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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mineral 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 27,078 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,308 100.0   Native 26,917 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 305 4.8       Born in United States 26,787 98.9
Kindergarten 296 4.7           State of residence 10,622 39.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,123 49.5           Different state 16,165 59.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,395 22.1       Born outside United States 130 0.5
College or graduate school 1,189 18.8   Foreign born 161 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 81 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 81 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 18,443 100.0       Not a citizen 80 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,229 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,410 13.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,558 46.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 161 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,930 15.9   Europe 59 36.6
Associate degree 1,164 6.3   Asia 76 47.2
Bachelor's degree 1,177 6.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 975 5.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 26 16.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,587 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,855 100.0   English only 25,123 98.2
Never married 4,396 20.1   Language other than English 464 1.8
Now married, except separated 13,165 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 151 0.6
Separated 314 1.4   Spanish 192 0.8
Widowed 1,892 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 50 0.2
 Female 1,468 6.7   Other Indo-European languages 183 0.7
Divorced 2,088 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.2
 Female 1,140 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 77 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,078 100.0
           under 18 years 395 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,215 82.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 202 51.1   Arab 37 0.1
        Czech¹ 85 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,731 100.0   Dutch 746 2.8
Civilian veterans 3,605 17.4   English 2,341 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 319 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,132 22.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,133 100.0   Greek 27 0.1
With a disability 548 8.9   Hungarian 48 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,343 100.0   Irish¹ 3,129 11.6
With a disability 3,056 19.9   Italian 1,031 3.8
 Percent employed 50.1 (X)   Lithuanian 58 0.2
No disability 12,287 80.1   Norwegian 37 0.1
 Percent employed 73.5 (X)   Polish 340 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,912 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,757 44.9   Russian 20 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 559 2.1
        Scottish 534 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 88 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 25,587 100.0   Subsaharan African 42 0.2
Same house in 1995 17,129 66.9   Swedish 123 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,367 32.7   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 4,883 19.1   Ukrainian 64 0.2
 Different county 3,484 13.6   United States or American 3,698 13.7
  Same state 1,023 4.0   Welsh 156 0.6
  Different state 2,461 9.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 91 0.4   Other ancestries 2,573 9.5
 
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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