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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mesa 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 116,255 100.0
      enrolled in school 29,470 100.0   Native 112,812 97.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,915 6.5       Born in United States 112,123 96.4
Kindergarten 1,450 4.9           State of residence 57,069 49.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,526 45.9           Different state 55,054 47.4
High school (grades 9-12) 6,743 22.9       Born outside United States 689 0.6
College or graduate school 5,836 19.8   Foreign born 3,443 3.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,469 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,360 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 76,358 100.0       Not a citizen 2,083 1.8
Less than 9th grade 3,492 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,961 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 23,154 30.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,443 100.0
Some college, no degree 19,606 25.7   Europe 726 21.1
Associate degree 5,381 7.0   Asia 398 11.6
Bachelor's degree 11,174 14.6   Africa 35 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 5,590 7.3   Oceania 32 0.9
        Latin America 2,029 58.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.0 (X)   Northern America 223 6.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 109,124 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 92,577 100.0   English only 100,424 92.0
Never married 20,160 21.8   Language other than English 8,700 8.0
Now married, except separated 54,411 58.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,002 2.8
Separated 1,311 1.4   Spanish 6,594 6.0
Widowed 6,112 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,523 2.3
 Female 4,952 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 1,671 1.5
Divorced 10,583 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 288 0.3
 Female 6,125 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 292 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 175 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 116,255 100.0
           under 18 years 1,612 100.0     Total ancestries reported 120,883 104.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 863 53.5   Arab 140 0.1
        Czech¹ 770 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,500 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 87,283 100.0   Dutch 2,516 2.2
Civilian veterans 14,908 17.1   English 16,675 14.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,063 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 846 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,934 21.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 26,999 100.0   Greek 249 0.2
With a disability 2,305 8.5   Hungarian 236 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 63,871 100.0   Irish¹ 13,248 11.4
With a disability 13,532 21.2   Italian 4,196 3.6
 Percent employed 58.2 (X)   Lithuanian 198 0.2
No disability 50,339 78.8   Norwegian 2,809 2.4
 Percent employed 80.1 (X)   Polish 1,745 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 17,045 100.0   Portuguese 258 0.2
With a disability 6,913 40.6   Russian 637 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 2,773 2.4
        Scottish 3,026 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 117 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 109,124 100.0   Subsaharan African 117 0.1
Same house in 1995 49,190 45.1   Swedish 3,407 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 58,903 54.0   Swiss 533 0.5
 Same county 31,758 29.1   Ukrainian 116 0.1
 Different county 27,145 24.9   United States or American 10,042 8.6
  Same state 11,328 10.4   Welsh 1,473 1.3
  Different state 15,817 14.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 85 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,031 0.9   Other ancestries 24,174 20.8
 
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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