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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Colusa 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 18,804 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,596 100.0   Native 13,623 72.4
Nursery school, preschool 239 4.3       Born in United States 13,519 71.9
Kindergarten 391 7.0           State of residence 11,159 59.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,641 47.2           Different state 2,360 12.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,603 28.6       Born outside United States 104 0.6
College or graduate school 722 12.9   Foreign born 5,181 27.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,199 11.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,226 6.5
  Population 25 years and over 10,912 100.0       Not a citizen 3,955 21.0
Less than 9th grade 2,517 23.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,410 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,635 24.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,181 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,476 22.7   Europe 54 1.0
Associate degree 712 6.5   Asia 137 2.6
Bachelor's degree 858 7.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 304 2.8   Oceania 85 1.6
        Latin America 4,864 93.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.0 (X)   Northern America 41 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,275 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,948 100.0   English only 10,012 58.0
Never married 3,431 24.6   Language other than English 7,263 42.0
Now married, except separated 8,182 58.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,177 24.2
Separated 246 1.8   Spanish 6,883 39.8
Widowed 894 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,012 23.2
 Female 708 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 287 1.7
Divorced 1,195 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 122 0.7
 Female 594 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 80 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,804 100.0
           under 18 years 546 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,610 99.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 237 43.4   Arab 11 0.1
        Czech¹ 30 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 167 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,859 100.0   Dutch 225 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,543 12.0   English 1,296 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 309 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 83 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,878 10.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,211 100.0   Greek 16 0.1
With a disability 423 8.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,817 100.0   Irish¹ 1,382 7.3
With a disability 2,078 21.2   Italian 612 3.3
 Percent employed 49.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,739 78.8   Norwegian 229 1.2
 Percent employed 69.6 (X)   Polish 86 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,984 100.0   Portuguese 339 1.8
With a disability 842 42.4   Russian 65 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 232 1.2
        Scottish 274 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 17,275 100.0   Subsaharan African 9 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,959 57.6   Swedish 234 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,418 37.2   Swiss 140 0.7
 Same county 3,893 22.5   Ukrainian 10 0.1
 Different county 2,525 14.6   United States or American 843 4.5
  Same state 2,254 13.0   Welsh 57 0.3
  Different state 271 1.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 898 5.2   Other ancestries 10,080 53.6
 
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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