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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Curry 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 21,137 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,801 100.0   Native 20,359 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 141 3.7       Born in United States 20,196 95.5
Kindergarten 156 4.1           State of residence 5,653 26.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,971 51.9           Different state 14,543 68.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,070 28.2       Born outside United States 163 0.8
College or graduate school 463 12.2   Foreign born 778 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 133 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 478 2.3
  Population 25 years and over 16,168 100.0       Not a citizen 300 1.4
Less than 9th grade 507 3.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,456 15.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,191 32.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 778 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,309 26.7   Europe 371 47.7
Associate degree 1,046 6.5   Asia 97 12.5
Bachelor's degree 1,571 9.7   Africa 5 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,088 6.7   Oceania 45 5.8
        Latin America 125 16.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.7 (X)   Northern America 135 17.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,269 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,909 100.0   English only 19,177 94.6
Never married 2,331 13.0   Language other than English 1,092 5.4
Now married, except separated 11,181 62.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 227 1.1
Separated 269 1.5   Spanish 504 2.5
Widowed 1,808 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 0.5
 Female 1,292 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 432 2.1
Divorced 2,320 13.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 0.4
 Female 1,231 6.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 83 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 21,137 100.0
           under 18 years 254 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,405 110.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 128 50.4   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 112 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 224 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,048 100.0   Dutch 769 3.6
Civilian veterans 3,943 23.1   English 3,375 16.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 927 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 184 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,446 21.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,655 100.0   Greek 43 0.2
With a disability 393 10.8   Hungarian 70 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,800 100.0   Irish¹ 2,909 13.8
With a disability 2,992 27.7   Italian 683 3.2
 Percent employed 58.0 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.1
No disability 7,808 72.3   Norwegian 884 4.2
 Percent employed 69.6 (X)   Polish 248 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 5,598 100.0   Portuguese 280 1.3
With a disability 2,232 39.9   Russian 98 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 543 2.6
        Scottish 807 3.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,269 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,597 52.3   Swedish 662 3.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,524 47.0   Swiss 194 0.9
 Same county 3,750 18.5   Ukrainian 39 0.2
 Different county 5,774 28.5   United States or American 1,725 8.2
  Same state 1,716 8.5   Welsh 305 1.4
  Different state 4,058 20.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 55 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 148 0.7   Other ancestries 3,798 18.0
 
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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