Selected Characteristics of the U.S. Arab Population, 2000
|Total Arab (in numbers)||850,027||339,704||1,189,731|
|Under 18 years.||25.2%||41.6%||29.9%|
|18 to 64 years||65.9||55.6||62.9|
|65 years and over||9.0||2.8||7.2|
|Separated, widowed, or divorced||12.7||12.0||12.5|
|Female householder, no spouse present||6.1||9.6||6.9|
|Male householder, no spouse present||5.7||3.8||5.3|
|Nativity and citizenship|
|Not a citizen||25.3||4.3||19.3|
|Foreign born by year of entry|
|1970 to 1979||17.4||20.2||17.6|
|1980 to 1989||27.0||24.8||26.8|
|1990 to 2000||46.0||37.7||45.5|
|Language spoken at home and English— speaking ability|
|Only English at home||31.3||82.5||45.4|
|Non-English at home, English spoken “very well”||44.4||13.2||35.8|
|Non-English at home, English spoken less than “very well”||24.4||4.3||18.8|
|High school graduate or more||84.0||93.7||86.2|
|Bachelor's degree or more||41.2||44.5||42.0|
|Labor force participation|
|Men 16 years and over||73.3||80.3||74.8|
|Women 16 years and over||45.5||69.7||52.4|
|Management, professional, and related occupations||42.0||44.8||42.8|
|Sales and office occupations||30.2||29.6||30.0|
|Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations||0.1||0.1||0.1|
|Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations||5.4||5.3||5.4|
|Production, transportation, and material moving occupations||10.7||7.6||9.9|
|Earnings, income, and poverty (in 1999)|
|Median earnings (dollars) for males3||$41,687||$47,307||$42,300|
|Median earnings (dollars) for females3||$31,842||$33,113||$32,168|
|Median income (dollars) for families||$52,318||$66,195||$55,673|
|Individuals below the poverty level4||16.7%||7.0%||13.9%|
1. Arab ancestry alone.
2. Arab ancestry in combination with non-Arab ancestry.
3. Based on full-time, year-round workers.
4. Poverty status was determined for everyone except individuals in institutions, military group quarters, and college dormitories, and individuals under age 15 unrelated to the householder.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 special tabulation.
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