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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wahkiakum 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 3,824 100.0
      enrolled in school 912 100.0   Native 3,774 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 95 10.4       Born in United States 3,758 98.3
Kindergarten 36 3.9           State of residence 1,987 52.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 393 43.1           Different state 1,771 46.3
High school (grades 9-12) 261 28.6       Born outside United States 16 0.4
College or graduate school 127 13.9   Foreign born 50 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 0 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 35 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 2,715 100.0       Not a citizen 15 0.4
Less than 9th grade 102 3.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 327 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 873 32.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 50 100.0
Some college, no degree 846 31.2   Europe 28 56.0
Associate degree 166 6.1   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 260 9.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 141 5.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 13 26.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.2 (X)   Northern America 9 18.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,615 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,127 100.0   English only 3,458 95.7
Never married 571 18.3   Language other than English 157 4.3
Now married, except separated 1,942 62.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.7
Separated 47 1.5   Spanish 100 2.8
Widowed 219 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.4
 Female 169 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 38 1.1
Divorced 348 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 153 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,824 100.0
           under 18 years 42 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,790 99.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 22 52.4   Arab 15 0.4
        Czech¹ 21 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 76 2.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,929 100.0   Dutch 62 1.6
Civilian veterans 545 18.6   English 391 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 79 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 91 2.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 702 18.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 781 100.0   Greek 2 0.1
With a disability 67 8.6   Hungarian 3 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,098 100.0   Irish¹ 418 10.9
With a disability 483 23.0   Italian 76 2.0
 Percent employed 47.8 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.2
No disability 1,615 77.0   Norwegian 408 10.7
 Percent employed 72.6 (X)   Polish 52 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 677 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.2
With a disability 276 40.8   Russian 10 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 120 3.1
        Scottish 75 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,615 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,248 62.2   Swedish 281 7.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,366 37.8   Swiss 52 1.4
 Same county 445 12.3   Ukrainian 2 0.1
 Different county 921 25.5   United States or American 287 7.5
  Same state 589 16.3   Welsh 20 0.5
  Different state 332 9.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1 0.0   Other ancestries 534 14.0
 
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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