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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dane 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 426,526 100.0
      enrolled in school 132,595 100.0   Native 399,740 93.7
Nursery school, preschool 7,434 5.6       Born in United States 396,780 93.0
Kindergarten 5,117 3.9           State of residence 279,829 65.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 44,406 33.5           Different state 116,951 27.4
High school (grades 9-12) 21,894 16.5       Born outside United States 2,960 0.7
College or graduate school 53,744 40.5   Foreign born 26,786 6.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 16,484 3.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 7,822 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 269,998 100.0       Not a citizen 18,964 4.4
Less than 9th grade 7,932 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,245 4.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 60,220 22.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 26,786 100.0
Some college, no degree 54,830 20.3   Europe 4,816 18.0
Associate degree 24,048 8.9   Asia 11,719 43.8
Bachelor's degree 66,944 24.8   Africa 1,367 5.1
Graduate or professional degree 42,779 15.8   Oceania 172 0.6
        Latin America 7,655 28.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 92.2 (X)   Northern America 1,057 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 40.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 401,058 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 346,794 100.0   English only 363,563 90.7
Never married 120,603 34.8   Language other than English 37,495 9.3
Now married, except separated 176,915 51.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15,283 3.8
Separated 3,842 1.1   Spanish 15,313 3.8
Widowed 13,945 4.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,173 1.8
 Female 11,472 3.3   Other Indo-European languages 10,488 2.6
Divorced 31,489 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,385 0.6
 Female 18,155 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10,179 2.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,289 1.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 426,526 100.0
           under 18 years 2,644 100.0     Total ancestries reported 538,830 126.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 957 36.2   Arab 1,258 0.3
        Czech¹ 7,546 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5,553 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 330,439 100.0   Dutch 8,540 2.0
Civilian veterans 33,300 10.1   English 41,443 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,961 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,968 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 172,416 40.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 96,445 100.0   Greek 1,613 0.4
With a disability 7,643 7.9   Hungarian 1,684 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 261,757 100.0   Irish¹ 61,107 14.3
With a disability 30,185 11.5   Italian 14,224 3.3
 Percent employed 67.5 (X)   Lithuanian 1,074 0.3
No disability 231,572 88.5   Norwegian 57,990 13.6
 Percent employed 85.8 (X)   Polish 21,203 5.0
     Population 65 years and over 37,726 100.0   Portuguese 284 0.1
With a disability 13,144 34.8   Russian 4,235 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 4,727 1.1
        Scottish 7,275 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 563 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 401,058 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,955 0.5
Same house in 1995 185,078 46.1   Swedish 10,943 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 204,248 50.9   Swiss 10,296 2.4
 Same county 118,975 29.7   Ukrainian 931 0.2
 Different county 85,273 21.3   United States or American 13,393 3.1
  Same state 43,347 10.8   Welsh 3,624 0.8
  Different state 41,926 10.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 409 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 11,732 2.9   Other ancestries 67,615 15.9
 
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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