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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dawson 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 14,985 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,867 100.0   Native 14,362 95.8
Nursery school, preschool 231 6.0       Born in United States 14,279 95.3
Kindergarten 264 6.8           State of residence 11,920 79.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,790 46.3           Different state 2,359 15.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,003 25.9       Born outside United States 83 0.6
College or graduate school 579 15.0   Foreign born 623 4.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 279 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 253 1.7
  Population 25 years and over 9,949 100.0       Not a citizen 370 2.5
Less than 9th grade 1,875 18.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,583 15.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,469 34.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 623 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,787 18.0   Europe 12 1.9
Associate degree 188 1.9   Asia 48 7.7
Bachelor's degree 786 7.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 261 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 551 88.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.2 (X)   Northern America 12 1.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,126 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,870 100.0   English only 7,862 55.7
Never married 1,908 16.1   Language other than English 6,264 44.3
Now married, except separated 7,967 67.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,832 13.0
Separated 309 2.6   Spanish 5,851 41.4
Widowed 896 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,728 12.2
 Female 708 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 221 1.6
Divorced 790 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.5
 Female 490 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 140 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,985 100.0
           under 18 years 422 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,413 62.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 241 57.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 5 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,157 100.0   Dutch 15 0.1
Civilian veterans 988 8.9   English 619 4.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 94 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 610 4.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,321 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 253 7.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,411 100.0   Irish¹ 522 3.5
With a disability 1,499 23.4   Italian 50 0.3
 Percent employed 49.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,912 76.6   Norwegian 38 0.3
 Percent employed 71.4 (X)   Polish 9 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,096 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 966 46.1   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 172 1.1
        Scottish 65 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,126 100.0   Subsaharan African 6 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,213 58.1   Swedish 13 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,817 41.2   Swiss 8 0.1
 Same county 2,426 17.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,391 24.0   United States or American 1,202 8.0
  Same state 2,018 14.3   Welsh 10 0.1
  Different state 1,373 9.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 96 0.7   Other ancestries 5,961 39.8
 
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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