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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 3,738 100.0
      enrolled in school 756 100.0   Native 3,561 95.3
Nursery school, preschool 46 6.1       Born in United States 3,547 94.9
Kindergarten 37 4.9           State of residence 3,150 84.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 374 49.5           Different state 397 10.6
High school (grades 9-12) 255 33.7       Born outside United States 14 0.4
College or graduate school 44 5.8   Foreign born 177 4.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 42 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 58 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 2,701 100.0       Not a citizen 119 3.2
Less than 9th grade 276 10.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 316 11.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 750 27.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 177 100.0
Some college, no degree 741 27.4   Europe 10 5.6
Associate degree 112 4.1   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 374 13.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 132 4.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 164 92.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.1 (X)   Northern America 3 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,549 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,098 100.0   English only 2,887 81.3
Never married 462 14.9   Language other than English 662 18.7
Now married, except separated 1,957 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 221 6.2
Separated 55 1.8   Spanish 565 15.9
Widowed 341 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 204 5.7
 Female 282 9.1   Other Indo-European languages 97 2.7
Divorced 283 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.5
 Female 164 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                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 3,738 100.0
           under 18 years 46 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,807 101.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 27 58.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 30 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,899 100.0   Dutch 45 1.2
Civilian veterans 402 13.9   English 407 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 75 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 12 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,249 33.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 751 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 61 8.1   Hungarian 4 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,913 100.0   Irish¹ 363 9.7
With a disability 450 23.5   Italian 25 0.7
 Percent employed 63.1 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.2
No disability 1,463 76.5   Norwegian 28 0.7
 Percent employed 77.2 (X)   Polish 28 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 852 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 373 43.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 153 4.1
        Scottish 66 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,549 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,309 65.1   Swedish 87 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,233 34.7   Swiss 15 0.4
 Same county 497 14.0   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 736 20.7   United States or American 203 5.4
  Same state 629 17.7   Welsh 10 0.3
  Different state 107 3.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 7 0.2   Other ancestries 990 26.5
 
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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