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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kit Carson 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 8,011 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,120 100.0   Native 7,547 94.2
Nursery school, preschool 173 8.2       Born in United States 7,527 94.0
Kindergarten 63 3.0           State of residence 4,493 56.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,050 49.5           Different state 3,034 37.9
High school (grades 9-12) 630 29.7       Born outside United States 20 0.2
College or graduate school 204 9.6   Foreign born 464 5.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 275 3.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 107 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 5,254 100.0       Not a citizen 357 4.5
Less than 9th grade 579 11.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 632 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,660 31.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 464 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,230 23.4   Europe 15 3.2
Associate degree 345 6.6   Asia 10 2.2
Bachelor's degree 532 10.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 276 5.3   Oceania 5 1.1
        Latin America 427 92.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.0 (X)   Northern America 7 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,521 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,280 100.0   English only 6,527 86.8
Never married 1,076 17.1   Language other than English 994 13.2
Now married, except separated 3,990 63.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 472 6.3
Separated 158 2.5   Spanish 885 11.8
Widowed 529 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 452 6.0
 Female 400 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 85 1.1
Divorced 527 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.2
 Female 235 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,011 100.0
           under 18 years 54 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,820 85.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 36 66.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 77 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 90 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,865 100.0   Dutch 115 1.4
Civilian veterans 817 13.9   English 639 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 192 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,363 29.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,894 100.0   Greek 9 0.1
With a disability 118 6.2   Hungarian 4 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,991 100.0   Irish¹ 613 7.7
With a disability 737 18.5   Italian 85 1.1
 Percent employed 69.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,254 81.5   Norwegian 138 1.7
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 81 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,124 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 425 37.8   Russian 19 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 113 1.4
        Scottish 105 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,521 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,316 57.4   Swedish 163 2.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,034 40.3   Swiss 22 0.3
 Same county 1,315 17.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,719 22.9   United States or American 689 8.6
  Same state 609 8.1   Welsh 55 0.7
  Different state 1,110 14.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 171 2.3   Other ancestries 1,239 15.5
 
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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