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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Laramie 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 81,607 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,266 100.0   Native 79,208 97.1
Nursery school, preschool 1,405 6.6       Born in United States 77,999 95.6
Kindergarten 1,061 5.0           State of residence 28,910 35.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,779 46.0           Different state 49,089 60.2
High school (grades 9-12) 4,786 22.5       Born outside United States 1,209 1.5
College or graduate school 4,235 19.9   Foreign born 2,399 2.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 751 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,533 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 53,041 100.0       Not a citizen 866 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,605 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,161 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,053 26.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,399 100.0
Some college, no degree 15,916 30.0   Europe 742 30.9
Associate degree 4,868 9.2   Asia 592 24.7
Bachelor's degree 8,146 15.4   Africa 78 3.3
Graduate or professional degree 4,292 8.1   Oceania 17 0.7
        Latin America 808 33.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.1 (X)   Northern America 162 6.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 76,328 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 64,477 100.0   English only 70,193 92.0
Never married 14,073 21.8   Language other than English 6,135 8.0
Now married, except separated 37,370 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,748 2.3
Separated 870 1.3   Spanish 4,277 5.6
Widowed 3,815 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,321 1.7
 Female 3,072 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,100 1.4
Divorced 8,349 12.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 281 0.4
 Female 4,511 7.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 583 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 141 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 81,607 100.0
           under 18 years 1,058 100.0     Total ancestries reported 92,907 113.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 546 51.6   Arab 64 0.1
        Czech¹ 950 1.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,133 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 57,906 100.0   Dutch 1,967 2.4
Civilian veterans 12,967 22.4   English 10,926 13.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,203 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 671 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 21,993 26.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 18,279 100.0   Greek 363 0.4
With a disability 1,504 8.2   Hungarian 303 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 43,622 100.0   Irish¹ 11,655 14.3
With a disability 7,573 17.4   Italian 2,680 3.3
 Percent employed 55.8 (X)   Lithuanian 122 0.1
No disability 36,049 82.6   Norwegian 2,736 3.4
 Percent employed 80.7 (X)   Polish 1,698 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 8,776 100.0   Portuguese 134 0.2
With a disability 3,586 40.9   Russian 634 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 2,100 2.6
        Scottish 2,440 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 76,328 100.0   Subsaharan African 138 0.2
Same house in 1995 35,326 46.3   Swedish 2,555 3.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 39,252 51.4   Swiss 439 0.5
 Same county 20,958 27.5   Ukrainian 58 0.1
 Different county 18,294 24.0   United States or American 4,892 6.0
  Same state 3,172 4.2   Welsh 881 1.1
  Different state 15,122 19.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 111 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,750 2.3   Other ancestries 18,037 22.1
 
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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