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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: La Paz County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 19,715 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,969 100.0   Native 17,798 90.3
Nursery school, preschool 229 5.8       Born in United States 17,679 89.7
Kindergarten 236 5.9           State of residence 4,471 22.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,932 48.7           Different state 13,208 67.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,135 28.6       Born outside United States 119 0.6
College or graduate school 437 11.0   Foreign born 1,917 9.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 594 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 487 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 14,389 100.0       Not a citizen 1,430 7.3
Less than 9th grade 1,430 9.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,991 20.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,880 33.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,917 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,211 22.3   Europe 101 5.3
Associate degree 627 4.4   Asia 41 2.1
Bachelor's degree 785 5.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 465 3.2   Oceania 7 0.4
        Latin America 1,638 85.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.3 (X)   Northern America 130 6.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,774 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,387 100.0   English only 14,720 78.4
Never married 2,921 17.8   Language other than English 4,054 21.6
Now married, except separated 9,786 59.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,466 7.8
Separated 247 1.5   Spanish 3,515 18.7
Widowed 1,376 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,361 7.2
 Female 1,004 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 156 0.8
Divorced 2,057 12.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 892 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 49 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,715 100.0
           under 18 years 462 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,438 103.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 249 53.9   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 31 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 136 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,579 100.0   Dutch 481 2.4
Civilian veterans 3,594 23.1   English 2,199 11.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 635 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 135 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,868 14.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,740 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 193 5.2   Hungarian 48 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,623 100.0   Irish¹ 1,871 9.5
With a disability 3,058 31.8   Italian 381 1.9
 Percent employed 55.9 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 6,565 68.2   Norwegian 358 1.8
 Percent employed 60.6 (X)   Polish 177 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,152 100.0   Portuguese 26 0.1
With a disability 2,128 41.3   Russian 45 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 494 2.5
        Scottish 374 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,774 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,175 54.2   Swedish 319 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,272 44.1   Swiss 82 0.4
 Same county 3,244 17.3   Ukrainian 19 0.1
 Different county 5,028 26.8   United States or American 1,375 7.0
  Same state 864 4.6   Welsh 181 0.9
  Different state 4,164 22.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 327 1.7   Other ancestries 8,176 41.5
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (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. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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