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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Santa Cruz 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 255,602 100.0
      enrolled in school 76,840 100.0   Native 209,100 81.8
Nursery school, preschool 3,692 4.8       Born in United States 206,381 80.7
Kindergarten 3,480 4.5           State of residence 145,242 56.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 28,501 37.1           Different state 61,139 23.9
High school (grades 9-12) 14,162 18.4       Born outside United States 2,719 1.1
College or graduate school 27,005 35.1   Foreign born 46,502 18.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 17,284 6.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14,643 5.7
  Population 25 years and over 164,999 100.0       Not a citizen 31,859 12.5
Less than 9th grade 16,018 9.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,666 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 27,327 16.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 46,502 100.0
Some college, no degree 41,465 25.1   Europe 6,270 13.5
Associate degree 12,123 7.3   Asia 5,183 11.1
Bachelor's degree 35,802 21.7   Africa 304 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 20,598 12.5   Oceania 327 0.7
        Latin America 33,167 71.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.2 (X)   Northern America 1,251 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 240,233 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 205,384 100.0   English only 173,472 72.2
Never married 67,932 33.1   Language other than English 66,761 27.8
Now married, except separated 99,908 48.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34,399 14.3
Separated 3,859 1.9   Spanish 53,314 22.2
Widowed 10,489 5.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30,251 12.6
 Female 8,742 4.3   Other Indo-European languages 7,914 3.3
Divorced 23,196 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,827 0.8
 Female 13,515 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,850 2.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,128 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 255,602 100.0
           under 18 years 4,910 100.0     Total ancestries reported 293,120 114.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,463 29.8   Arab 847 0.3
        Czech¹ 934 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,965 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 195,155 100.0   Dutch 4,452 1.7
Civilian veterans 19,210 9.8   English 30,516 11.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,745 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,555 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 35,240 13.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 59,111 100.0   Greek 1,284 0.5
With a disability 4,302 7.3   Hungarian 1,209 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 154,875 100.0   Irish¹ 29,668 11.6
With a disability 24,161 15.6   Italian 17,659 6.9
 Percent employed 58.4 (X)   Lithuanian 576 0.2
No disability 130,714 84.4   Norwegian 4,761 1.9
 Percent employed 78.1 (X)   Polish 5,090 2.0
     Population 65 years and over 24,082 100.0   Portuguese 5,770 2.3
With a disability 9,432 39.2   Russian 3,949 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 5,077 2.0
        Scottish 7,750 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 185 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 240,233 100.0   Subsaharan African 487 0.2
Same house in 1995 121,451 50.6   Swedish 5,417 2.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 110,466 46.0   Swiss 1,660 0.6
 Same county 66,521 27.7   Ukrainian 625 0.2
 Different county 43,945 18.3   United States or American 8,006 3.1
  Same state 33,105 13.8   Welsh 3,046 1.2
  Different state 10,840 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 337 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 8,316 3.5   Other ancestries 105,310 41.2
 
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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