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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: King 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 1,737,034 100.0
      enrolled in school 444,560 100.0   Native 1,468,749 84.6
Nursery school, preschool 31,153 7.0       Born in United States 1,444,144 83.1
Kindergarten 21,552 4.8           State of residence 745,973 42.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 178,889 40.2           Different state 698,171 40.2
High school (grades 9-12) 87,382 19.7       Born outside United States 24,605 1.4
College or graduate school 125,584 28.2   Foreign born 268,285 15.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 131,848 7.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 118,436 6.8
  Population 25 years and over 1,188,740 100.0       Not a citizen 149,849 8.6
Less than 9th grade 40,702 3.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 75,026 6.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 227,931 19.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 268,267 100.0
Some college, no degree 280,812 23.6   Europe 52,886 19.7
Associate degree 89,321 7.5   Asia 137,967 51.4
Bachelor's degree 316,451 26.6   Africa 14,232 5.3
Graduate or professional degree 158,497 13.3   Oceania 4,489 1.7
        Latin America 41,066 15.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.3 (X)   Northern America 17,627 6.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 40.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,632,553 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,410,887 100.0   English only 1,332,933 81.6
Never married 440,380 31.2   Language other than English 299,620 18.4
Now married, except separated 722,604 51.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 137,671 8.4
Separated 20,642 1.5   Spanish 69,351 4.2
Widowed 68,436 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32,382 2.0
 Female 55,929 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 75,204 4.6
Divorced 158,825 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26,460 1.6
 Female 91,294 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 137,921 8.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 72,219 4.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,737,034 100.0
           under 18 years 22,616 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,965,101 113.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 7,903 34.9   Arab 7,062 0.4
        Czech¹ 11,365 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 21,022 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,346,022 100.0   Dutch 34,016 2.0
Civilian veterans 163,815 12.2   English 209,263 12.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 59,696 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14,077 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 292,504 16.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 349,496 100.0   Greek 7,331 0.4
With a disability 25,048 7.2   Hungarian 7,514 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,092,800 100.0   Irish¹ 193,834 11.2
With a disability 165,148 15.1   Italian 63,452 3.7
 Percent employed 62.6 (X)   Lithuanian 3,491 0.2
No disability 927,652 84.9   Norwegian 105,043 6.0
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 35,171 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 175,083 100.0   Portuguese 4,859 0.3
With a disability 69,647 39.8   Russian 25,315 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 35,755 2.1
        Scottish 56,205 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,805 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 1,632,553 100.0   Subsaharan African 18,693 1.1
Same house in 1995 777,858 47.6   Swedish 64,096 3.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 778,624 47.7   Swiss 10,537 0.6
 Same county 489,434 30.0   Ukrainian 11,512 0.7
 Different county 289,190 17.7   United States or American 66,981 3.9
  Same state 97,379 6.0   Welsh 18,986 1.1
  Different state 191,811 11.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,180 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 76,071 4.7   Other ancestries 583,336 33.6
 
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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