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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Spokane 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 417,939 100.0
      enrolled in school 117,842 100.0   Native 399,228 95.5
Nursery school, preschool 6,620 5.6       Born in United States 394,184 94.3
Kindergarten 5,952 5.1           State of residence 219,791 52.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 48,350 41.0           Different state 174,393 41.7
High school (grades 9-12) 26,238 22.3       Born outside United States 5,044 1.2
College or graduate school 30,682 26.0   Foreign born 18,711 4.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,131 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,051 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 266,829 100.0       Not a citizen 10,660 2.6
Less than 9th grade 7,779 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21,310 8.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 71,428 26.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 18,711 100.0
Some college, no degree 72,627 27.2   Europe 7,836 41.9
Associate degree 26,921 10.1   Asia 6,075 32.5
Bachelor's degree 43,512 16.3   Africa 232 1.2
Graduate or professional degree 23,252 8.7   Oceania 153 0.8
        Latin America 1,555 8.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.1 (X)   Northern America 2,860 15.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 390,366 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 330,037 100.0   English only 364,642 93.4
Never married 83,453 25.3   Language other than English 25,724 6.6
Now married, except separated 180,103 54.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,384 2.7
Separated 5,441 1.6   Spanish 7,930 2.0
Widowed 20,430 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,284 0.6
 Female 16,647 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 11,523 3.0
Divorced 40,610 12.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,042 1.3
 Female 23,793 7.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,431 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,714 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 417,939 100.0
           under 18 years 4,932 100.0     Total ancestries reported 454,760 108.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,072 42.0   Arab 933 0.2
        Czech¹ 2,495 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5,358 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 307,944 100.0   Dutch 8,933 2.1
Civilian veterans 52,152 16.9   English 51,524 12.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 17,453 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,982 1.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 99,448 23.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 99,043 100.0   Greek 1,441 0.3
With a disability 7,331 7.4   Hungarian 1,192 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 231,944 100.0   Irish¹ 57,172 13.7
With a disability 43,847 18.9   Italian 16,638 4.0
 Percent employed 53.0 (X)   Lithuanian 405 0.1
No disability 188,097 81.1   Norwegian 27,746 6.6
 Percent employed 78.3 (X)   Polish 7,053 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 49,745 100.0   Portuguese 971 0.2
With a disability 21,491 43.2   Russian 5,290 1.3
        Scotch-Irish 10,103 2.4
        Scottish 12,244 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 333 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 390,366 100.0   Subsaharan African 551 0.1
Same house in 1995 198,457 50.8   Swedish 15,243 3.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 184,104 47.2   Swiss 2,218 0.5
 Same county 115,198 29.5   Ukrainian 2,447 0.6
 Different county 68,906 17.7   United States or American 24,383 5.8
  Same state 28,988 7.4   Welsh 4,902 1.2
  Different state 39,918 10.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 122 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 7,805 2.0   Other ancestries 73,180 17.5
 
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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