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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataWashington

Social Statistics

Seattle, Washington

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school136,863100.0
Nursery school, preschool7,7385.7
Kindergarten4,9723.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)38,58828.2
High school (grades 9-12)20,16614.7
College or graduate school65,39947.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over409,582100.0
Less than 9th grade17,5654.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma25,5826.2
High school graduate (includes equivalency)62,50215.3
Some college, no degree84,21820.6
Associate degree26,3936.4
Bachelor's degree122,42929.9
Graduate or professional degree70,89317.3
Percent high school graduate or higher89.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher47.2(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over489,677100.0
Never married204,45041.8
Now married, except separated195,13939.9
Separated7,7261.6
Widowed26,3765.4
Female
21,4964.4
Divorced55,98611.4
Female
31,4056.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years6,715100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren2,18032.5
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over475,172100.0
Civilian veterans48,34310.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years86,955100.0
With a disability6,4317.4
Population 21 to 64 years376,772100.0
With a disability57,01915.1
Percent employed
57.4(X)
No disability319,75384.9
Percent employed
82.4(X)
Population 65 years and over65,566100.0
With a disability27,54942.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over537,538100.0
Same house in 1995236,91644.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995274,69251.1
Same county
162,28030.2
Different county
112,41220.9
Same state
36,9106.9
Different state
75,50214.0
Elsewhere in 199525,9304.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population563,375100.0
Native468,42383.1
Born in United States
458,76481.4
State of residence
218,78738.8
Different state
239,97742.6
Born outside United States
9,6591.7
Foreign born94,95216.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
44,1457.8
Naturalized citizen
44,3347.9
Not a citizen
50,6189.0
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)94,952100.0
Europe15,17916.0
Asia52,97755.8
Africa7,3977.8
Oceania1,5871.7
Latin America12,51013.2
Northern America5,3025.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over537,538100.0
English only429,10579.8
Language other than English108,43320.2
Speak English less than 'very well
49,7549.3
Spanish
22,3214.2
Speak English less than "very well"
9,7481.8
Other Indo-European languages
21,4304.0
Speak English less than "very well"
4,9690.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
56,24810.5
Speak English less than "very well"
31,5005.9
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population563,375100.0

Total ancestries reported

648,787115.2
Arab2,3210.4
Czech13,7690.7
Danish7,1001.3
Dutch10,4151.8
English63,86911.3
French (except Basque)118,8403.3
French Canadian13,9750.7
German85,48415.2
Greek2,8120.5
Hungarian2,5470.5
Irish166,82611.9
Italian21,7543.9
Lithuanian1,4690.3
Norwegian32,0185.7
Polish12,6222.2
Portuguese1,6520.3
Russian9,7171.7
Scotch-Irish12,2062.2
Scottish19,8803.5
Slovak6470.1
Subsaharan African9,9871.8
Swedish19,4133.4
Swiss3,4460.6
Ukrainian2,0910.4
United States or American14,3432.5
Welsh6,6711.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)9500.2
Other ancestries211,96337.6
(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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