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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Otero 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 20,311 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,382 100.0   Native 19,321 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 350 6.5       Born in United States 19,247 94.8
Kindergarten 331 6.2           State of residence 13,320 65.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,441 45.4           Different state 5,927 29.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,297 24.1       Born outside United States 74 0.4
College or graduate school 963 17.9   Foreign born 990 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 479 2.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 193 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 13,172 100.0       Not a citizen 797 3.9
Less than 9th grade 1,527 11.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,670 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,050 30.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 990 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,908 22.1   Europe 75 7.6
Associate degree 989 7.5   Asia 74 7.5
Bachelor's degree 1,321 10.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 707 5.4   Oceania 5 0.5
        Latin America 828 83.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.7 (X)   Northern America 8 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,042 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,893 100.0   English only 14,872 78.1
Never married 3,496 22.0   Language other than English 4,170 21.9
Now married, except separated 9,175 57.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,617 8.5
Separated 284 1.8   Spanish 3,957 20.8
Widowed 1,339 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,527 8.0
 Female 1,029 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 166 0.9
Divorced 1,599 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 67 0.4
 Female 837 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 37 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,311 100.0
           under 18 years 375 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,219 94.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 189 50.4   Arab 28 0.1
        Czech¹ 42 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 140 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,858 100.0   Dutch 391 1.9
Civilian veterans 2,339 15.7   English 1,598 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 346 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,248 16.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,961 100.0   Greek 10 0.0
With a disability 366 7.4   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,732 100.0   Irish¹ 1,818 9.0
With a disability 2,842 26.5   Italian 561 2.8
 Percent employed 44.7 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.0
No disability 7,890 73.5   Norwegian 256 1.3
 Percent employed 77.4 (X)   Polish 180 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,020 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 1,429 47.3   Russian 52 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 362 1.8
        Scottish 362 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,042 100.0   Subsaharan African 19 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,697 56.2   Swedish 244 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,092 42.5   Swiss 87 0.4
 Same county 5,055 26.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,037 15.9   United States or American 1,360 6.7
  Same state 1,749 9.2   Welsh 86 0.4
  Different state 1,288 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 253 1.3   Other ancestries 7,984 39.3
 
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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