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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dona Ana 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 174,682 100.0
      enrolled in school 60,034 100.0   Native 142,059 81.3
Nursery school, preschool 2,525 4.2       Born in United States 139,890 80.1
Kindergarten 3,000 5.0           State of residence 70,100 40.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 24,607 41.0           Different state 69,790 40.0
High school (grades 9-12) 12,123 20.2       Born outside United States 2,169 1.2
College or graduate school 17,779 29.6   Foreign born 32,623 18.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10,186 5.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 11,233 6.4
  Population 25 years and over 99,893 100.0       Not a citizen 21,390 12.2
Less than 9th grade 18,186 18.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11,736 11.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 22,404 22.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 32,623 100.0
Some college, no degree 19,905 19.9   Europe 1,037 3.2
Associate degree 5,393 5.4   Asia 1,128 3.5
Bachelor's degree 13,040 13.1   Africa 95 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 9,229 9.2   Oceania 16 0.0
        Latin America 30,163 92.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.0 (X)   Northern America 184 0.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 161,181 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 131,163 100.0   English only 73,554 45.6
Never married 39,565 30.2   Language other than English 87,627 54.4
Now married, except separated 69,006 52.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35,674 22.1
Separated 2,880 2.2   Spanish 84,745 52.6
Widowed 6,907 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34,901 21.7
 Female 5,408 4.1   Other Indo-European languages 1,683 1.0
Divorced 12,805 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 344 0.2
 Female 7,352 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 625 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 274 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 174,682 100.0
           under 18 years 5,303 100.0     Total ancestries reported 174,014 99.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,455 46.3   Arab 373 0.2
        Czech¹ 382 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 493 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 122,423 100.0   Dutch 1,468 0.8
Civilian veterans 15,406 12.6   English 9,943 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,497 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 523 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,385 7.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 48,698 100.0   Greek 196 0.1
With a disability 4,089 8.4   Hungarian 351 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 91,597 100.0   Irish¹ 9,277 5.3
With a disability 19,500 21.3   Italian 2,488 1.4
 Percent employed 52.5 (X)   Lithuanian 113 0.1
No disability 72,097 78.7   Norwegian 1,321 0.8
 Percent employed 68.0 (X)   Polish 1,330 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 18,353 100.0   Portuguese 174 0.1
With a disability 7,861 42.8   Russian 749 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 2,247 1.3
        Scottish 1,996 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 66 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 161,181 100.0   Subsaharan African 365 0.2
Same house in 1995 85,528 53.1   Swedish 1,311 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 70,983 44.0   Swiss 321 0.2
 Same county 39,294 24.4   Ukrainian 83 0.0
 Different county 31,689 19.7   United States or American 7,334 4.2
  Same state 11,381 7.1   Welsh 784 0.4
  Different state 20,308 12.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 66 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 4,670 2.9   Other ancestries 114,378 65.5
 
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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