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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: San Luis Obispo 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 246,681 100.0
      enrolled in school 77,496 100.0   Native 224,665 91.1
Nursery school, preschool 3,367 4.3       Born in United States 222,105 90.0
Kindergarten 2,910 3.8           State of residence 153,555 62.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 25,246 32.6           Different state 68,550 27.8
High school (grades 9-12) 14,635 18.9       Born outside United States 2,560 1.0
College or graduate school 31,338 40.4   Foreign born 22,016 8.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7,738 3.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,924 3.6
  Population 25 years and over 159,196 100.0       Not a citizen 13,092 5.3
Less than 9th grade 7,836 4.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15,128 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 34,728 21.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 22,007 100.0
Some college, no degree 44,514 28.0   Europe 3,769 17.1
Associate degree 14,483 9.1   Asia 4,263 19.4
Bachelor's degree 27,648 17.4   Africa 202 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 14,859 9.3   Oceania 146 0.7
        Latin America 12,441 56.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.6 (X)   Northern America 1,186 5.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 234,524 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 203,705 100.0   English only 200,112 85.3
Never married 56,001 27.5   Language other than English 34,412 14.7
Now married, except separated 109,818 53.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,926 5.9
Separated 3,885 1.9   Spanish 25,089 10.7
Widowed 12,898 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,114 4.7
 Female 10,096 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 4,895 2.1
Divorced 21,103 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 983 0.4
 Female 12,171 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,022 1.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,741 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 246,681 100.0
           under 18 years 3,543 100.0     Total ancestries reported 272,125 110.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,502 42.4   Arab 847 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,366 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,311 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 193,325 100.0   Dutch 5,199 2.1
Civilian veterans 27,825 14.4   English 34,214 13.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,688 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,653 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 41,107 16.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 57,076 100.0   Greek 929 0.4
With a disability 4,305 7.5   Hungarian 1,104 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 132,229 100.0   Irish¹ 32,202 13.1
With a disability 22,165 16.8   Italian 14,632 5.9
 Percent employed 56.1 (X)   Lithuanian 450 0.2
No disability 110,064 83.2   Norwegian 5,905 2.4
 Percent employed 75.2 (X)   Polish 3,956 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 34,670 100.0   Portuguese 4,595 1.9
With a disability 12,897 37.2   Russian 2,486 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 5,227 2.1
        Scottish 7,349 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 137 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 234,524 100.0   Subsaharan African 420 0.2
Same house in 1995 109,441 46.7   Swedish 5,001 2.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 121,309 51.7   Swiss 2,793 1.1
 Same county 61,414 26.2   Ukrainian 424 0.2
 Different county 59,895 25.5   United States or American 12,135 4.9
  Same state 49,051 20.9   Welsh 2,543 1.0
  Different state 10,844 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 217 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 3,774 1.6   Other ancestries 73,235 29.7
 
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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