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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fairfax 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 969,749 100.0
      enrolled in school 265,920 100.0   Native 732,072 75.5
Nursery school, preschool 21,293 8.0       Born in United States 709,622 73.2
Kindergarten 14,825 5.6           State of residence 229,470 23.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 111,407 41.9           Different state 480,152 49.5
High school (grades 9-12) 55,499 20.9       Born outside United States 22,450 2.3
College or graduate school 62,896 23.7   Foreign born 237,677 24.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 112,841 11.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 98,601 10.2
  Population 25 years and over 653,237 100.0       Not a citizen 139,076 14.3
Less than 9th grade 27,929 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 32,548 5.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 90,642 13.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 237,677 100.0
Some college, no degree 110,597 16.9   Europe 23,464 9.9
Associate degree 33,660 5.2   Asia 120,127 50.5
Bachelor's degree 198,607 30.4   Africa 17,556 7.4
Graduate or professional degree 159,254 24.4   Oceania 1,006 0.4
        Latin America 72,496 30.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.7 (X)   Northern America 3,028 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 54.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 902,189 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 763,300 100.0   English only 631,768 70.0
Never married 201,804 26.4   Language other than English 270,421 30.0
Now married, except separated 458,387 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119,065 13.2
Separated 15,296 2.0   Spanish 96,055 10.6
Widowed 29,453 3.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51,250 5.7
 Female 24,233 3.2   Other Indo-European languages 67,351 7.5
Divorced 58,360 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18,005 2.0
 Female 36,446 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 83,443 9.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 42,347 4.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 969,749 100.0
           under 18 years 16,266 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,091,805 112.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,572 28.1   Arab 19,158 2.0
        Czech¹ 5,582 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,893 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 711,577 100.0   Dutch 11,241 1.2
Civilian veterans 96,389 13.5   English 115,552 11.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 24,427 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6,714 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 136,605 14.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 205,610 100.0   Greek 6,663 0.7
With a disability 14,535 7.1   Hungarian 5,800 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 603,973 100.0   Irish¹ 120,801 12.5
With a disability 70,426 11.7   Italian 53,963 5.6
 Percent employed 70.8 (X)   Lithuanian 3,757 0.4
No disability 533,547 88.3   Norwegian 9,858 1.0
 Percent employed 81.7 (X)   Polish 28,188 2.9
     Population 65 years and over 73,696 100.0   Portuguese 2,558 0.3
With a disability 23,628 32.1   Russian 14,242 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 20,553 2.1
        Scottish 25,243 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3,780 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 902,189 100.0   Subsaharan African 17,154 1.8
Same house in 1995 444,011 49.2   Swedish 11,304 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 388,165 43.0   Swiss 3,710 0.4
 Same county 168,960 18.7   Ukrainian 4,003 0.4
 Different county 219,205 24.3   United States or American 46,346 4.8
  Same state 85,720 9.5   Welsh 9,033 0.9
  Different state 133,485 14.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3,598 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 70,013 7.8   Other ancestries 378,079 39.0
 
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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