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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alexandria city
[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 128,283 100.0
      enrolled in school 26,509 100.0   Native 95,683 74.6
Nursery school, preschool 2,078 7.8       Born in United States 93,128 72.6
Kindergarten 1,297 4.9           State of residence 27,840 21.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,594 32.4           Different state 65,288 50.9
High school (grades 9-12) 4,244 16.0       Born outside United States 2,555 2.0
College or graduate school 10,296 38.8   Foreign born 32,600 25.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 18,932 14.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9,248 7.2
  Population 25 years and over 95,730 100.0       Not a citizen 23,352 18.2
Less than 9th grade 6,282 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,315 6.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,115 12.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 32,600 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,823 15.5   Europe 2,790 8.6
Associate degree 4,213 4.4   Asia 8,059 24.7
Bachelor's degree 28,272 29.5   Africa 7,665 23.5
Graduate or professional degree 23,710 24.8   Oceania 62 0.2
        Latin America 13,557 41.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.8 (X)   Northern America 467 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 54.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 120,272 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 109,660 100.0   English only 84,234 70.0
Never married 42,714 39.0   Language other than English 36,038 30.0
Now married, except separated 47,239 43.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,163 14.3
Separated 3,109 2.8   Spanish 17,368 14.4
Widowed 5,031 4.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,313 8.6
 Female 4,174 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 7,523 6.3
Divorced 11,567 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,322 1.9
 Female 6,855 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,092 3.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,010 1.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 128,283 100.0
           under 18 years 1,573 100.0     Total ancestries reported 139,758 108.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 622 39.5   Arab 1,979 1.5
        Czech¹ 813 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 514 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 104,890 100.0   Dutch 1,327 1.0
Civilian veterans 11,828 11.3   English 13,465 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,762 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 688 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,355 11.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,234 100.0   Greek 629 0.5
With a disability 1,405 8.7   Hungarian 729 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 90,216 100.0   Irish¹ 14,638 11.4
With a disability 12,084 13.4   Italian 5,885 4.6
 Percent employed 65.9 (X)   Lithuanian 453 0.4
No disability 78,132 86.6   Norwegian 1,256 1.0
 Percent employed 83.0 (X)   Polish 3,048 2.4
     Population 65 years and over 10,486 100.0   Portuguese 292 0.2
With a disability 4,070 38.8   Russian 1,665 1.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,581 2.0
        Scottish 3,255 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 479 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 120,272 100.0   Subsaharan African 8,500 6.6
Same house in 1995 44,100 36.7   Swedish 1,323 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 64,796 53.9   Swiss 462 0.4
 Same county 18,747 15.6   Ukrainian 405 0.3
 Different county 46,049 38.3   United States or American 3,904 3.0
  Same state 19,941 16.6   Welsh 967 0.8
  Different state 26,108 21.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 729 0.6
Elsewhere in 1995 11,376 9.5   Other ancestries 52,655 41.0
 
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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