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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataCalifornia

Social Statistics

Downey, California

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school34,387100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,6244.7
Kindergarten1,8135.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)14,39041.8
High school (grades 9-12)8,00623.3
College or graduate school8,55424.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over65,773100.0
Less than 9th grade8,34512.7
9th to 12th grade, no diploma9,86515.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)16,40324.9
Some college, no degree15,21623.1
Associate degree4,5817.0
Bachelor's degree7,84211.9
Graduate or professional degree3,5215.4
Percent high school graduate or higher72.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher17.3(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over81,123100.0
Never married24,70830.5
Now married, except separated41,73651.4
Separated2,3522.9
Widowed5,2096.4
Female
4,2235.2
Divorced7,1188.8
Female
4,4665.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years3,611100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,13031.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over75,972100.0
Civilian veterans6,0147.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years26,717100.0
With a disability2,0967.8
Population 21 to 64 years59,074100.0
With a disability12,75021.6
Percent employed
56.0(X)
No disability46,32478.4
Percent employed
71.3(X)
Population 65 years and over11,621100.0
With a disability5,11544.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over98,790100.0
Same house in 199549,70450.3
Different house in the U.S. in 199545,56246.1
Same county
40,85441.4
Different county
4,7084.8
Same state
3,1333.2
Different state
1,5751.6
Elsewhere in 19953,5243.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population107,323100.0
Native69,39864.7
Born in United States
68,31363.7
State of residence
53,78250.1
Different state
14,53113.5
Born outside United States
1,0851.0
Foreign born37,92535.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
9,6909.0
Naturalized citizen
17,24116.1
Not a citizen
20,68419.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)37,925100.0
Europe1,7934.7
Asia6,25216.5
Africa8242.2
Oceania650.2
Latin America28,51475.2
Northern America4771.3
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over98,790100.0
English only39,22439.7
Language other than English59,56660.3
Speak English less than 'very well
25,97826.3
Spanish
48,82649.4
Speak English less than "very well"
20,72021.0
Other Indo-European languages
3,1183.2
Speak English less than "very well"
1,2111.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
6,1586.2
Speak English less than "very well"
3,5323.6
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population107,323100.0

Total ancestries reported

109,598102.1
Arab1,7241.6
Czech12190.2
Danish3080.3
Dutch8880.8
English4,5454.2
French (except Basque)11,6351.5
French Canadian18050.8
German6,1995.8
Greek5410.5
Hungarian3250.3
Irish14,3834.1
Italian3,3233.1
Lithuanian230.0
Norwegian7390.7
Polish6780.6
Portuguese2170.2
Russian7030.7
Scotch-Irish1,0381.0
Scottish1,0070.9
Slovak520.0
Subsaharan African4240.4
Swedish6780.6
Swiss1180.1
Ukrainian1450.1
United States or American2,8692.7
Welsh3530.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)980.1
Other ancestries75,56170.4
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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