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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Delta 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 27,834 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,975 100.0   Native 26,669 95.8
Nursery school, preschool 395 6.6       Born in United States 26,526 95.3
Kindergarten 392 6.6           State of residence 13,662 49.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,087 51.7           Different state 12,864 46.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,563 26.2       Born outside United States 143 0.5
College or graduate school 538 9.0   Foreign born 1,165 4.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 609 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 290 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 19,330 100.0       Not a citizen 875 3.1
Less than 9th grade 1,335 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,511 13.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,569 34.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,165 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,581 23.7   Europe 138 11.8
Associate degree 934 4.8   Asia 46 3.9
Bachelor's degree 2,411 12.5   Africa 2 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 989 5.1   Oceania 4 0.3
        Latin America 928 79.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.1 (X)   Northern America 47 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,174 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,427 100.0   English only 23,472 89.7
Never married 3,384 15.1   Language other than English 2,702 10.3
Now married, except separated 14,388 64.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,139 4.4
Separated 276 1.2   Spanish 2,181 8.3
Widowed 1,810 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,043 4.0
 Female 1,344 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 433 1.7
Divorced 2,569 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.2
 Female 1,388 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 66 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,834 100.0
           under 18 years 401 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,602 99.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 173 43.1   Arab 20 0.1
        Czech¹ 176 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 220 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,185 100.0   Dutch 795 2.9
Civilian veterans 3,832 18.1   English 3,890 14.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 858 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 99 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,578 20.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,737 100.0   Greek 58 0.2
With a disability 288 5.0   Hungarian 115 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,404 100.0   Irish¹ 2,902 10.4
With a disability 2,712 18.8   Italian 822 3.0
 Percent employed 51.7 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 11,692 81.2   Norwegian 505 1.8
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 509 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 5,382 100.0   Portuguese 23 0.1
With a disability 2,494 46.3   Russian 67 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 766 2.8
        Scottish 743 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,174 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,612 52.0   Swedish 635 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,106 46.3   Swiss 265 1.0
 Same county 5,276 20.2   Ukrainian 31 0.1
 Different county 6,830 26.1   United States or American 2,626 9.4
  Same state 3,567 13.6   Welsh 326 1.2
  Different state 3,263 12.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 456 1.7   Other ancestries 5,553 20.0
 
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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