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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sierra 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 3,555 100.0
      enrolled in school 875 100.0   Native 3,448 97.0
Nursery school, preschool 52 5.9       Born in United States 3,428 96.4
Kindergarten 41 4.7           State of residence 2,045 57.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 377 43.1           Different state 1,383 38.9
High school (grades 9-12) 281 32.1       Born outside United States 20 0.6
College or graduate school 124 14.2   Foreign born 107 3.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 34 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 55 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 2,540 100.0       Not a citizen 52 1.5
Less than 9th grade 123 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 252 9.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 730 28.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 107 100.0
Some college, no degree 776 30.6   Europe 26 24.3
Associate degree 223 8.8   Asia 23 21.5
Bachelor's degree 289 11.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 147 5.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 53 49.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.2 (X)   Northern America 5 4.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,409 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,906 100.0   English only 3,194 93.7
Never married 560 19.3   Language other than English 215 6.3
Now married, except separated 1,730 59.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 2.0
Separated 64 2.2   Spanish 109 3.2
Widowed 207 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 1.7
 Female 162 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 95 2.8
Divorced 345 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 140 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,555 100.0
           under 18 years 37 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,189 117.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 33 89.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 30 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 37 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,723 100.0   Dutch 88 2.5
Civilian veterans 528 19.4   English 739 20.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 205 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 26 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 464 13.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 789 100.0   Greek 5 0.1
With a disability 41 5.2   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,999 100.0   Irish¹ 688 19.4
With a disability 476 23.8   Italian 317 8.9
 Percent employed 51.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,523 76.2   Norwegian 67 1.9
 Percent employed 72.2 (X)   Polish 43 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 585 100.0   Portuguese 33 0.9
With a disability 213 36.4   Russian 39 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 52 1.5
        Scottish 148 4.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 3,409 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.1
Same house in 1995 2,084 61.1   Swedish 115 3.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,312 38.5   Swiss 143 4.0
 Same county 473 13.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 839 24.6   United States or American 283 8.0
  Same state 606 17.8   Welsh 17 0.5
  Different state 233 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 13 0.4   Other ancestries 634 17.8
 
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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