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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dawson 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 24,365 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,269 100.0   Native 20,499 84.1
Nursery school, preschool 451 7.2       Born in United States 20,416 83.8
Kindergarten 353 5.6           State of residence 15,599 64.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,226 51.5           Different state 4,817 19.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,709 27.3       Born outside United States 83 0.3
College or graduate school 530 8.5   Foreign born 3,866 15.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,404 9.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 913 3.7
  Population 25 years and over 15,175 100.0       Not a citizen 2,953 12.1
Less than 9th grade 2,304 15.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,703 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,380 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,866 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,013 19.9   Europe 61 1.6
Associate degree 591 3.9   Asia 107 2.8
Bachelor's degree 1,558 10.3   Africa 10 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 626 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3,677 95.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.6 (X)   Northern America 11 0.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,320 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,392 100.0   English only 17,209 77.1
Never married 3,945 21.4   Language other than English 5,111 22.9
Now married, except separated 11,465 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,338 15.0
Separated 262 1.4   Spanish 4,854 21.7
Widowed 1,366 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,230 14.5
 Female 1,112 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 129 0.6
Divorced 1,354 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 711 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 96 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,365 100.0
           under 18 years 372 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,282 99.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 156 41.9   Arab 62 0.3
        Czech¹ 410 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 677 2.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,210 100.0   Dutch 532 2.2
Civilian veterans 2,136 12.4   English 2,096 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 408 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 42 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,360 30.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,079 100.0   Greek 26 0.1
With a disability 351 5.8   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,613 100.0   Irish¹ 2,208 9.1
With a disability 2,277 18.1   Italian 185 0.8
 Percent employed 67.7 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 10,336 81.9   Norwegian 221 0.9
 Percent employed 80.5 (X)   Polish 323 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,308 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,305 39.4   Russian 74 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 163 0.7
        Scottish 284 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,320 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,731 52.6   Swedish 1,279 5.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,512 42.6   Swiss 49 0.2
 Same county 5,160 23.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,352 19.5   United States or American 1,266 5.2
  Same state 2,045 9.2   Welsh 88 0.4
  Different state 2,307 10.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,077 4.8   Other ancestries 6,503 26.7
 
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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