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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lewis 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 16,919 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,644 100.0   Native 16,829 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 262 7.2       Born in United States 16,771 99.1
Kindergarten 250 6.9           State of residence 14,356 84.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,720 47.2           Different state 2,415 14.3
High school (grades 9-12) 953 26.2       Born outside United States 58 0.3
College or graduate school 459 12.6   Foreign born 90 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 50 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 11,872 100.0       Not a citizen 40 0.2
Less than 9th grade 1,397 11.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,725 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,237 44.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 90 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,883 15.9   Europe 32 35.6
Associate degree 296 2.5   Asia 40 44.4
Bachelor's degree 836 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 498 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 13 14.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.7 (X)   Northern America 5 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,027 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,812 100.0   English only 15,794 98.5
Never married 2,855 20.7   Language other than English 233 1.5
Now married, except separated 8,072 58.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
Separated 165 1.2   Spanish 74 0.5
Widowed 1,287 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 1,065 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 107 0.7
Divorced 1,433 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
 Female 801 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.2
                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 16,919 100.0
           under 18 years 322 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,938 70.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 181 56.2   Arab 43 0.3
        Czech¹ 18 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,133 100.0   Dutch 290 1.7
Civilian veterans 1,950 14.8   English 1,510 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 155 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 23 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,421 14.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,429 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 249 7.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,641 100.0   Irish¹ 1,459 8.6
With a disability 2,708 28.1   Italian 265 1.6
 Percent employed 42.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,933 71.9   Norwegian 33 0.2
 Percent employed 73.1 (X)   Polish 138 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,695 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,353 50.2   Russian 15 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 223 1.3
        Scottish 271 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,027 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,030 62.6   Swedish 62 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,944 37.1   Swiss 34 0.2
 Same county 3,610 22.5   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 2,334 14.6   United States or American 3,709 21.9
  Same state 1,445 9.0   Welsh 92 0.5
  Different state 889 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 53 0.3   Other ancestries 1,158 6.8
 
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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