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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Skagit 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 102,979 100.0
      enrolled in school 26,225 100.0   Native 93,886 91.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,606 6.1       Born in United States 92,717 90.0
Kindergarten 1,444 5.5           State of residence 55,728 54.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 12,694 48.4           Different state 36,989 35.9
High school (grades 9-12) 6,386 24.4       Born outside United States 1,169 1.1
College or graduate school 4,095 15.6   Foreign born 9,093 8.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,538 4.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,985 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 66,959 100.0       Not a citizen 6,108 5.9
Less than 9th grade 3,680 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,066 10.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,642 26.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,093 100.0
Some college, no degree 18,852 28.2   Europe 1,467 16.1
Associate degree 5,815 8.7   Asia 1,172 12.9
Bachelor's degree 9,219 13.8   Africa 34 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 4,685 7.0   Oceania 58 0.6
        Latin America 5,360 58.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.0 (X)   Northern America 1,002 11.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 96,277 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 80,900 100.0   English only 85,002 88.3
Never married 17,846 22.1   Language other than English 11,275 11.7
Now married, except separated 47,326 58.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,069 6.3
Separated 1,559 1.9   Spanish 8,255 8.6
Widowed 5,035 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,964 5.2
 Female 4,073 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,758 1.8
Divorced 9,134 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 542 0.6
 Female 5,034 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,104 1.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 496 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 102,979 100.0
           under 18 years 1,479 100.0     Total ancestries reported 111,218 108.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 517 35.0   Arab 121 0.1
        Czech¹ 689 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,431 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 75,444 100.0   Dutch 4,047 3.9
Civilian veterans 13,074 17.3   English 13,983 13.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,800 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,060 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,833 16.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 24,733 100.0   Greek 209 0.2
With a disability 2,242 9.1   Hungarian 189 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 55,636 100.0   Irish¹ 11,372 11.0
With a disability 10,138 18.2   Italian 2,665 2.6
 Percent employed 55.9 (X)   Lithuanian 128 0.1
No disability 45,498 81.8   Norwegian 9,407 9.1
 Percent employed 76.5 (X)   Polish 1,171 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 14,350 100.0   Portuguese 241 0.2
With a disability 5,959 41.5   Russian 548 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 2,598 2.5
        Scottish 3,664 3.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 136 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 96,277 100.0   Subsaharan African 46 0.0
Same house in 1995 48,349 50.2   Swedish 5,269 5.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 45,368 47.1   Swiss 515 0.5
 Same county 24,854 25.8   Ukrainian 325 0.3
 Different county 20,514 21.3   United States or American 5,351 5.2
  Same state 12,133 12.6   Welsh 1,040 1.0
  Different state 8,381 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,560 2.7   Other ancestries 24,362 23.7
 
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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