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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cowlitz 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 92,948 100.0
      enrolled in school 23,679 100.0   Native 89,496 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 1,683 7.1       Born in United States 88,966 95.7
Kindergarten 1,438 6.1           State of residence 50,139 53.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,376 48.0           Different state 38,827 41.8
High school (grades 9-12) 5,580 23.6       Born outside United States 530 0.6
College or graduate school 3,602 15.2   Foreign born 3,452 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,474 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,478 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 60,355 100.0       Not a citizen 1,974 2.1
Less than 9th grade 2,450 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,710 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,760 32.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,452 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,396 28.8   Europe 662 19.2
Associate degree 5,023 8.3   Asia 892 25.8
Bachelor's degree 5,048 8.4   Africa 10 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 2,968 4.9   Oceania 63 1.8
        Latin America 1,318 38.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.2 (X)   Northern America 507 14.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 86,502 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 72,283 100.0   English only 81,312 94.0
Never married 14,969 20.7   Language other than English 5,190 6.0
Now married, except separated 42,110 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,410 2.8
Separated 1,343 1.9   Spanish 3,024 3.5
Widowed 4,886 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,476 1.7
 Female 4,001 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 937 1.1
Divorced 8,975 12.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 263 0.3
 Female 4,715 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,070 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 637 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 92,948 100.0
           under 18 years 1,465 100.0     Total ancestries reported 94,689 101.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 707 48.3   Arab 95 0.1
        Czech¹ 454 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,055 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 67,987 100.0   Dutch 2,216 2.4
Civilian veterans 11,228 16.5   English 10,661 11.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,328 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,068 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,996 19.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 21,935 100.0   Greek 264 0.3
With a disability 1,675 7.6   Hungarian 172 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 51,723 100.0   Irish¹ 10,277 11.1
With a disability 11,399 22.0   Italian 2,356 2.5
 Percent employed 52.1 (X)   Lithuanian 55 0.1
No disability 40,324 78.0   Norwegian 6,183 6.7
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 1,266 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 11,771 100.0   Portuguese 227 0.2
With a disability 5,464 46.4   Russian 582 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,854 2.0
        Scottish 2,532 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 18 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 86,502 100.0   Subsaharan African 48 0.1
Same house in 1995 45,512 52.6   Swedish 2,941 3.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 40,156 46.4   Swiss 528 0.6
 Same county 25,584 29.6   Ukrainian 123 0.1
 Different county 14,572 16.8   United States or American 7,652 8.2
  Same state 6,213 7.2   Welsh 781 0.8
  Different state 8,359 9.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 57 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 834 1.0   Other ancestries 19,900 21.4
 
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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