in United States 62,906 98.1
Kindergarten 805 4.5           State of residence 54,507 85.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,360 35.4           Different state 8,399 13.1
High school (grades 9-12) 3,303 18.4       Born outside United States 332 0.5
College or graduate school 6,640 37.0   Foreign born 913 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 312 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 518 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 41,658 100.0       Not a citizen 395 0.6
Less than 9th grade 2,322 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,753 13.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,326 46.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 913 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,784 13.9   Europe 305 33.4
Associate degree 1,905 4.6   Asia 287 31.4
Bachelor's degree 4,158 10.0   Africa 88 9.6
Graduate or professional degree 2,410 5.8   Oceania 23 2.5
        Latin America 109 11.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.6 (X)   Northern America 101 11.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 61,028 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 53,274 100.0   English only 59,087 96.8
Never married 14,682 27.6   Language other than English 1,941 3.2
Now married, except separated 29,096 54.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 641 1.1
Separated 894 1.7   Spanish 641 1.1
Widowed 4,036 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 238 0.4
 Female 3,349 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,068 1.8
Divorced 4,566 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 308 0.5
 Female 2,476 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 141 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 53 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 64,151 100.0
           under 18 years 708 100.0     Total ancestries reported 67,019 104.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 318 44.9   Arab 135 0.2
        Czech¹ 245 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 36 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 50,788 100.0   Dutch 4,982 7.8
Civilian veterans 7,256 14.3   English 4,782 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,147 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 120 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 20,747 32.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,941 100.0   Greek 161 0.3
With a disability 1,132 7.6   Hungarian 497 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 35,666 100.0   Irish¹ 7,341 11.4
With a disability 5,805 16.3   Italian 4,780 7.5
 Percent employed 52.6 (X)   Lithuanian 522 0.8
No disability 29,861 83.7   Norwegian 212 0.3
 Percent employed 77.3 (X)   Polish 4,360 6.8
     Population 65 years and over 9,525 100.0   Portuguese 18 0.0
With a disability 3,841 40.3   Russian 456 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 507 0.8
        Scottish 772 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 821 1.3
  Population 5 years and over 61,028 100.0   Subsaharan African 124 0.2
Same house in 1995 38,181 62.6   Swedish 395 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,375 36.7   Swiss 195 0.3
 Same county 12,717 20.8   Ukrainian 1,090 1.7
 Different county 9,658 15.8   United States or American 4,810 7.5
  Same state 7,286 11.9   Welsh 1,471 2.3
  Different state 2,372 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 52 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 472 0.8   Other ancestries 6,241 9.7
 
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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