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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rio Blanco 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 5,986 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,726 100.0   Native 5,797 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 72 4.2       Born in United States 5,765 96.3
Kindergarten 85 4.9           State of residence 3,024 50.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 728 42.2           Different state 2,741 45.8
High school (grades 9-12) 456 26.4       Born outside United States 32 0.5
College or graduate school 385 22.3   Foreign born 189 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 102 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 66 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 3,857 100.0       Not a citizen 123 2.1
Less than 9th grade 163 4.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 285 7.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,234 32.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 189 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,100 28.5   Europe 55 29.1
Associate degree 323 8.4   Asia 25 13.2
Bachelor's degree 495 12.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 257 6.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 95 50.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.4 (X)   Northern America 14 7.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,639 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,741 100.0   English only 5,268 93.4
Never married 1,063 22.4   Language other than English 371 6.6
Now married, except separated 2,924 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 2.9
Separated 70 1.5   Spanish 248 4.4
Widowed 205 4.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 120 2.1
 Female 170 3.6   Other Indo-European languages 113 2.0
Divorced 479 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.7
 Female 217 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,986 100.0
           under 18 years 86 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,237 104.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 59 68.6   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 40 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 84 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,381 100.0   Dutch 164 2.7
Civilian veterans 673 15.4   English 918 15.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 250 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 49 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,301 21.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,583 100.0   Greek 21 0.4
With a disability 102 6.4   Hungarian 33 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,379 100.0   Irish¹ 825 13.8
With a disability 444 13.1   Italian 114 1.9
 Percent employed 56.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,935 86.9   Norwegian 149 2.5
 Percent employed 81.4 (X)   Polish 127 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 655 100.0   Portuguese 13 0.2
With a disability 255 38.9   Russian 45 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 123 2.1
        Scottish 219 3.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,639 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,894 51.3   Swedish 199 3.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,667 47.3   Swiss 36 0.6
 Same county 1,211 21.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,456 25.8   United States or American 479 8.0
  Same state 780 13.8   Welsh 77 1.3
  Different state 676 12.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 78 1.4   Other ancestries 967 16.2
 
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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