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Social Statistics

California

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school10,129,990100.0
Nursery school, preschool547,0665.4
Kindergarten554,3615.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)4,349,86742.9
High school (grades 9-12)2,122,09820.9
College or graduate school2,556,59825.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over21,298,900100.0
Less than 9th grade2,446,32411.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma2,496,41911.7
High school graduate (includes equivalency)4,288,45220.1
Some college, no degree4,879,33622.9
Associate degree1,518,4037.1
Bachelor's degree3,640,15717.1
Graduate or professional degree2,029,8099.5
Percent high school graduate or higher76.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher26.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over26,076,163100.0
Never married7,843,90730.1
Now married, except separated13,657,20152.4
Separated642,6702.5
Widowed1,457,8185.6
Female
1,179,6384.5
Divorced2,474,5679.5
Female
1,457,5105.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years928,290100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren294,96931.8
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over24,501,941100.0
Civilian veterans2,569,34010.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years8,172,459100.0
With a disability609,2717.5
Population 21 to 64 years19,210,794100.0
With a disability3,848,49720.0
Percent employed
54.9(X)
No disability15,362,29780.0
Percent employed
73.1(X)
Population 65 years and over3,469,810100.0
With a disability1,465,59342.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over31,416,629100.0
Same house in 199515,757,53950.2
Different house in the U.S. in 199514,251,43245.4
Same county
9,714,48130.9
Different county
4,536,95114.4
Same state
3,087,9879.8
Different state
1,448,9644.6
Elsewhere in 19951,407,6584.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population33,871,648100.0
Native25,007,39373.8
Born in United States
24,633,72072.7
State of residence
17,019,09750.2
Different state
7,614,62322.5
Born outside United States
373,6731.1
Foreign born8,864,25526.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
3,270,7469.7
Naturalized citizen
3,473,26610.3
Not a citizen
5,390,98915.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)8,864,188100.0
Europe696,5787.9
Asia2,918,64232.9
Africa113,2551.3
Oceania67,1310.8
Latin America4,926,80355.6
Northern America141,7791.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over31,416,629100.0
English only19,014,87360.5
Language other than English12,401,75639.5
Speak English less than 'very well
6,277,77920.0
Spanish
8,105,50525.8
Speak English less than "very well"
4,303,94913.7
Other Indo-European languages
1,335,3324.3
Speak English less than "very well"
453,5891.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
2,709,1798.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1,438,5884.6
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population33,871,648100.0

Total ancestries reported

35,569,389105.0
Arab192,8870.6
Czech1118,8890.4
Danish207,0300.6
Dutch417,3821.2
English2,521,3557.4
French (except Basque)1783,5762.3
French Canadian1148,2650.4
German3,332,3969.8
Greek125,2840.4
Hungarian133,9880.4
Irish12,622,0897.7
Italian1,450,8844.3
Lithuanian51,4060.2
Norwegian436,1281.3
Polish491,3251.5
Portuguese330,9741.0
Russian402,4801.2
Scotch-Irish410,3101.2
Scottish541,8901.6
Slovak24,5350.1
Subsaharan African184,9210.5
Swedish459,8971.4
Swiss115,4850.3
Ukrainian83,1250.2
United States or American1,140,8303.4
Welsh188,4140.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)63,6390.2
Other ancestries18,590,00554.9
(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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