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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Madera 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 123,109 100.0
      enrolled in school 35,998 100.0   Native 98,356 79.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,399 3.9       Born in United States 97,490 79.2
Kindergarten 2,444 6.8           State of residence 73,514 59.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,737 46.5           Different state 23,976 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 9,423 26.2       Born outside United States 866 0.7
College or graduate school 5,995 16.7   Foreign born 24,753 20.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10,728 8.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 6,089 4.9
  Population 25 years and over 74,830 100.0       Not a citizen 18,664 15.2
Less than 9th grade 13,740 18.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,161 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 18,923 25.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 24,753 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,745 22.4   Europe 1,103 4.5
Associate degree 4,279 5.7   Asia 1,150 4.6
Bachelor's degree 6,129 8.2   Africa 48 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 2,853 3.8   Oceania 40 0.2
        Latin America 22,054 89.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.4 (X)   Northern America 358 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 113,722 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 93,034 100.0   English only 71,693 63.0
Never married 25,083 27.0   Language other than English 42,029 37.0
Now married, except separated 51,812 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22,044 19.4
Separated 2,811 3.0   Spanish 38,011 33.4
Widowed 4,900 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20,504 18.0
 Female 3,978 4.3   Other Indo-European languages 2,319 2.0
Divorced 8,428 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 730 0.6
 Female 5,296 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 869 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 266 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 123,109 100.0
           under 18 years 3,859 100.0     Total ancestries reported 122,727 99.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,759 45.6   Arab 256 0.2
        Czech¹ 214 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 713 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 86,721 100.0   Dutch 2,095 1.7
Civilian veterans 10,213 11.8   English 8,706 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,718 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 227 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,908 9.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 32,185 100.0   Greek 244 0.2
With a disability 2,404 7.5   Hungarian 245 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 61,015 100.0   Irish¹ 9,092 7.4
With a disability 15,975 26.2   Italian 3,782 3.1
 Percent employed 51.7 (X)   Lithuanian 91 0.1
No disability 45,040 73.8   Norwegian 1,278 1.0
 Percent employed 64.8 (X)   Polish 795 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 12,824 100.0   Portuguese 1,879 1.5
With a disability 5,591 43.6   Russian 591 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 1,255 1.0
        Scottish 1,814 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 54 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 113,722 100.0   Subsaharan African 335 0.3
Same house in 1995 60,028 52.8   Swedish 1,471 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 49,592 43.6   Swiss 263 0.2
 Same county 28,232 24.8   Ukrainian 39 0.0
 Different county 21,360 18.8   United States or American 5,517 4.5
  Same state 18,587 16.3   Welsh 447 0.4
  Different state 2,773 2.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 124 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,102 3.6   Other ancestries 66,574 54.1
 
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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