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Contra costa county california dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school270,131100.0
Nursery school, preschool18,8097.0
Kindergarten14,1345.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8)119,16144.1
High school (grades 9-12)56,05220.7
College or graduate school61,97522.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over625,641100.0
Less than 9th grade32,8045.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma49,0637.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)123,95619.8
Some college, no degree152,68024.4
Associate degree48,0907.7
Bachelor's degree142,90922.8
Graduate or professional degree76,13912.2
Percent high school graduate or higher86.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher35.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over737,293100.0
Never married189,83225.7
Now married, except separated416,29256.5
Separated13,3831.8
Widowed43,3905.9
Female
35,1884.8
Divorced74,39610.1
Female
45,3876.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years21,257100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren7,48235.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over697,178100.0
Civilian veterans80,77511.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years218,776100.0
With a disability15,1126.9
Population 21 to 64 years555,146100.0
With a disability91,25416.4
Percent employed
57.8(X)
No disability463,89283.6
Percent employed
77.4(X)
Population 65 years and over103,969100.0
With a disability41,20639.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over883,762100.0
Same house in 1995469,79653.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995381,66443.2
Same county
212,58324.1
Different county
169,08119.1
Same state
128,19114.5
Different state
40,8904.6
Elsewhere in 199532,3023.7
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population948,816100.0
Native768,32881.0
Born in United States
757,95979.9
State of residence
518,09054.6
Different state
239,86925.3
Born outside United States
10,3691.1
Foreign born180,48819.0
Entered 1990 to March 2000
66,2327.0
Naturalized citizen
82,3178.7
Not a citizen
98,17110.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)180,488100.0
Europe21,86612.1
Asia74,11941.1
Africa3,6662.0
Oceania2,4451.4
Latin America73,70040.8
Northern America4,6922.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over883,762100.0
English only654,27874.0
Language other than English229,48426.0
Speak English less than 'very well
101,19511.5
Spanish
115,74013.1
Speak English less than "very well"
58,6616.6
Other Indo-European languages
42,0904.8
Speak English less than "very well"
12,4071.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
65,9507.5
Speak English less than "very well"
28,7933.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population948,816100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,076,373113.4
Arab5,1270.5
Czech13,9690.4
Danish9,1761.0
Dutch14,2821.5
English93,9479.9
French (except Basque)126,9332.8
French Canadian14,6090.5
German117,66912.4
Greek5,1770.5
Hungarian3,8160.4
Irish1104,85811.1
Italian66,9457.1
Lithuanian1,7710.2
Norwegian17,0941.8
Polish17,0391.8
Portuguese19,0112.0
Russian12,1151.3
Scotch-Irish15,2611.6
Scottish21,4082.3
Slovak5830.1
Subsaharan African7,5290.8
Swedish19,3882.0
Swiss4,7430.5
Ukrainian2,3210.2
United States or American29,6253.1
Welsh7,5970.8
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1,1990.1
Other ancestries443,18146.7
(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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