United States Social Statistics

United States

     

    Number

    Percent

         
    SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
    Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 76,632,927 100.0
    Nursery school, preschool 4,957,582 6.5
    Kindergarten 4,157,491 5.4
    Elementary school (grades 1-8) 33,653,641 43.9
    High school (grades 9-12) 16,380,951 21.4
    College or graduate school 17,483,262 22.8
         
    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
    Population 25 years and over 182,211,639 100.0
    Less than 9th grade 13,755,477 7.5
    9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21,960,148 12.1
    High school graduate (includes equivalency) 52,168,981 28.6
    Some college, no degree 38,351,595 21.0
    Associate degree 11,512,833 6.3
    Bachelor's degree 28,317,792 15.5
    Graduate or professional degree 16,144,813 8.9
         
    Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)
    Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.4 (X)
         
    MARITAL STATUS
    Population 15 years and over 221,148,671 100.0
    Never married 59,913,370 27.1
    Now married, except separated 120,231,273 54.4
    Separated 4,769,220 2.2
    Widowed 14,674,500 6.6
    Female
    11,975,325 5.4
    Divorced 21,560,308 9.7
    Female
    12,305,294 5.6
         
    GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
    Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years 5,771,671 100.0
    Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,426,730 42.0
         
    VETERAN STATUS
    Civilian population 18 years and over 208,130,352 100.0
    Civilian veterans 26,403,703 12.7
         
    DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
    Population 5 to 20 years 64,689,357 100.0
    With a disability 5,214,334 8.1
         
    Population 21 to 64 years 159,131,544 100.0
    With a disability 30,553,796 19.2
    Percent employed
    56.6 (X)
    No disability 128,577,748 80.8
    Percent employed
    77.2 (X)
         
    Population 65 years and over 33,346,626 100.0
    With a disability 13,978,118 41.9
         
    RESIDENCE IN 1995
    Population 5 years and over 262,375,152 100.0
    Same house in 1995 142,027,478 54.1
    Different house in the U.S. in 1995 112,851,828 43.0
    Same county
    65,435,013 24.9
    Different county
    47,416,815 18.1
    Same state
    25,327,355 9.7
    Different state
    22,089,460 8.4
    Elsewhere in 1995 7,495,846 2.9
         
    NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
    Total population 281,421,906 100.0
    Native 250,314,017 88.9
    Born in United States
    246,786,466 87.7
    State of residence
    168,729,388 60.0
    Different state
    78,057,078 27.7
    Born outside United States
    3,527,551 1.3
    Foreign born 31,107,889 11.1
    Entered 1990 to March 2000
    13,178,276 4.7
    Naturalized citizen
    12,542,626 4.5
    Not a citizen
    18,565,263 6.6
         
    REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
    Total (excluding born at sea) 31,107,573 100.0
    Europe 4,915,557 15.8
    Asia 8,226,254 26.4
    Africa 881,300 2.8
    Oceania 168,046 0.5
    Latin America 16,086,974 51.7
    Northern America 829,442 2.7
         
    LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
    Population 5 years and over 262,375,152 100.0
    English only 215,423,557 82.1
    Language other than English 46,951,595 17.9
    Speak English less than 'very well
    21,320,407 8.1
    Spanish
    28,101,052 10.7
    Speak English less than "very well"
    13,751,256 5.2
    Other Indo-European languages
    10,017,989 3.8
    Speak English less than "very well"
    3,390,301 1.3
    Asian and Pacific Island languages
    6,960,065 2.7
    Speak English less than "very well"
    3,590,024 1.4
         
    ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
    Total population 281,421,906 100.0

    Total ancestries reported

    287,304,886 102.1
    Arab 1,202,871 0.4
    Czech1 1,703,930 0.6
    Danish 1,430,897 0.5
    Dutch 4,542,494 1.6
    English 24,515,138 8.7
    French (except Basque)1 8,325,509 3.0
    French Canadian1 2,435,098 0.9
    German 42,885,162 15.2
    Greek 1,153,307 0.4
    Hungarian 1,398,724 0.5
    Irish1 30,594,130 10.9
    Italian 15,723,555 5.6
    Lithuanian 659,992 0.2
    Norwegian 4,477,725 1.6
    Polish 8,977,444 3.2
    Portuguese 1,177,112 0.4
    Russian 2,652,214 0.9
    Scotch-Irish 4,319,232 1.5
    Scottish 4,890,581 1.7
    Slovak 797,764 0.3
    Subsaharan African 1,781,877 0.6
    Swedish 3,998,310 1.4
    Swiss 911,502 0.3
    Ukrainian 892,922 0.3
    United States or American 20,625,093 7.3
    Welsh 1,753,794 0.6
    West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,869,504 0.7
    Other ancestries 91,609,005 32.6
    (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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