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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataWashington

Social Statistics

Tacoma, Washington

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school52,281100.0
Nursery school, preschool2,9295.6
Kindergarten2,7795.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)23,30244.6
High school (grades 9-12)10,92920.9
College or graduate school12,34223.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over123,992100.0
Less than 9th grade6,3405.1
9th to 12th grade, no diploma14,00111.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)36,07829.1
Some college, no degree33,41827.0
Associate degree9,4077.6
Bachelor's degree16,21713.1
Graduate or professional degree8,5316.9
Percent high school graduate or higher83.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher20.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over151,290100.0
Never married44,31129.3
Now married, except separated71,50147.3
Separated3,5572.4
Widowed10,4046.9
Female
8,5185.6
Divorced21,51714.2
Female
12,2688.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years3,869100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,85648.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over141,987100.0
Civilian veterans24,99817.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years44,706100.0
With a disability4,1289.2
Population 21 to 64 years109,041100.0
With a disability25,25423.2
Percent employed
53.4(X)
No disability83,78776.8
Percent employed
77.8(X)
Population 65 years and over21,735100.0
With a disability10,81649.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over179,684100.0
Same house in 199585,94147.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199587,04548.4
Same county
54,77030.5
Different county
32,27518.0
Same state
16,5509.2
Different state
15,7258.8
Elsewhere in 19956,6983.7
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population193,177100.0
Native170,13088.1
Born in United States
165,71685.8
State of residence
93,86948.6
Different state
71,84737.2
Born outside United States
4,4142.3
Foreign born23,04711.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
10,7025.5
Naturalized citizen
9,6575.0
Not a citizen
13,3906.9
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)23,036100.0
Europe5,83825.3
Asia11,05448.0
Africa3591.6
Oceania2611.1
Latin America4,54919.7
Northern America9754.2
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over179,684100.0
English only150,00083.5
Language other than English29,68416.5
Speak English less than 'very well
14,5168.1
Spanish
8,7084.8
Speak English less than "very well"
4,1192.3
Other Indo-European languages
6,9073.8
Speak English less than "very well"
2,6221.5
Asian and Pacific Island languages
13,2937.4
Speak English less than "very well"
7,5194.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population193,177100.0

Total ancestries reported

209,833108.6
Arab5190.3
Czech11,0920.6
Danish1,5710.8
Dutch3,1361.6
English17,4069.0
French (except Basque)16,1873.2
French Canadian11,8661.0
German30,43315.8
Greek8360.4
Hungarian5120.3
Irish119,98410.3
Italian6,7833.5
Lithuanian2720.1
Norwegian11,1695.8
Polish2,9471.5
Portuguese6600.3
Russian1,9751.0
Scotch-Irish3,4331.8
Scottish4,1262.1
Slovak1980.1
Subsaharan African1,8020.9
Swedish5,9303.1
Swiss8770.5
Ukrainian1,6810.9
United States or American8,5444.4
Welsh1,5750.8
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5650.3
Other ancestries73,75438.2
(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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