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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tulare 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 368,021 100.0
      enrolled in school 118,065 100.0   Native 284,897 77.4
Nursery school, preschool 5,767 4.9       Born in United States 282,427 76.7
Kindergarten 6,959 5.9           State of residence 223,851 60.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 58,484 49.5           Different state 58,576 15.9
High school (grades 9-12) 28,896 24.5       Born outside United States 2,470 0.7
College or graduate school 17,959 15.2   Foreign born 83,124 22.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 31,667 8.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 21,567 5.9
  Population 25 years and over 204,888 100.0       Not a citizen 61,557 16.7
Less than 9th grade 47,161 23.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 31,351 15.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 47,004 22.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 83,124 100.0
Some college, no degree 42,886 20.9   Europe 3,347 4.0
Associate degree 12,926 6.3   Asia 8,586 10.3
Bachelor's degree 15,956 7.8   Africa 189 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 7,604 3.7   Oceania 86 0.1
        Latin America 70,330 84.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 61.7 (X)   Northern America 586 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 335,395 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 264,363 100.0   English only 188,536 56.2
Never married 72,588 27.5   Language other than English 146,859 43.8
Now married, except separated 147,660 55.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75,128 22.4
Separated 7,025 2.7   Spanish 130,074 38.8
Widowed 15,216 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 67,671 20.2
 Female 12,123 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 6,903 2.1
Divorced 21,874 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,027 0.6
 Female 12,648 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9,059 2.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,109 1.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 368,021 100.0
           under 18 years 11,832 100.0     Total ancestries reported 346,628 94.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,078 34.5   Arab 722 0.2
        Czech¹ 633 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,141 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 243,715 100.0   Dutch 5,824 1.6
Civilian veterans 23,325 9.6   English 21,091 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,514 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 713 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,833 6.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 109,320 100.0   Greek 233 0.1
With a disability 8,326 7.6   Hungarian 283 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 187,796 100.0   Irish¹ 20,770 5.6
With a disability 45,909 24.4   Italian 6,775 1.8
 Percent employed 49.5 (X)   Lithuanian 119 0.0
No disability 141,887 75.6   Norwegian 2,493 0.7
 Percent employed 67.9 (X)   Polish 1,475 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 34,225 100.0   Portuguese 9,606 2.6
With a disability 15,653 45.7   Russian 710 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 3,153 0.9
        Scottish 3,542 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 29 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 335,395 100.0   Subsaharan African 582 0.2
Same house in 1995 178,117 53.1   Swedish 3,128 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 147,060 43.8   Swiss 667 0.2
 Same county 112,647 33.6   Ukrainian 160 0.0
 Different county 34,413 10.3   United States or American 18,755 5.1
  Same state 27,001 8.1   Welsh 1,095 0.3
  Different state 7,412 2.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 195 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 10,218 3.0   Other ancestries 212,387 57.7
 
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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