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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Prowers 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 14,483 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,102 100.0   Native 12,947 89.4
Nursery school, preschool 339 8.3       Born in United States 12,899 89.1
Kindergarten 256 6.2           State of residence 8,446 58.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,989 48.5           Different state 4,453 30.7
High school (grades 9-12) 919 22.4       Born outside United States 48 0.3
College or graduate school 599 14.6   Foreign born 1,536 10.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 918 6.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 285 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 8,545 100.0       Not a citizen 1,251 8.6
Less than 9th grade 1,273 14.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,121 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,468 28.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,536 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,974 23.1   Europe 68 4.4
Associate degree 693 8.1   Asia 47 3.1
Bachelor's degree 640 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 376 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,403 91.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.0 (X)   Northern America 18 1.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,323 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,879 100.0   English only 10,076 75.6
Never married 2,279 20.9   Language other than English 3,247 24.4
Now married, except separated 6,813 62.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,542 11.6
Separated 130 1.2   Spanish 3,078 23.1
Widowed 668 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,491 11.2
 Female 598 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 133 1.0
Divorced 989 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.2
 Female 505 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,483 100.0
           under 18 years 304 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,157 90.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 163 53.6   Arab 16 0.1
        Czech¹ 75 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 127 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,136 100.0   Dutch 361 2.5
Civilian veterans 1,037 10.2   English 1,445 10.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 166 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 35 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,451 16.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,920 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 308 7.9   Hungarian 24 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,474 100.0   Irish¹ 1,129 7.8
With a disability 1,526 20.4   Italian 252 1.7
 Percent employed 57.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,948 79.6   Norwegian 179 1.2
 Percent employed 81.8 (X)   Polish 60 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,728 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 824 47.7   Russian 53 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 219 1.5
        Scottish 165 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,323 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,890 51.7   Swedish 141 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,904 44.3   Swiss 53 0.4
 Same county 3,376 25.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,528 19.0   United States or American 1,178 8.1
  Same state 1,203 9.0   Welsh 16 0.1
  Different state 1,325 9.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 529 4.0   Other ancestries 4,995 34.5
 
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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