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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whitman 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 40,740 100.0
      enrolled in school 20,964 100.0   Native 37,619 92.3
Nursery school, preschool 586 2.8       Born in United States 37,053 90.9
Kindergarten 466 2.2           State of residence 21,174 52.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,201 15.3           Different state 15,879 39.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,653 7.9       Born outside United States 566 1.4
College or graduate school 15,058 71.8   Foreign born 3,121 7.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,267 5.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 851 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 20,070 100.0       Not a citizen 2,270 5.6
Less than 9th grade 381 1.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,063 5.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,849 19.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,121 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,439 22.1   Europe 435 13.9
Associate degree 1,499 7.5   Asia 1,920 61.5
Bachelor's degree 4,850 24.2   Africa 159 5.1
Graduate or professional degree 3,989 19.9   Oceania 71 2.3
        Latin America 343 11.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 92.8 (X)   Northern America 193 6.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 44.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,789 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 34,678 100.0   English only 34,528 89.0
Never married 15,322 44.2   Language other than English 4,261 11.0
Now married, except separated 15,859 45.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,516 3.9
Separated 313 0.9   Spanish 1,239 3.2
Widowed 1,217 3.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 345 0.9
 Female 996 2.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,158 3.0
Divorced 1,967 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 221 0.6
 Female 1,112 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,707 4.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 918 2.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,740 100.0
           under 18 years 194 100.0     Total ancestries reported 44,900 110.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 95 49.0   Arab 99 0.2
        Czech¹ 365 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 531 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,352 100.0   Dutch 1,025 2.5
Civilian veterans 3,023 9.1   English 5,256 12.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,346 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 392 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,977 24.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,746 100.0   Greek 87 0.2
With a disability 726 6.2   Hungarian 73 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,168 100.0   Irish¹ 4,473 11.0
With a disability 2,715 11.7   Italian 1,134 2.8
 Percent employed 60.0 (X)   Lithuanian 63 0.2
No disability 20,453 88.3   Norwegian 2,903 7.1
 Percent employed 70.0 (X)   Polish 579 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 3,603 100.0   Portuguese 79 0.2
With a disability 1,366 37.9   Russian 302 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 943 2.3
        Scottish 1,296 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 25 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 38,789 100.0   Subsaharan African 155 0.4
Same house in 1995 14,737 38.0   Swedish 1,450 3.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,371 57.7   Swiss 293 0.7
 Same county 5,578 14.4   Ukrainian 142 0.3
 Different county 16,793 43.3   United States or American 2,695 6.6
  Same state 12,244 31.6   Welsh 351 0.9
  Different state 4,549 11.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,681 4.3   Other ancestries 8,847 21.7
 
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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