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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Las Animas 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 15,207 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,954 100.0   Native 14,850 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 253 6.4       Born in United States 14,783 97.2
Kindergarten 181 4.6           State of residence 9,727 64.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,779 45.0           Different state 5,056 33.2
High school (grades 9-12) 856 21.6       Born outside United States 67 0.4
College or graduate school 885 22.4   Foreign born 357 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 153 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 112 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 10,279 100.0       Not a citizen 245 1.6
Less than 9th grade 1,101 10.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,278 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,796 27.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 357 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,340 22.8   Europe 55 15.4
Associate degree 1,096 10.7   Asia 43 12.0
Bachelor's degree 1,027 10.0   Africa 10 2.8
Graduate or professional degree 641 6.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 245 68.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.9 (X)   Northern America 4 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,388 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,171 100.0   English only 11,397 79.2
Never married 2,999 24.6   Language other than English 2,991 20.8
Now married, except separated 6,419 52.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 684 4.8
Separated 179 1.5   Spanish 2,693 18.7
Widowed 1,138 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 625 4.3
 Female 925 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 215 1.5
Divorced 1,436 11.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.3
 Female 788 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,207 100.0
           under 18 years 382 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,646 102.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 197 51.6   Arab 68 0.4
        Czech¹ 60 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 43 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,519 100.0   Dutch 220 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,844 16.0   English 1,032 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 395 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 109 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,532 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,527 100.0   Greek 35 0.2
With a disability 218 6.2   Hungarian 29 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,994 100.0   Irish¹ 1,134 7.5
With a disability 2,225 27.8   Italian 2,185 14.4
 Percent employed 51.2 (X)   Lithuanian 13 0.1
No disability 5,769 72.2   Norwegian 160 1.1
 Percent employed 74.9 (X)   Polish 229 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,675 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.1
With a disability 1,228 45.9   Russian 15 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 170 1.1
        Scottish 220 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,388 100.0   Subsaharan African 15 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,390 58.3   Swedish 189 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,789 40.2   Swiss 22 0.1
 Same county 2,808 19.5   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 2,981 20.7   United States or American 779 5.1
  Same state 1,199 8.3   Welsh 65 0.4
  Different state 1,782 12.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 209 1.5   Other ancestries 6,907 45.4
 
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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