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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 14,189 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,353 100.0   Native 13,872 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 144 4.3       Born in United States 13,822 97.4
Kindergarten 222 6.6           State of residence 8,647 60.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,644 49.0           Different state 5,175 36.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,019 30.4       Born outside United States 50 0.4
College or graduate school 324 9.7   Foreign born 317 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 114 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 130 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 9,518 100.0       Not a citizen 187 1.3
Less than 9th grade 596 6.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,232 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,258 34.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 317 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,092 22.0   Europe 94 29.7
Associate degree 577 6.1   Asia 54 17.0
Bachelor's degree 1,192 12.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 571 6.0   Oceania 3 0.9
        Latin America 160 50.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.8 (X)   Northern America 6 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,423 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,354 100.0   English only 9,850 73.4
Never married 2,206 19.4   Language other than English 3,573 26.6
Now married, except separated 6,771 59.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 748 5.6
Separated 184 1.6   Spanish 3,382 25.2
Widowed 895 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 692 5.2
 Female 696 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 159 1.2
Divorced 1,298 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 50 0.4
 Female 656 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,189 100.0
           under 18 years 248 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,700 96.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 142 57.3   Arab 111 0.8
        Czech¹ 37 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 106 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,614 100.0   Dutch 158 1.1
Civilian veterans 1,900 17.9   English 1,158 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 335 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 88 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,513 10.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,147 100.0   Greek 30 0.2
With a disability 214 6.8   Hungarian 8 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,526 100.0   Irish¹ 1,074 7.6
With a disability 1,399 18.6   Italian 669 4.7
 Percent employed 49.7 (X)   Lithuanian 1 0.0
No disability 6,127 81.4   Norwegian 125 0.9
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 101 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,335 100.0   Portuguese 19 0.1
With a disability 896 38.4   Russian 12 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 282 2.0
        Scottish 198 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,423 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,566 56.4   Swedish 148 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,700 42.5   Swiss 72 0.5
 Same county 2,829 21.1   Ukrainian 26 0.2
 Different county 2,871 21.4   United States or American 885 6.2
  Same state 1,088 8.1   Welsh 70 0.5
  Different state 1,783 13.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 157 1.2   Other ancestries 6,462 45.5
 
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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