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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: La Plata 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 43,941 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,191 100.0   Native 42,770 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 681 5.2       Born in United States 42,256 96.2
Kindergarten 553 4.2           State of residence 16,370 37.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,594 34.8           Different state 25,886 58.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,631 19.9       Born outside United States 514 1.2
College or graduate school 4,732 35.9   Foreign born 1,171 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 492 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 546 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 27,973 100.0       Not a citizen 625 1.4
Less than 9th grade 793 2.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,619 5.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,462 23.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,171 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,229 25.8   Europe 356 30.4
Associate degree 1,700 6.1   Asia 150 12.8
Bachelor's degree 6,788 24.3   Africa 56 4.8
Graduate or professional degree 3,382 12.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 488 41.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.4 (X)   Northern America 121 10.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 41,643 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,018 100.0   English only 37,708 90.6
Never married 11,058 30.7   Language other than English 3,935 9.4
Now married, except separated 18,779 52.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,117 2.7
Separated 482 1.3   Spanish 2,425 5.8
Widowed 1,495 4.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 851 2.0
 Female 1,179 3.3   Other Indo-European languages 615 1.5
Divorced 4,204 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 90 0.2
 Female 2,375 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 101 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 43,941 100.0
           under 18 years 419 100.0     Total ancestries reported 49,996 113.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 173 41.3   Arab 59 0.1
        Czech¹ 341 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 362 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,989 100.0   Dutch 1,090 2.5
Civilian veterans 4,290 12.6   English 6,420 14.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,638 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 325 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,489 21.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,432 100.0   Greek 103 0.2
With a disability 669 6.4   Hungarian 155 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 26,824 100.0   Irish¹ 5,886 13.4
With a disability 3,286 12.3   Italian 1,910 4.3
 Percent employed 58.9 (X)   Lithuanian 92 0.2
No disability 23,538 87.7   Norwegian 908 2.1
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 764 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,977 100.0   Portuguese 92 0.2
With a disability 1,554 39.1   Russian 405 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 977 2.2
        Scottish 1,772 4.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 41,643 100.0   Subsaharan African 75 0.2
Same house in 1995 18,914 45.4   Swedish 1,181 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,300 53.6   Swiss 338 0.8
 Same county 9,323 22.4   Ukrainian 90 0.2
 Different county 12,977 31.2   United States or American 3,556 8.1
  Same state 3,780 9.1   Welsh 558 1.3
  Different state 9,197 22.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 429 1.0   Other ancestries 11,362 25.9
 
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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