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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kittitas 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 33,362 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,277 100.0   Native 31,582 94.7
Nursery school, preschool 394 3.2       Born in United States 31,276 93.7
Kindergarten 372 3.0           State of residence 20,048 60.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,097 25.2           Different state 11,228 33.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,735 14.1       Born outside United States 306 0.9
College or graduate school 6,679 54.4   Foreign born 1,780 5.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 972 2.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 620 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 19,303 100.0       Not a citizen 1,160 3.5
Less than 9th grade 759 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,712 8.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,984 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,780 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,693 24.3   Europe 329 18.5
Associate degree 1,096 5.7   Asia 475 26.7
Bachelor's degree 3,257 16.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,802 9.3   Oceania 71 4.0
        Latin America 763 42.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.2 (X)   Northern America 142 8.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,673 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 27,836 100.0   English only 29,220 92.3
Never married 9,629 34.6   Language other than English 2,453 7.7
Now married, except separated 13,772 49.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,153 3.6
Separated 324 1.2   Spanish 1,410 4.5
Widowed 1,351 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 728 2.3
 Female 1,027 3.7   Other Indo-European languages 489 1.5
Divorced 2,760 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 139 0.4
 Female 1,393 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 464 1.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 251 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,362 100.0
           under 18 years 224 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,057 108.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 93 41.5   Arab 23 0.1
        Czech¹ 213 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 468 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,481 100.0   Dutch 1,082 3.2
Civilian veterans 3,391 12.8   English 4,493 13.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,125 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 336 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,253 21.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,289 100.0   Greek 57 0.2
With a disability 697 8.4   Hungarian 62 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,401 100.0   Irish¹ 3,734 11.2
With a disability 3,508 18.1   Italian 1,383 4.1
 Percent employed 59.8 (X)   Lithuanian 48 0.1
No disability 15,893 81.9   Norwegian 2,224 6.7
 Percent employed 70.6 (X)   Polish 629 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,777 100.0   Portuguese 100 0.3
With a disability 1,555 41.2   Russian 184 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 901 2.7
        Scottish 942 2.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 36 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 31,673 100.0   Subsaharan African 53 0.2
Same house in 1995 13,949 44.0   Swedish 1,156 3.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,044 53.8   Swiss 159 0.5
 Same county 5,928 18.7   Ukrainian 40 0.1
 Different county 11,116 35.1   United States or American 2,008 6.0
  Same state 8,774 27.7   Welsh 359 1.1
  Different state 2,342 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 680 2.1   Other ancestries 6,973 20.9
 
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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