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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mason 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 25,957 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,443 100.0   Native 25,831 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 247 4.5       Born in United States 25,752 99.2
Kindergarten 396 7.3           State of residence 17,959 69.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,581 47.4           Different state 7,793 30.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,467 27.0       Born outside United States 79 0.3
College or graduate school 752 13.8   Foreign born 126 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 64 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 49 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 17,947 100.0       Not a citizen 77 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,085 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,863 16.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,296 46.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 126 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,401 13.4   Europe 28 22.2
Associate degree 728 4.1   Asia 88 69.8
Bachelor's degree 880 4.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 694 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 7 5.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.4 (X)   Northern America 3 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,482 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,195 100.0   English only 24,075 98.3
Never married 3,905 18.4   Language other than English 407 1.7
Now married, except separated 13,004 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 85 0.3
Separated 263 1.2   Spanish 145 0.6
Widowed 1,771 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.1
 Female 1,397 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 237 1.0
Divorced 2,252 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.2
 Female 1,158 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,957 100.0
           under 18 years 372 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,540 67.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 207 55.6   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 8 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,072 100.0   Dutch 409 1.6
Civilian veterans 2,759 13.7   English 2,279 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 274 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,932 11.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,370 100.0   Greek 28 0.1
With a disability 514 9.6   Hungarian 10 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,035 100.0   Irish¹ 1,866 7.2
With a disability 3,752 25.0   Italian 320 1.2
 Percent employed 34.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 11,283 75.0   Norwegian 10 0.0
 Percent employed 64.2 (X)   Polish 52 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,780 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 1,738 46.0   Russian 41 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 399 1.5
        Scottish 243 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 24,482 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.0
Same house in 1995 16,310 66.6   Swedish 47 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,150 33.3   Swiss 24 0.1
 Same county 5,252 21.5   Ukrainian 13 0.1
 Different county 2,898 11.8   United States or American 6,261 24.1
  Same state 1,203 4.9   Welsh 196 0.8
  Different state 1,695 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 22 0.1   Other ancestries 2,097 8.1
 
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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