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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gem 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 15,181 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,788 100.0   Native 14,430 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 191 5.0       Born in United States 14,354 94.6
Kindergarten 214 5.6           State of residence 7,437 49.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,929 50.9           Different state 6,917 45.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,037 27.4       Born outside United States 76 0.5
College or graduate school 417 11.0   Foreign born 751 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 333 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 225 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 9,663 100.0       Not a citizen 526 3.5
Less than 9th grade 595 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,398 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,381 35.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 751 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,521 26.1   Europe 106 14.1
Associate degree 669 6.9   Asia 53 7.1
Bachelor's degree 833 8.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 266 2.8   Oceania 13 1.7
        Latin America 558 74.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.4 (X)   Northern America 21 2.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,112 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,716 100.0   English only 13,098 92.8
Never married 2,167 18.5   Language other than English 1,014 7.2
Now married, except separated 7,391 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 523 3.7
Separated 133 1.1   Spanish 803 5.7
Widowed 825 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 421 3.0
 Female 657 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 108 0.8
Divorced 1,200 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 56 0.4
 Female 572 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 77 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,181 100.0
           under 18 years 345 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,258 93.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 159 46.1   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 80 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 138 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,898 100.0   Dutch 445 2.9
Civilian veterans 1,860 17.1   English 1,794 11.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 365 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 131 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,677 17.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,773 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 277 7.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,873 100.0   Irish¹ 1,413 9.3
With a disability 1,668 21.2   Italian 272 1.8
 Percent employed 55.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,205 78.8   Norwegian 467 3.1
 Percent employed 75.6 (X)   Polish 149 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,289 100.0   Portuguese 33 0.2
With a disability 1,027 44.9   Russian 63 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 317 2.1
        Scottish 465 3.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,112 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,856 55.7   Swedish 291 1.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,093 43.2   Swiss 57 0.4
 Same county 2,734 19.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,359 23.8   United States or American 2,055 13.5
  Same state 1,795 12.7   Welsh 148 1.0
  Different state 1,564 11.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 163 1.2   Other ancestries 2,882 19.0
 
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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