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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Arapahoe 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 487,967 100.0
      enrolled in school 134,175 100.0   Native 434,525 89.0
Nursery school, preschool 9,242 6.9       Born in United States 427,319 87.6
Kindergarten 6,914 5.2           State of residence 175,849 36.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 60,663 45.2           Different state 251,470 51.5
High school (grades 9-12) 29,827 22.2       Born outside United States 7,206 1.5
College or graduate school 27,529 20.5   Foreign born 53,442 11.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 28,722 5.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 19,668 4.0
  Population 25 years and over 316,560 100.0       Not a citizen 33,774 6.9
Less than 9th grade 9,666 3.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 19,908 6.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 64,921 20.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 53,437 100.0
Some college, no degree 81,327 25.7   Europe 10,288 19.3
Associate degree 23,506 7.4   Asia 15,397 28.8
Bachelor's degree 79,385 25.1   Africa 2,933 5.5
Graduate or professional degree 37,847 12.0   Oceania 503 0.9
        Latin America 22,131 41.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.7 (X)   Northern America 2,185 4.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 37.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 454,817 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 380,507 100.0   English only 384,272 84.5
Never married 101,756 26.7   Language other than English 70,545 15.5
Now married, except separated 210,710 55.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33,154 7.3
Separated 6,146 1.6   Spanish 37,645 8.3
Widowed 16,394 4.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,737 4.3
 Female 13,495 3.5   Other Indo-European languages 15,706 3.5
Divorced 45,501 12.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,425 1.2
 Female 27,155 7.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13,469 3.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,712 1.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 487,967 100.0
           under 18 years 6,857 100.0     Total ancestries reported 562,093 115.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,468 36.0   Arab 2,422 0.5
        Czech¹ 3,883 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,879 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 356,139 100.0   Dutch 10,377 2.1
Civilian veterans 50,669 14.2   English 60,493 12.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 16,329 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,387 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 108,091 22.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 113,010 100.0   Greek 2,947 0.6
With a disability 8,512 7.5   Hungarian 2,319 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 296,149 100.0   Irish¹ 64,249 13.2
With a disability 42,922 14.5   Italian 21,352 4.4
 Percent employed 67.5 (X)   Lithuanian 1,311 0.3
No disability 253,227 85.5   Norwegian 13,230 2.7
 Percent employed 83.2 (X)   Polish 12,634 2.6
     Population 65 years and over 40,100 100.0   Portuguese 786 0.2
With a disability 15,073 37.6   Russian 8,086 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 9,920 2.0
        Scottish 13,411 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 734 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 454,817 100.0   Subsaharan African 5,035 1.0
Same house in 1995 201,552 44.3   Swedish 14,131 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 235,549 51.8   Swiss 2,374 0.5
 Same county 89,917 19.8   Ukrainian 1,825 0.4
 Different county 145,632 32.0   United States or American 23,118 4.7
  Same state 73,182 16.1   Welsh 5,274 1.1
  Different state 72,450 15.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,066 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 17,716 3.9   Other ancestries 148,430 30.4
 
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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