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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Santa Cruz 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 38,381 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,026 100.0   Native 23,924 62.3
Nursery school, preschool 620 5.2       Born in United States 23,198 60.4
Kindergarten 909 7.6           State of residence 16,600 43.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,163 51.2           Different state 6,598 17.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,020 25.1       Born outside United States 726 1.9
College or graduate school 1,314 10.9   Foreign born 14,457 37.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,005 10.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 6,688 17.4
  Population 25 years and over 22,445 100.0       Not a citizen 7,769 20.2
Less than 9th grade 4,588 20.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,242 18.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,124 22.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 14,457 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,191 18.7   Europe 114 0.8
Associate degree 898 4.0   Asia 188 1.3
Bachelor's degree 2,008 8.9   Africa 2 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,394 6.2   Oceania 5 0.0
        Latin America 14,080 97.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.7 (X)   Northern America 68 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,184 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 27,558 100.0   English only 6,848 19.5
Never married 6,632 24.1   Language other than English 28,336 80.5
Now married, except separated 16,796 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,158 40.2
Separated 504 1.8   Spanish 27,956 79.5
Widowed 1,456 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,007 39.8
 Female 1,243 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 182 0.5
Divorced 2,170 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.2
 Female 1,326 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 187 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 38,381 100.0
           under 18 years 1,851 100.0     Total ancestries reported 37,786 98.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 736 39.8   Arab 188 0.5
        Czech¹ 40 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 88 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,454 100.0   Dutch 151 0.4
Civilian veterans 2,105 8.3   English 1,172 3.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 575 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 75 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,539 4.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,131 100.0   Greek 124 0.3
With a disability 775 7.0   Hungarian 41 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,908 100.0   Irish¹ 1,058 2.8
With a disability 4,147 20.8   Italian 493 1.3
 Percent employed 50.2 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.1
No disability 15,761 79.2   Norwegian 114 0.3
 Percent employed 61.2 (X)   Polish 219 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,019 100.0   Portuguese 31 0.1
With a disability 1,487 37.0   Russian 58 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 228 0.6
        Scottish 294 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 35,184 100.0   Subsaharan African 32 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,430 55.2   Swedish 161 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,143 40.2   Swiss 53 0.1
 Same county 10,055 28.6   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 4,088 11.6   United States or American 997 2.6
  Same state 2,090 5.9   Welsh 57 0.1
  Different state 1,998 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,611 4.6   Other ancestries 29,966 78.1
 
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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