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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbia 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 52,468 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,494 100.0   Native 51,775 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 772 6.2       Born in United States 51,570 98.3
Kindergarten 612 4.9           State of residence 41,919 79.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,150 49.2           Different state 9,651 18.4
High school (grades 9-12) 3,292 26.3       Born outside United States 205 0.4
College or graduate school 1,668 13.4   Foreign born 693 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 273 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 293 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 35,529 100.0       Not a citizen 400 0.8
Less than 9th grade 1,654 4.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,250 9.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,108 39.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 693 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,717 21.7   Europe 333 48.1
Associate degree 2,859 8.0   Asia 137 19.8
Bachelor's degree 4,074 11.5   Africa 14 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,867 5.3   Oceania 5 0.7
        Latin America 150 21.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.2 (X)   Northern America 54 7.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 49,239 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 41,727 100.0   English only 46,995 95.4
Never married 8,975 21.5   Language other than English 2,244 4.6
Now married, except separated 25,684 61.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 782 1.6
Separated 449 1.1   Spanish 1,095 2.2
Widowed 2,935 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 336 0.7
 Female 2,382 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 940 1.9
Divorced 3,684 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 354 0.7
 Female 1,881 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 145 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 52,468 100.0
           under 18 years 427 100.0     Total ancestries reported 62,454 119.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 117 27.4   Arab 19 0.0
        Czech¹ 1,010 1.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 553 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 39,224 100.0   Dutch 1,990 3.8
Civilian veterans 5,616 14.3   English 4,960 9.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,468 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 370 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 25,255 48.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,567 100.0   Greek 60 0.1
With a disability 757 6.5   Hungarian 136 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,133 100.0   Irish¹ 6,578 12.5
With a disability 4,434 15.2   Italian 973 1.9
 Percent employed 68.9 (X)   Lithuanian 137 0.3
No disability 24,699 84.8   Norwegian 6,463 12.3
 Percent employed 85.2 (X)   Polish 2,759 5.3
     Population 65 years and over 7,055 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 2,458 34.8   Russian 104 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 544 1.0
        Scottish 924 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 26 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 49,239 100.0   Subsaharan African 35 0.1
Same house in 1995 29,105 59.1   Swedish 1,000 1.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,886 40.4   Swiss 821 1.6
 Same county 9,038 18.4   Ukrainian 63 0.1
 Different county 10,848 22.0   United States or American 2,130 4.1
  Same state 8,472 17.2   Welsh 676 1.3
  Different state 2,376 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 248 0.5   Other ancestries 3,383 6.4
 
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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