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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Otero 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 62,298 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,135 100.0   Native 55,359 88.9
Nursery school, preschool 868 4.8       Born in United States 53,488 85.9
Kindergarten 819 4.5           State of residence 22,458 36.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,979 49.5           Different state 31,030 49.8
High school (grades 9-12) 4,146 22.9       Born outside United States 1,871 3.0
College or graduate school 3,323 18.3   Foreign born 6,939 11.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,074 4.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,105 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 38,061 100.0       Not a citizen 4,834 7.8
Less than 9th grade 2,940 7.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,282 11.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,096 29.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,939 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,634 27.9   Europe 2,048 29.5
Associate degree 3,229 8.5   Asia 521 7.5
Bachelor's degree 3,488 9.2   Africa 11 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 2,392 6.3   Oceania 29 0.4
        Latin America 4,225 60.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.0 (X)   Northern America 105 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 57,857 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 47,071 100.0   English only 40,670 70.3
Never married 10,252 21.8   Language other than English 17,187 29.7
Now married, except separated 28,327 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6,406 11.1
Separated 974 2.1   Spanish 13,318 23.0
Widowed 2,744 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,991 8.6
 Female 2,259 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 2,219 3.8
Divorced 4,774 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,023 1.8
 Female 2,557 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 578 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 62,298 100.0
           under 18 years 1,368 100.0     Total ancestries reported 62,090 99.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 849 62.1   Arab 66 0.1
        Czech¹ 196 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 292 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 40,348 100.0   Dutch 801 1.3
Civilian veterans 9,058 22.4   English 4,999 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,403 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 495 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,505 13.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,010 100.0   Greek 74 0.1
With a disability 1,254 7.8   Hungarian 111 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,903 100.0   Irish¹ 5,243 8.4
With a disability 6,446 20.9   Italian 1,375 2.2
 Percent employed 47.6 (X)   Lithuanian 61 0.1
No disability 24,457 79.1   Norwegian 618 1.0
 Percent employed 67.9 (X)   Polish 699 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 6,981 100.0   Portuguese 37 0.1
With a disability 3,168 45.4   Russian 131 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 860 1.4
        Scottish 902 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 84 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 57,857 100.0   Subsaharan African 103 0.2
Same house in 1995 27,840 48.1   Swedish 576 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 25,749 44.5   Swiss 135 0.2
 Same county 11,138 19.3   Ukrainian 147 0.2
 Different county 14,611 25.3   United States or American 4,278 6.9
  Same state 3,669 6.3   Welsh 243 0.4
  Different state 10,942 18.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 60 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,268 7.4   Other ancestries 29,596 47.5
 
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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