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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Plumas 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 20,824 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,030 100.0   Native 20,298 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 237 4.7       Born in United States 20,157 96.8
Kindergarten 259 5.1           State of residence 12,970 62.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,300 45.7           Different state 7,187 34.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,312 26.1       Born outside United States 141 0.7
College or graduate school 922 18.3   Foreign born 526 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 120 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 271 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 14,786 100.0       Not a citizen 255 1.2
Less than 9th grade 430 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,340 9.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,102 27.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 526 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,771 32.3   Europe 159 30.2
Associate degree 1,554 10.5   Asia 62 11.8
Bachelor's degree 1,737 11.7   Africa 3 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 852 5.8   Oceania 26 4.9
        Latin America 221 42.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.0 (X)   Northern America 55 10.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,853 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,071 100.0   English only 18,762 94.5
Never married 2,933 17.2   Language other than English 1,091 5.5
Now married, except separated 10,764 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 311 1.6
Separated 396 2.3   Spanish 705 3.6
Widowed 1,048 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 253 1.3
 Female 793 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 293 1.5
Divorced 1,930 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
 Female 951 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 71 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,824 100.0
           under 18 years 236 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,215 116.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 116 49.2   Arab 31 0.1
        Czech¹ 176 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 209 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,100 100.0   Dutch 517 2.5
Civilian veterans 3,101 19.3   English 3,898 18.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 964 4.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 161 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,261 20.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,462 100.0   Greek 71 0.3
With a disability 331 7.4   Hungarian 109 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,626 100.0   Irish¹ 2,979 14.3
With a disability 2,610 22.4   Italian 1,102 5.3
 Percent employed 48.1 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 9,016 77.6   Norwegian 532 2.6
 Percent employed 69.8 (X)   Polish 346 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,587 100.0   Portuguese 263 1.3
With a disability 1,350 37.6   Russian 163 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 564 2.7
        Scottish 908 4.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 24 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 19,853 100.0   Subsaharan African 24 0.1
Same house in 1995 11,155 56.2   Swedish 557 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,528 43.0   Swiss 240 1.2
 Same county 3,332 16.8   Ukrainian 14 0.1
 Different county 5,196 26.2   United States or American 1,348 6.5
  Same state 3,822 19.3   Welsh 245 1.2
  Different state 1,374 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 170 0.9   Other ancestries 4,505 21.6
 
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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