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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sweetwater 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 37,613 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,129 100.0   Native 36,581 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 654 5.9       Born in United States 36,388 96.7
Kindergarten 497 4.5           State of residence 17,821 47.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,039 45.3           Different state 18,567 49.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,935 26.4       Born outside United States 193 0.5
College or graduate school 2,004 18.0   Foreign born 1,032 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 336 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 446 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 23,053 100.0       Not a citizen 586 1.6
Less than 9th grade 659 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,252 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,994 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,032 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,158 26.7   Europe 290 28.1
Associate degree 2,062 8.9   Asia 204 19.8
Bachelor's degree 2,951 12.8   Africa 37 3.6
Graduate or professional degree 977 4.2   Oceania 6 0.6
        Latin America 444 43.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.4 (X)   Northern America 51 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,934 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,099 100.0   English only 32,298 92.5
Never married 6,710 23.1   Language other than English 2,636 7.5
Now married, except separated 17,226 59.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 895 2.6
Separated 419 1.4   Spanish 1,770 5.1
Widowed 1,396 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 635 1.8
 Female 1,126 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 510 1.5
Divorced 3,348 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 99 0.3
 Female 1,549 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 255 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,613 100.0
           under 18 years 657 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,418 112.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 425 64.7   Arab 19 0.1
        Czech¹ 288 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 957 2.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,817 100.0   Dutch 1,018 2.7
Civilian veterans 3,973 14.8   English 6,844 18.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,343 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 168 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,806 18.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,037 100.0   Greek 276 0.7
With a disability 768 7.7   Hungarian 129 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,759 100.0   Irish¹ 3,943 10.5
With a disability 3,281 15.1   Italian 2,008 5.3
 Percent employed 62.6 (X)   Lithuanian 39 0.1
No disability 18,478 84.9   Norwegian 1,451 3.9
 Percent employed 80.1 (X)   Polish 774 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,912 100.0   Portuguese 51 0.1
With a disability 1,286 44.2   Russian 214 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 617 1.6
        Scottish 1,279 3.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 44 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 34,934 100.0   Subsaharan African 29 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,193 54.9   Swedish 1,075 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,440 44.2   Swiss 290 0.8
 Same county 9,575 27.4   Ukrainian 45 0.1
 Different county 5,865 16.8   United States or American 2,456 6.5
  Same state 1,952 5.6   Welsh 650 1.7
  Different state 3,913 11.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 301 0.9   Other ancestries 9,585 25.5
 
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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