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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Taos 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 29,979 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,505 100.0   Native 28,736 95.9
Nursery school, preschool 423 5.6       Born in United States 28,567 95.3
Kindergarten 346 4.6           State of residence 17,580 58.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,604 48.0           Different state 10,987 36.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,802 24.0       Born outside United States 169 0.6
College or graduate school 1,330 17.7   Foreign born 1,243 4.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 624 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 417 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 20,526 100.0       Not a citizen 826 2.8
Less than 9th grade 1,532 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,752 13.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,462 26.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,243 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,420 21.5   Europe 227 18.3
Associate degree 1,048 5.1   Asia 81 6.5
Bachelor's degree 3,399 16.6   Africa 21 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,913 9.3   Oceania 17 1.4
        Latin America 820 66.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.1 (X)   Northern America 77 6.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,347 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,014 100.0   English only 13,505 47.6
Never married 6,917 28.8   Language other than English 14,842 52.4
Now married, except separated 11,314 47.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,665 12.9
Separated 440 1.8   Spanish 13,113 46.3
Widowed 1,722 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,369 11.9
 Female 1,406 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 435 1.5
Divorced 3,621 15.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.1
 Female 2,040 8.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 45 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 29,979 100.0
           under 18 years 601 100.0     Total ancestries reported 31,461 104.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 318 52.9   Arab 22 0.1
        Czech¹ 62 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 83 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,607 100.0   Dutch 357 1.2
Civilian veterans 3,182 14.1   English 2,088 7.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 774 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 103 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,250 7.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,831 100.0   Greek 87 0.3
With a disability 450 6.6   Hungarian 52 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,786 100.0   Irish¹ 1,869 6.2
With a disability 3,971 22.3   Italian 624 2.1
 Percent employed 53.4 (X)   Lithuanian 43 0.1
No disability 13,815 77.7   Norwegian 202 0.7
 Percent employed 72.7 (X)   Polish 359 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,538 100.0   Portuguese 26 0.1
With a disability 1,521 43.0   Russian 236 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 448 1.5
        Scottish 675 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 18 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 28,347 100.0   Subsaharan African 57 0.2
Same house in 1995 18,249 64.4   Swedish 287 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,706 34.2   Swiss 151 0.5
 Same county 4,668 16.5   Ukrainian 43 0.1
 Different county 5,038 17.8   United States or American 920 3.1
  Same state 1,402 4.9   Welsh 183 0.6
  Different state 3,636 12.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 392 1.4   Other ancestries 19,437 64.8
 
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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