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

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SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 203,171 100.0
      enrolled in school 66,431 100.0   Native 187,503 92.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,419 3.6       Born in United States 185,975 91.5
Kindergarten 2,634 4.0           State of residence 131,653 64.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 23,099 34.8           Different state 54,322 26.7
High school (grades 9-12) 12,499 18.8       Born outside United States 1,528 0.8
College or graduate school 25,780 38.8   Foreign born 15,668 7.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6,088 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,920 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 126,736 100.0       Not a citizen 9,748 4.8
Less than 9th grade 7,469 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15,008 11.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30,853 24.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 15,668 100.0
Some college, no degree 35,908 28.3   Europe 2,082 13.3
Associate degree 9,824 7.8   Asia 4,924 31.4
Bachelor's degree 18,826 14.9   Africa 104 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 8,848 7.0   Oceania 197 1.3
        Latin America 7,610 48.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.3 (X)   Northern America 751 4.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 191,504 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 163,576 100.0   English only 167,598 87.5
Never married 47,959 29.3   Language other than English 23,906 12.5
Now married, except separated 81,164 49.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,221 5.9
Separated 3,115 1.9   Spanish 14,862 7.8
Widowed 12,137 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,913 3.6
 Female 10,055 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 3,193 1.7
Divorced 19,201 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 693 0.4
 Female 10,850 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5,038 2.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,522 1.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 203,171 100.0
           under 18 years 3,344 100.0     Total ancestries reported 217,033 106.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,329 39.7   Arab 679 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,157 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,230 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 154,323 100.0   Dutch 4,612 2.3
Civilian veterans 23,084 15.0   English 26,351 13.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 7,279 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,271 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 33,514 16.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 49,306 100.0   Greek 656 0.3
With a disability 4,096 8.3   Hungarian 1,001 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 109,329 100.0   Irish¹ 25,750 12.7
With a disability 23,258 21.3   Italian 10,964 5.4
 Percent employed 42.8 (X)   Lithuanian 189 0.1
No disability 86,071 78.7   Norwegian 5,141 2.5
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Polish 2,495 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 31,138 100.0   Portuguese 3,328 1.6
With a disability 13,381 43.0   Russian 1,499 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 4,786 2.4
        Scottish 5,834 2.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 86 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 191,504 100.0   Subsaharan African 271 0.1
Same house in 1995 91,819 47.9   Swedish 5,382 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 95,962 50.1   Swiss 1,023 0.5
 Same county 53,508 27.9   Ukrainian 351 0.2
 Different county 42,454 22.2   United States or American 12,416 6.1
  Same state 34,323 17.9   Welsh 2,094 1.0
  Different state 8,131 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 62 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 3,723 1.9   Other ancestries 56,612 27.9
 
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.