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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chaffee 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 16,242 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,408 100.0   Native 15,919 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 281 8.2       Born in United States 15,794 97.2
Kindergarten 159 4.7           State of residence 7,142 44.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,508 44.2           Different state 8,652 53.3
High school (grades 9-12) 953 28.0       Born outside United States 125 0.8
College or graduate school 507 14.9   Foreign born 323 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 74 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 180 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 11,837 100.0       Not a citizen 143 0.9
Less than 9th grade 359 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,001 8.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,545 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 323 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,134 26.5   Europe 161 49.8
Associate degree 919 7.8   Asia 34 10.5
Bachelor's degree 1,930 16.3   Africa 13 4.0
Graduate or professional degree 949 8.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 64 19.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.5 (X)   Northern America 51 15.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,544 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,707 100.0   English only 14,192 91.3
Never married 2,368 17.3   Language other than English 1,352 8.7
Now married, except separated 8,774 64.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 511 3.3
Separated 277 2.0   Spanish 913 5.9
Widowed 919 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 397 2.6
 Female 729 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 383 2.5
Divorced 1,369 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 103 0.7
 Female 714 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 41 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,242 100.0
           under 18 years 184 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,146 99.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 125 67.9   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 132 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 153 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,062 100.0   Dutch 396 2.4
Civilian veterans 2,238 17.1   English 2,348 14.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 444 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 97 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,460 21.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,935 100.0   Greek 125 0.8
With a disability 159 5.4   Hungarian 38 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,572 100.0   Irish¹ 2,052 12.6
With a disability 1,505 17.6   Italian 1,131 7.0
 Percent employed 48.8 (X)   Lithuanian 18 0.1
No disability 7,067 82.4   Norwegian 342 2.1
 Percent employed 75.1 (X)   Polish 224 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,679 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.1
With a disability 960 35.8   Russian 52 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 433 2.7
        Scottish 625 3.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 19 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 15,544 100.0   Subsaharan African 57 0.4
Same house in 1995 7,488 48.2   Swedish 464 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,908 50.9   Swiss 97 0.6
 Same county 3,316 21.3   Ukrainian 13 0.1
 Different county 4,592 29.5   United States or American 763 4.7
  Same state 2,342 15.1   Welsh 204 1.3
  Different state 2,250 14.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 148 1.0   Other ancestries 2,440 15.0
 
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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