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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nye 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 32,485 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,644 100.0   Native 30,856 95.0
Nursery school, preschool 296 4.5       Born in United States 30,530 94.0
Kindergarten 423 6.4           State of residence 6,493 20.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,688 55.5           Different state 24,037 74.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,636 24.6       Born outside United States 326 1.0
College or graduate school 601 9.0   Foreign born 1,629 5.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 452 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 741 2.3
  Population 25 years and over 23,234 100.0       Not a citizen 888 2.7
Less than 9th grade 954 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,868 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,575 41.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,629 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,170 22.3   Europe 414 25.4
Associate degree 1,324 5.7   Asia 196 12.0
Bachelor's degree 1,609 6.9   Africa 6 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 734 3.2   Oceania 16 1.0
        Latin America 894 54.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.2 (X)   Northern America 103 6.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,602 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,131 100.0   English only 27,840 91.0
Never married 4,004 15.3   Language other than English 2,762 9.0
Now married, except separated 16,159 61.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 849 2.8
Separated 602 2.3   Spanish 1,872 6.1
Widowed 2,022 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 663 2.2
 Female 1,390 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 509 1.7
Divorced 3,344 12.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 120 0.4
 Female 1,532 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 179 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 32,485 100.0
           under 18 years 668 100.0     Total ancestries reported 38,031 117.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 309 46.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 147 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 301 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,879 100.0   Dutch 960 3.0
Civilian veterans 5,727 23.0   English 4,645 14.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,432 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 185 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,183 22.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,423 100.0   Greek 179 0.6
With a disability 410 6.4   Hungarian 153 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,052 100.0   Irish¹ 5,566 17.1
With a disability 5,779 32.0   Italian 1,850 5.7
 Percent employed 57.6 (X)   Lithuanian 48 0.1
No disability 12,273 68.0   Norwegian 638 2.0
 Percent employed 63.7 (X)   Polish 581 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 5,931 100.0   Portuguese 209 0.6
With a disability 2,409 40.6   Russian 170 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 644 2.0
        Scottish 777 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 40 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 30,602 100.0   Subsaharan African 57 0.2
Same house in 1995 12,569 41.1   Swedish 746 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,651 57.7   Swiss 102 0.3
 Same county 4,061 13.3   Ukrainian 24 0.1
 Different county 13,590 44.4   United States or American 2,868 8.8
  Same state 5,987 19.6   Welsh 381 1.2
  Different state 7,603 24.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 382 1.2   Other ancestries 8,135 25.0
 
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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