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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bent 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 5,998 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,547 100.0   Native 5,732 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 118 7.6       Born in United States 5,719 95.3
Kindergarten 51 3.3           State of residence 3,417 57.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 691 44.7           Different state 2,302 38.4
High school (grades 9-12) 455 29.4       Born outside United States 13 0.2
College or graduate school 232 15.0   Foreign born 266 4.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 110 1.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 85 1.4
  Population 25 years and over 4,037 100.0       Not a citizen 181 3.0
Less than 9th grade 335 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 587 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,415 35.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 266 100.0
Some college, no degree 946 23.4   Europe 34 12.8
Associate degree 291 7.2   Asia 25 9.4
Bachelor's degree 348 8.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 115 2.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 194 72.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.2 (X)   Northern America 13 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,652 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,855 100.0   English only 4,701 83.2
Never married 884 18.2   Language other than English 951 16.8
Now married, except separated 3,061 63.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 352 6.2
Separated 90 1.9   Spanish 870 15.4
Widowed 403 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 310 5.5
 Female 257 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 22 0.4
Divorced 417 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
 Female 198 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,998 100.0
           under 18 years 110 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,937 82.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 57 51.8   Arab 3 0.1
        Czech¹ 31 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,572 100.0   Dutch 128 2.1
Civilian veterans 808 17.7   English 498 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 121 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 50 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,046 17.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,288 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 134 10.4   Hungarian 25 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,654 100.0   Irish¹ 366 6.1
With a disability 669 25.2   Italian 96 1.6
 Percent employed 39.9 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.1
No disability 1,985 74.8   Norwegian 65 1.1
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 37 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 782 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 383 49.0   Russian 3 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 60 1.0
        Scottish 76 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,652 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,810 49.7   Swedish 97 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,807 49.7   Swiss 6 0.1
 Same county 705 12.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,102 37.2   United States or American 455 7.6
  Same state 1,084 19.2   Welsh 28 0.5
  Different state 1,018 18.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 35 0.6   Other ancestries 1,724 28.7
 
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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