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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Costilla 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 3,663 100.0
      enrolled in school 908 100.0   Native 3,411 93.1
Nursery school, preschool 75 8.3       Born in United States 3,395 92.7
Kindergarten 45 5.0           State of residence 2,280 62.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 445 49.0           Different state 1,115 30.4
High school (grades 9-12) 243 26.8       Born outside United States 16 0.4
College or graduate school 100 11.0   Foreign born 252 6.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 111 3.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 84 2.3
  Population 25 years and over 2,506 100.0       Not a citizen 168 4.6
Less than 9th grade 381 15.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 417 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 685 27.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 252 100.0
Some college, no degree 596 23.8   Europe 15 6.0
Associate degree 107 4.3   Asia 8 3.2
Bachelor's degree 224 8.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 96 3.8   Oceania 2 0.8
        Latin America 221 87.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.2 (X)   Northern America 6 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,464 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,922 100.0   English only 1,404 40.5
Never married 724 24.8   Language other than English 2,060 59.5
Now married, except separated 1,637 56.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 726 21.0
Separated 57 2.0   Spanish 1,981 57.2
Widowed 246 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 700 20.2
 Female 185 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 37 1.1
Divorced 258 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.5
 Female 116 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 33 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,663 100.0
           under 18 years 106 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,256 88.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 78 73.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 9 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 15 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,741 100.0   Dutch 38 1.0
Civilian veterans 394 14.4   English 138 3.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 62 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 216 5.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 859 100.0   Greek 2 0.1
With a disability 89 10.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,989 100.0   Irish¹ 160 4.4
With a disability 625 31.4   Italian 25 0.7
 Percent employed 25.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,364 68.6   Norwegian 16 0.4
 Percent employed 63.4 (X)   Polish 17 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 614 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 343 55.9   Russian 4 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 18 0.5
        Scottish 29 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,464 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,265 65.4   Swedish 28 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,152 33.3   Swiss 18 0.5
 Same county 389 11.2   Ukrainian 3 0.1
 Different county 763 22.0   United States or American 211 5.8
  Same state 348 10.0   Welsh 7 0.2
  Different state 415 12.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 47 1.4   Other ancestries 2,239 61.1
 
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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