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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kern 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 661,645 100.0
      enrolled in school 205,960 100.0   Native 549,701 83.1
Nursery school, preschool 10,103 4.9       Born in United States 538,187 81.3
Kindergarten 11,992 5.8           State of residence 397,113 60.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 98,883 48.0           Different state 141,074 21.3
High school (grades 9-12) 50,421 24.5       Born outside United States 11,514 1.7
College or graduate school 34,561 16.8   Foreign born 111,944 16.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 41,752 6.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 33,590 5.1
  Population 25 years and over 383,667 100.0       Not a citizen 78,354 11.8
Less than 9th grade 57,706 15.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 63,275 16.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 97,344 25.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 111,944 100.0
Some college, no degree 88,776 23.1   Europe 3,744 3.3
Associate degree 24,697 6.4   Asia 15,668 14.0
Bachelor's degree 34,739 9.1   Africa 814 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 17,130 4.5   Oceania 274 0.2
        Latin America 89,743 80.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.5 (X)   Northern America 1,701 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 606,633 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 484,825 100.0   English only 404,239 66.6
Never married 120,934 24.9   Language other than English 202,394 33.4
Now married, except separated 275,209 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 101,022 16.7
Separated 13,120 2.7   Spanish 175,849 29.0
Widowed 29,590 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 89,601 14.8
 Female 21,420 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 8,444 1.4
Divorced 45,972 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,950 0.5
 Female 26,283 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15,525 2.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,480 1.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 661,645 100.0
           under 18 years 18,671 100.0     Total ancestries reported 617,827 93.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 8,273 44.3   Arab 2,030 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,202 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,175 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 447,435 100.0   Dutch 8,593 1.3
Civilian veterans 54,403 12.2   English 44,904 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 13,049 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,390 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 62,572 9.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 183,308 100.0   Greek 1,324 0.2
With a disability 15,912 8.7   Hungarian 787 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 333,186 100.0   Irish¹ 47,601 7.2
With a disability 85,318 25.6   Italian 15,964 2.4
 Percent employed 47.7 (X)   Lithuanian 306 0.0
No disability 247,868 74.4   Norwegian 5,958 0.9
 Percent employed 67.8 (X)   Polish 4,576 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 60,264 100.0   Portuguese 2,476 0.4
With a disability 28,394 47.1   Russian 1,741 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 7,006 1.1
        Scottish 8,806 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 191 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 606,633 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,218 0.3
Same house in 1995 286,630 47.2   Swedish 6,437 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 298,136 49.1   Swiss 1,216 0.2
 Same county 211,684 34.9   Ukrainian 398 0.1
 Different county 86,452 14.3   United States or American 37,362 5.6
  Same state 63,403 10.5   Welsh 3,279 0.5
  Different state 23,049 3.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 479 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 21,867 3.6   Other ancestries 331,787 50.1
 
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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