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Social Statistics

United States

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school76,632,927100.0
Nursery school, preschool4,957,5826.5
Kindergarten4,157,4915.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)33,653,64143.9
High school (grades 9-12)16,380,95121.4
College or graduate school17,483,26222.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over182,211,639100.0
Less than 9th grade13,755,4777.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma21,960,14812.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)52,168,98128.6
Some college, no degree38,351,59521.0
Associate degree11,512,8336.3
Bachelor's degree28,317,79215.5
Graduate or professional degree16,144,8138.9
Percent high school graduate or higher80.4(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher24.4(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over221,148,671100.0
Never married59,913,37027.1
Now married, except separated120,231,27354.4
Separated4,769,2202.2
Widowed14,674,5006.6
Female
11,975,3255.4
Divorced21,560,3089.7
Female
12,305,2945.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years5,771,671100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren2,426,73042.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over208,130,352100.0
Civilian veterans26,403,70312.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years64,689,357100.0
With a disability5,214,3348.1
Population 21 to 64 years159,131,544100.0
With a disability30,553,79619.2
Percent employed
56.6(X)
No disability128,577,74880.8
Percent employed
77.2(X)
Population 65 years and over33,346,626100.0
With a disability13,978,11841.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over262,375,152100.0
Same house in 1995142,027,47854.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995112,851,82843.0
Same county
65,435,01324.9
Different county
47,416,81518.1
Same state
25,327,3559.7
Different state
22,089,4608.4
Elsewhere in 19957,495,8462.9
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population281,421,906100.0
Native250,314,01788.9
Born in United States
246,786,46687.7
State of residence
168,729,38860.0
Different state
78,057,07827.7
Born outside United States
3,527,5511.3
Foreign born31,107,88911.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
13,178,2764.7
Naturalized citizen
12,542,6264.5
Not a citizen
18,565,2636.6
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)31,107,573100.0
Europe4,915,55715.8
Asia8,226,25426.4
Africa881,3002.8
Oceania168,0460.5
Latin America16,086,97451.7
Northern America829,4422.7
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over262,375,152100.0
English only215,423,55782.1
Language other than English46,951,59517.9
Speak English less than 'very well
21,320,4078.1
Spanish
28,101,05210.7
Speak English less than "very well"
13,751,2565.2
Other Indo-European languages
10,017,9893.8
Speak English less than "very well"
3,390,3011.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
6,960,0652.7
Speak English less than "very well"
3,590,0241.4
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population281,421,906100.0

Total ancestries reported

287,304,886102.1
Arab1,202,8710.4
Czech11,703,9300.6
Danish1,430,8970.5
Dutch4,542,4941.6
English24,515,1388.7
French (except Basque)18,325,5093.0
French Canadian12,435,0980.9
German42,885,16215.2
Greek1,153,3070.4
Hungarian1,398,7240.5
Irish130,594,13010.9
Italian15,723,5555.6
Lithuanian659,9920.2
Norwegian4,477,7251.6
Polish8,977,4443.2
Portuguese1,177,1120.4
Russian2,652,2140.9
Scotch-Irish4,319,2321.5
Scottish4,890,5811.7
Slovak797,7640.3
Subsaharan African1,781,8770.6
Swedish3,998,3101.4
Swiss911,5020.3
Ukrainian892,9220.3
United States or American20,625,0937.3
Welsh1,753,7940.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1,869,5040.7
Other ancestries91,609,00532.6
(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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