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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Elko 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 45,291 100.0
      enrolled in school 13,237 100.0   Native 40,655 89.8
Nursery school, preschool 560 4.2       Born in United States 40,315 89.0
Kindergarten 671 5.1           State of residence 13,070 28.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,754 51.0           Different state 27,245 60.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,335 25.2       Born outside United States 340 0.8
College or graduate school 1,917 14.5   Foreign born 4,636 10.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,756 3.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,538 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 26,798 100.0       Not a citizen 3,098 6.8
Less than 9th grade 2,129 7.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,462 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,161 30.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,636 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,217 26.9   Europe 262 5.7
Associate degree 1,876 7.0   Asia 253 5.5
Bachelor's degree 2,628 9.8   Africa 68 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,325 4.9   Oceania 15 0.3
        Latin America 3,713 80.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.1 (X)   Northern America 325 7.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 41,470 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,266 100.0   English only 33,161 80.0
Never married 7,425 22.3   Language other than English 8,309 20.0
Now married, except separated 20,166 60.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,581 8.6
Separated 566 1.7   Spanish 6,813 16.4
Widowed 1,349 4.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,120 7.5
 Female 1,057 3.2   Other Indo-European languages 504 1.2
Divorced 3,760 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 146 0.4
 Female 1,645 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 212 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 45,291 100.0
           under 18 years 765 100.0     Total ancestries reported 47,378 104.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 395 51.6   Arab 18 0.0
        Czech¹ 174 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 829 1.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,627 100.0   Dutch 748 1.7
Civilian veterans 4,299 14.0   English 5,332 11.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,336 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 344 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,192 15.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,413 100.0   Greek 113 0.2
With a disability 688 5.5   Hungarian 76 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 25,679 100.0   Irish¹ 5,189 11.5
With a disability 4,696 18.3   Italian 1,809 4.0
 Percent employed 66.2 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.0
No disability 20,983 81.7   Norwegian 1,081 2.4
 Percent employed 78.2 (X)   Polish 534 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,701 100.0   Portuguese 158 0.3
With a disability 1,251 46.3   Russian 175 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 724 1.6
        Scottish 971 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 41,470 100.0   Subsaharan African 49 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,760 47.6   Swedish 1,251 2.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,921 50.4   Swiss 191 0.4
 Same county 10,815 26.1   Ukrainian 69 0.2
 Different county 10,106 24.4   United States or American 2,816 6.2
  Same state 2,481 6.0   Welsh 462 1.0
  Different state 7,625 18.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 789 1.9   Other ancestries 15,717 34.7
 
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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