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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Luna 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 25,016 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,401 100.0   Native 20,132 80.5
Nursery school, preschool 262 4.1       Born in United States 19,971 79.8
Kindergarten 456 7.1           State of residence 10,361 41.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,427 53.5           Different state 9,610 38.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,717 26.8       Born outside United States 161 0.6
College or graduate school 539 8.4   Foreign born 4,884 19.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,992 8.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,216 4.9
  Population 25 years and over 15,777 100.0       Not a citizen 3,668 14.7
Less than 9th grade 3,492 22.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,843 18.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,719 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,884 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,615 16.6   Europe 100 2.0
Associate degree 468 3.0   Asia 79 1.6
Bachelor's degree 991 6.3   Africa 7 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 649 4.1   Oceania 10 0.2
        Latin America 4,650 95.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 59.8 (X)   Northern America 38 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,130 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,905 100.0   English only 11,689 50.5
Never married 4,239 22.4   Language other than English 11,441 49.5
Now married, except separated 10,730 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,043 21.8
Separated 415 2.2   Spanish 11,255 48.7
Widowed 1,658 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,997 21.6
 Female 1,304 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 133 0.6
Divorced 1,863 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.1
 Female 890 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,016 100.0
           under 18 years 884 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,970 95.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 594 67.2   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 76 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 75 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,535 100.0   Dutch 349 1.4
Civilian veterans 2,794 15.9   English 1,455 5.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 404 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 108 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,069 8.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,495 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 563 8.7   Hungarian 33 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,939 100.0   Irish¹ 1,624 6.5
With a disability 3,042 25.5   Italian 315 1.3
 Percent employed 36.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,897 74.5   Norwegian 150 0.6
 Percent employed 58.0 (X)   Polish 188 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 4,444 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,042 45.9   Russian 31 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 320 1.3
        Scottish 239 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 23,130 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,265 57.3   Swedish 95 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,125 39.5   Swiss 48 0.2
 Same county 4,993 21.6   Ukrainian 8 0.0
 Different county 4,132 17.9   United States or American 1,773 7.1
  Same state 1,257 5.4   Welsh 121 0.5
  Different state 2,875 12.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 740 3.2   Other ancestries 14,409 57.6
 
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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