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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Colfax 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 10,441 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,799 100.0   Native 8,539 81.8
Nursery school, preschool 167 6.0       Born in United States 8,492 81.3
Kindergarten 193 6.9           State of residence 7,270 69.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,423 50.8           Different state 1,222 11.7
High school (grades 9-12) 720 25.7       Born outside United States 47 0.5
College or graduate school 296 10.6   Foreign born 1,902 18.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,303 12.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 493 4.7
  Population 25 years and over 6,562 100.0       Not a citizen 1,409 13.5
Less than 9th grade 1,168 17.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 671 10.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,425 37.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,902 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,179 18.0   Europe 10 0.5
Associate degree 366 5.6   Asia 5 0.3
Bachelor's degree 514 7.8   Africa 19 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 239 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,868 98.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,739 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,980 100.0   English only 6,954 71.4
Never married 1,829 22.9   Language other than English 2,785 28.6
Now married, except separated 5,056 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,902 19.5
Separated 58 0.7   Spanish 2,437 25.0
Widowed 637 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,804 18.5
 Female 544 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 312 3.2
Divorced 400 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.8
 Female 177 2.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,441 100.0
           under 18 years 111 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,197 107.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 45 40.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 2,751 26.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 101 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,412 100.0   Dutch 103 1.0
Civilian veterans 886 12.0   English 347 3.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 89 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 26 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,278 31.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,746 100.0   Greek 7 0.1
With a disability 196 7.1   Hungarian 1 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,308 100.0   Irish¹ 807 7.7
With a disability 886 16.7   Italian 28 0.3
 Percent employed 73.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,422 83.3   Norwegian 95 0.9
 Percent employed 85.1 (X)   Polish 284 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 1,558 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 587 37.7   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 53 0.5
        Scottish 33 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 42 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 9,739 100.0   Subsaharan African 27 0.3
Same house in 1995 5,967 61.3   Swedish 248 2.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,356 34.5   Swiss 68 0.7
 Same county 1,673 17.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,683 17.3   United States or American 320 3.1
  Same state 979 10.1   Welsh 16 0.2
  Different state 704 7.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 416 4.3   Other ancestries 2,464 23.6
 
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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