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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rio Grande 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 12,413 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,385 100.0   Native 11,668 94.0
Nursery school, preschool 300 8.9       Born in United States 11,515 92.8
Kindergarten 158 4.7           State of residence 7,502 60.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,674 49.5           Different state 4,013 32.3
High school (grades 9-12) 753 22.2       Born outside United States 153 1.2
College or graduate school 500 14.8   Foreign born 745 6.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 309 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 338 2.7
  Population 25 years and over 7,959 100.0       Not a citizen 407 3.3
Less than 9th grade 931 11.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 813 10.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,386 30.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 745 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,831 23.0   Europe 39 5.2
Associate degree 498 6.3   Asia 2 0.3
Bachelor's degree 1,109 13.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 391 4.9   Oceania 6 0.8
        Latin America 679 91.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.1 (X)   Northern America 19 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,583 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,562 100.0   English only 8,390 72.4
Never married 1,904 19.9   Language other than English 3,193 27.6
Now married, except separated 5,895 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 913 7.9
Separated 150 1.6   Spanish 3,112 26.9
Widowed 614 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 892 7.7
 Female 501 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 54 0.5
Divorced 999 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.1
 Female 500 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.0
                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 12,413 100.0
           under 18 years 267 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,068 97.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 150 56.2   Arab 41 0.3
        Czech¹ 64 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 66 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,914 100.0   Dutch 291 2.3
Civilian veterans 1,361 15.3   English 1,284 10.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 255 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 55 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,128 17.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,075 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 253 8.2   Hungarian 22 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,630 100.0   Irish¹ 821 6.6
With a disability 1,250 18.9   Italian 188 1.5
 Percent employed 55.4 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 5,380 81.1   Norwegian 94 0.8
 Percent employed 77.0 (X)   Polish 118 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,683 100.0   Portuguese 34 0.3
With a disability 861 51.2   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 263 2.1
        Scottish 184 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,583 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,551 56.6   Swedish 170 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,811 41.5   Swiss 95 0.8
 Same county 2,320 20.0   Ukrainian 17 0.1
 Different county 2,491 21.5   United States or American 891 7.2
  Same state 1,456 12.6   Welsh 85 0.7
  Different state 1,035 8.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 221 1.9   Other ancestries 4,878 39.3
 
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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