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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus Data

Social Statistics

District of Columbia

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school157,475100.0
Nursery school, preschool9,4096.0
Kindergarten7,4004.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)54,47434.6
High school (grades 9-12)26,69417.0
College or graduate school59,49837.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over384,535100.0
Less than 9th grade29,8037.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma55,44614.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)79,16920.6
Some college, no degree59,28115.4
Associate degree10,5992.8
Bachelor's degree69,49618.1
Graduate or professional degree80,74121.0
Percent high school graduate or higher77.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher39.1(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over474,417100.0
Never married229,80648.4
Now married, except separated141,99229.9
Separated19,7464.2
Widowed36,8297.8
Female
29,4206.2
Divorced46,0449.7
Female
26,9445.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years16,842100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren8,18348.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over454,454100.0
Civilian veterans44,4849.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years112,797100.0
With a disability11,28810.0
Population 21 to 64 years349,658100.0
With a disability76,41221.9
Percent employed
52.8(X)
No disability273,24678.1
Percent employed
73.4(X)
Population 65 years and over66,478100.0
With a disability28,28042.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over539,658100.0
Same house in 1995269,29949.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995239,96044.5
Same county
126,93123.5
Different county
113,02920.9
Same state
00.0
Different state
113,02920.9
Elsewhere in 199530,3995.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population572,059100.0
Native498,49887.1
Born in United States
491,36385.9
State of residence
224,35239.2
Different state
267,01146.7
Born outside United States
7,1351.2
Foreign born73,56112.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
37,5336.6
Naturalized citizen
22,0503.9
Not a citizen
51,5119.0
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)73,555100.0
Europe12,90917.6
Asia12,50317.0
Africa9,20812.5
Oceania5850.8
Latin America37,07950.4
Northern America1,2711.7
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over539,658100.0
English only449,24183.2
Language other than English90,41716.8
Speak English less than 'very well
38,2367.1
Spanish
49,4619.2
Speak English less than "very well"
25,3554.7
Other Indo-European languages
23,7214.4
Speak English less than "very well"
5,8151.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
8,9741.7
Speak English less than "very well"
4,5080.8
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population572,059100.0

Total ancestries reported

524,57791.7
Arab3,1200.5
Czech11,5780.3
Danish1,0470.2
Dutch2,8790.5
English25,2144.4
French (except Basque)16,9421.2
French Canadian11,4310.3
German27,4154.8
Greek1,8930.3
Hungarian2,0480.4
Irish128,2074.9
Italian12,5872.2
Lithuanian1,1560.2
Norwegian2,3360.4
Polish7,9101.4
Portuguese6820.1
Russian8,3381.5
Scotch-Irish4,1850.7
Scottish6,5361.1
Slovak6400.1
Subsaharan African16,0002.8
Swedish3,0130.5
Swiss1,1530.2
Ukrainian1,2470.2
United States or American9,9191.7
Welsh2,0670.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)7,8611.4
Other ancestries337,17358.9
(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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