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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alamosa 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 14,966 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,251 100.0   Native 14,263 95.3
Nursery school, preschool 227 4.3       Born in United States 14,151 94.6
Kindergarten 208 4.0           State of residence 9,528 63.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,045 38.9           Different state 4,623 30.9
High school (grades 9-12) 826 15.7       Born outside United States 112 0.7
College or graduate school 1,945 37.0   Foreign born 703 4.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 294 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 218 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 8,567 100.0       Not a citizen 485 3.2
Less than 9th grade 685 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 804 9.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,320 27.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 703 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,105 24.6   Europe 47 6.7
Associate degree 343 4.0   Asia 42 6.0
Bachelor's degree 1,318 15.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 992 11.6   Oceania 12 1.7
        Latin America 594 84.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.6 (X)   Northern America 8 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,975 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,574 100.0   English only 10,014 71.7
Never married 3,396 29.3   Language other than English 3,961 28.3
Now married, except separated 6,272 54.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,240 8.9
Separated 180 1.6   Spanish 3,682 26.3
Widowed 525 4.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,129 8.1
 Female 465 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 85 0.6
Divorced 1,201 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.2
 Female 671 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 73 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,966 100.0
           under 18 years 203 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,560 97.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 118 58.1   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 35 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 247 1.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,863 100.0   Dutch 381 2.5
Civilian veterans 1,280 11.8   English 1,146 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 339 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 48 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,067 13.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,310 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 283 6.6   Hungarian 16 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,164 100.0   Irish¹ 1,009 6.7
With a disability 1,510 18.5   Italian 297 2.0
 Percent employed 58.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,654 81.5   Norwegian 250 1.7
 Percent employed 77.1 (X)   Polish 161 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,349 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.2
With a disability 681 50.5   Russian 26 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 182 1.2
        Scottish 311 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 13,975 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.1
Same house in 1995 7,241 51.8   Swedish 274 1.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,549 46.9   Swiss 43 0.3
 Same county 2,863 20.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,686 26.4   United States or American 1,027 6.9
  Same state 2,352 16.8   Welsh 73 0.5
  Different state 1,334 9.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 185 1.3   Other ancestries 6,529 43.6
 
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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