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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mendocino 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 86,265 100.0
      enrolled in school 22,795 100.0   Native 77,432 89.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,138 5.0       Born in United States 76,760 89.0
Kindergarten 1,209 5.3           State of residence 55,691 64.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,119 44.4           Different state 21,069 24.4
High school (grades 9-12) 5,829 25.6       Born outside United States 672 0.8
College or graduate school 4,500 19.7   Foreign born 8,833 10.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,747 4.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,485 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 56,886 100.0       Not a citizen 6,348 7.4
Less than 9th grade 3,831 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,075 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,812 26.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,833 100.0
Some college, no degree 15,427 27.1   Europe 1,168 13.2
Associate degree 4,236 7.4   Asia 489 5.5
Bachelor's degree 6,979 12.3   Africa 25 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 4,526 8.0   Oceania 43 0.5
        Latin America 6,820 77.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.8 (X)   Northern America 288 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 81,075 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 68,525 100.0   English only 67,987 83.9
Never married 17,627 25.7   Language other than English 13,088 16.1
Now married, except separated 35,914 52.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,369 7.9
Separated 1,551 2.3   Spanish 10,656 13.1
Widowed 4,408 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,780 7.1
 Female 3,425 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,582 2.0
Divorced 9,025 13.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 342 0.4
 Female 5,216 7.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 539 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 195 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 86,265 100.0
           under 18 years 1,897 100.0     Total ancestries reported 94,741 109.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 869 45.8   Arab 178 0.2
        Czech¹ 407 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,051 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 64,279 100.0   Dutch 1,718 2.0
Civilian veterans 9,637 15.0   English 11,691 13.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,489 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 752 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,089 15.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 20,202 100.0   Greek 378 0.4
With a disability 1,747 8.6   Hungarian 275 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 48,701 100.0   Irish¹ 10,358 12.0
With a disability 11,469 23.5   Italian 5,192 6.0
 Percent employed 52.4 (X)   Lithuanian 76 0.1
No disability 37,232 76.5   Norwegian 1,784 2.1
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 1,297 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 11,320 100.0   Portuguese 1,513 1.8
With a disability 5,162 45.6   Russian 875 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 2,108 2.4
        Scottish 2,248 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 56 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 81,075 100.0   Subsaharan African 153 0.2
Same house in 1995 45,445 56.1   Swedish 2,224 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 33,903 41.8   Swiss 506 0.6
 Same county 21,175 26.1   Ukrainian 145 0.2
 Different county 12,728 15.7   United States or American 3,895 4.5
  Same state 9,863 12.2   Welsh 863 1.0
  Different state 2,865 3.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 23 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,727 2.1   Other ancestries 28,397 32.9
 
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.

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