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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: El Paso 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 516,929 100.0
      enrolled in school 146,429 100.0   Native 483,621 93.6
Nursery school, preschool 9,445 6.5       Born in United States 465,809 90.1
Kindergarten 8,053 5.5           State of residence 151,429 29.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 64,678 44.2           Different state 314,380 60.8
High school (grades 9-12) 30,516 20.8       Born outside United States 17,812 3.4
College or graduate school 33,737 23.0   Foreign born 33,308 6.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 12,988 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 16,122 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 320,420 100.0       Not a citizen 17,186 3.3
Less than 9th grade 7,417 2.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20,612 6.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 73,286 22.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 33,308 100.0
Some college, no degree 87,179 27.2   Europe 10,854 32.6
Associate degree 30,164 9.4   Asia 10,214 30.7
Bachelor's degree 64,615 20.2   Africa 637 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 37,147 11.6   Oceania 238 0.7
        Latin America 9,529 28.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.3 (X)   Northern America 1,836 5.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 477,912 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 397,694 100.0   English only 423,609 88.6
Never married 97,923 24.6   Language other than English 54,303 11.4
Now married, except separated 231,738 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17,103 3.6
Separated 7,225 1.8   Spanish 28,467 6.0
Widowed 17,375 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,581 2.0
 Female 14,172 3.6   Other Indo-European languages 15,316 3.2
Divorced 43,433 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,098 0.6
 Female 25,211 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9,342 2.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,167 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 516,929 100.0
           under 18 years 8,027 100.0     Total ancestries reported 578,616 111.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,489 43.5   Arab 1,387 0.3
        Czech¹ 4,635 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,231 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 351,079 100.0   Dutch 10,143 2.0
Civilian veterans 74,992 21.4   English 62,193 12.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 17,372 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,575 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 115,890 22.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 122,496 100.0   Greek 1,412 0.3
With a disability 8,679 7.1   Hungarian 2,316 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 284,960 100.0   Irish¹ 64,268 12.4
With a disability 44,590 15.6   Italian 23,297 4.5
 Percent employed 61.4 (X)   Lithuanian 1,264 0.2
No disability 240,370 84.4   Norwegian 14,086 2.7
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 13,014 2.5
     Population 65 years and over 42,861 100.0   Portuguese 1,088 0.2
With a disability 17,441 40.7   Russian 3,220 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 11,469 2.2
        Scottish 14,461 2.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,149 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 477,912 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,443 0.5
Same house in 1995 193,282 40.4   Swedish 11,594 2.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 265,720 55.6   Swiss 2,251 0.4
 Same county 129,785 27.2   Ukrainian 1,130 0.2
 Different county 135,935 28.4   United States or American 30,516 5.9
  Same state 21,292 4.5   Welsh 4,669 0.9
  Different state 114,643 24.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,340 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 18,910 4.0   Other ancestries 153,203 29.6
 
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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