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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Los Alamos 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 18,343 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,057 100.0   Native 17,111 93.3
Nursery school, preschool 404 8.0       Born in United States 16,883 92.0
Kindergarten 248 4.9           State of residence 5,489 29.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,284 45.2           Different state 11,394 62.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,124 22.2       Born outside United States 228 1.2
College or graduate school 997 19.7   Foreign born 1,232 6.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 582 3.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 567 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 12,822 100.0       Not a citizen 665 3.6
Less than 9th grade 170 1.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 300 2.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,549 12.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,232 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,215 17.3   Europe 481 39.0
Associate degree 833 6.5   Asia 523 42.5
Bachelor's degree 3,135 24.5   Africa 25 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 4,620 36.0   Oceania 15 1.2
        Latin America 103 8.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 96.3 (X)   Northern America 85 6.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 60.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,275 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,421 100.0   English only 15,288 88.5
Never married 2,654 18.4   Language other than English 1,987 11.5
Now married, except separated 9,813 68.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 561 3.2
Separated 154 1.1   Spanish 1,000 5.8
Widowed 503 3.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 220 1.3
 Female 393 2.7   Other Indo-European languages 458 2.7
Divorced 1,297 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 118 0.7
 Female 739 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 483 2.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 207 1.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,343 100.0
           under 18 years 88 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,602 112.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 41 46.6   Arab 88 0.5
        Czech¹ 185 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 216 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,594 100.0   Dutch 358 2.0
Civilian veterans 2,147 15.8   English 3,253 17.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 611 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 121 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,622 19.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,102 100.0   Greek 100 0.5
With a disability 226 5.5   Hungarian 123 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,878 100.0   Irish¹ 2,118 11.5
With a disability 950 8.7   Italian 602 3.3
 Percent employed 69.1 (X)   Lithuanian 65 0.4
No disability 9,928 91.3   Norwegian 401 2.2
 Percent employed 82.3 (X)   Polish 497 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,220 100.0   Portuguese 89 0.5
With a disability 759 34.2   Russian 258 1.4
        Scotch-Irish 516 2.8
        Scottish 573 3.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 41 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 17,275 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.2
Same house in 1995 10,300 59.6   Swedish 431 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,590 38.1   Swiss 154 0.8
 Same county 3,037 17.6   Ukrainian 19 0.1
 Different county 3,553 20.6   United States or American 1,339 7.3
  Same state 1,034 6.0   Welsh 194 1.1
  Different state 2,519 14.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 385 2.2   Other ancestries 4,598 25.1
 
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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