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Social Statistics

Washington

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,584,701100.0
Nursery school, preschool98,8396.2
Kindergarten82,6375.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8)697,19244.0
High school (grades 9-12)347,61921.9
College or graduate school358,41422.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over3,827,507100.0
Less than 9th grade165,2054.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma329,1318.6
High school graduate (includes equivalency)953,54424.9
Some college, no degree1,010,80126.4
Associate degree307,4018.0
Bachelor's degree704,82618.4
Graduate or professional degree356,5999.3
Percent high school graduate or higher87.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher27.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over4,639,522100.0
Never married1,218,61026.3
Now married, except separated2,566,95755.3
Separated74,7861.6
Widowed249,4615.4
Female
201,4644.3
Divorced529,70811.4
Female
297,8226.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years84,592100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren35,34141.8
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over4,336,464100.0
Civilian veterans670,62815.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years1,355,830100.0
With a disability103,9627.7
Population 21 to 64 years3,399,917100.0
With a disability606,58917.8
Percent employed
57.6(X)
No disability2,793,32882.2
Percent employed
78.1(X)
Population 65 years and over639,648100.0
With a disability270,45642.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over5,501,398100.0
Same house in 19952,675,51448.6
Different house in the U.S. in 19952,650,21748.2
Same county
1,511,06527.5
Different county
1,139,15220.7
Same state
520,7579.5
Different state
618,39511.2
Elsewhere in 1995175,6673.2
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population5,894,121100.0
Native5,279,66489.6
Born in United States
5,195,69788.2
State of residence
2,781,45747.2
Different state
2,414,24041.0
Born outside United States
83,9671.4
Foreign born614,45710.4
Entered 1990 to March 2000
286,4394.9
Naturalized citizen
257,6484.4
Not a citizen
356,8096.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)614,414100.0
Europe126,27020.6
Asia239,74839.0
Africa18,7753.1
Oceania8,0641.3
Latin America173,87028.3
Northern America47,6877.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over5,501,398100.0
English only4,730,51286.0
Language other than English770,88614.0
Speak English less than 'very well
350,9146.4
Spanish
321,4905.8
Speak English less than "very well"
155,3742.8
Other Indo-European languages
176,7223.2
Speak English less than "very well"
62,2811.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
242,8364.4
Speak English less than "very well"
123,0882.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population5,894,121100.0

Total ancestries reported

6,483,378110.0
Arab15,1410.3
Czech133,7700.6
Danish72,0981.2
Dutch142,3872.4
English706,68112.0
French (except Basque)1215,4123.7
French Canadian157,4401.0
German1,103,25818.7
Greek19,6990.3
Hungarian18,5900.3
Irish1673,20611.4
Italian191,4423.2
Lithuanian8,0710.1
Norwegian367,5086.2
Polish102,5531.7
Portuguese17,2000.3
Russian63,1361.1
Scotch-Irish126,4902.1
Scottish178,4463.0
Slovak5,0840.1
Subsaharan African28,6600.5
Swedish213,0133.6
Swiss33,2690.6
Ukrainian30,0570.5
United States or American315,7375.4
Welsh62,2621.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5,7790.1
Other ancestries1,676,98928.5
(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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