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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Eddy 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 51,658 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,292 100.0   Native 48,915 94.7
Nursery school, preschool 822 5.8       Born in United States 48,615 94.1
Kindergarten 797 5.6           State of residence 29,342 56.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,087 49.6           Different state 19,273 37.3
High school (grades 9-12) 3,642 25.5       Born outside United States 300 0.6
College or graduate school 1,944 13.6   Foreign born 2,743 5.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 712 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,315 2.5
  Population 25 years and over 32,572 100.0       Not a citizen 1,428 2.8
Less than 9th grade 3,519 10.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,634 14.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,188 34.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,743 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,147 21.9   Europe 234 8.5
Associate degree 1,691 5.2   Asia 146 5.3
Bachelor's degree 2,832 8.7   Africa 18 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,561 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,250 82.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.0 (X)   Northern America 95 3.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 47,952 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 39,516 100.0   English only 33,377 69.6
Never married 8,366 21.2   Language other than English 14,575 30.4
Now married, except separated 23,283 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,560 9.5
Separated 771 2.0   Spanish 13,995 29.2
Widowed 2,883 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,364 9.1
 Female 2,260 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 394 0.8
Divorced 4,213 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 147 0.3
 Female 2,306 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 101 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 51,658 100.0
           under 18 years 1,254 100.0     Total ancestries reported 47,839 92.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 782 62.4   Arab 113 0.2
        Czech¹ 107 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 73 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 36,804 100.0   Dutch 794 1.5
Civilian veterans 4,946 13.4   English 4,462 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 898 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 156 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,294 8.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,222 100.0   Greek 38 0.1
With a disability 1,262 9.5   Hungarian 33 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 26,948 100.0   Irish¹ 3,952 7.7
With a disability 6,099 22.6   Italian 507 1.0
 Percent employed 52.4 (X)   Lithuanian 30 0.1
No disability 20,849 77.4   Norwegian 263 0.5
 Percent employed 71.8 (X)   Polish 274 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 7,172 100.0   Portuguese 55 0.1
With a disability 3,196 44.6   Russian 121 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 873 1.7
        Scottish 655 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 47,952 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.0
Same house in 1995 28,287 59.0   Swedish 254 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,329 40.3   Swiss 123 0.2
 Same county 12,386 25.8   Ukrainian 17 0.0
 Different county 6,943 14.5   United States or American 4,925 9.5
  Same state 2,667 5.6   Welsh 132 0.3
  Different state 4,276 8.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 56 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 336 0.7   Other ancestries 24,609 47.6
 
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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