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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sierra 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 13,270 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,595 100.0   Native 12,398 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 87 3.4       Born in United States 12,318 92.8
Kindergarten 123 4.7           State of residence 5,019 37.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,344 51.8           Different state 7,299 55.0
High school (grades 9-12) 689 26.6       Born outside United States 80 0.6
College or graduate school 352 13.6   Foreign born 872 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 373 2.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 282 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 9,906 100.0       Not a citizen 590 4.4
Less than 9th grade 891 9.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,480 14.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,106 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 872 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,565 25.9   Europe 100 11.5
Associate degree 562 5.7   Asia 21 2.4
Bachelor's degree 771 7.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 531 5.4   Oceania 4 0.5
        Latin America 747 85.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.1 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,668 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,109 100.0   English only 9,928 78.4
Never married 1,796 16.2   Language other than English 2,740 21.6
Now married, except separated 6,194 55.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 822 6.5
Separated 132 1.2   Spanish 2,573 20.3
Widowed 1,372 12.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 799 6.3
 Female 984 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 131 1.0
Divorced 1,615 14.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 798 7.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,270 100.0
           under 18 years 208 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,465 101.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 138 66.3   Arab 12 0.1
        Czech¹ 34 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 51 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,612 100.0   Dutch 324 2.4
Civilian veterans 2,558 24.1   English 1,583 11.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 473 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,798 13.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,432 100.0   Greek 20 0.2
With a disability 294 12.1   Hungarian 38 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,468 100.0   Irish¹ 1,608 12.1
With a disability 1,871 28.9   Italian 162 1.2
 Percent employed 40.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,597 71.1   Norwegian 183 1.4
 Percent employed 69.7 (X)   Polish 165 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,512 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.1
With a disability 1,831 52.1   Russian 47 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 326 2.5
        Scottish 301 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 26 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 12,668 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,411 50.6   Swedish 231 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,107 48.2   Swiss 34 0.3
 Same county 2,085 16.5   Ukrainian 17 0.1
 Different county 4,022 31.7   United States or American 1,242 9.4
  Same state 1,694 13.4   Welsh 130 1.0
  Different state 2,328 18.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 12 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 150 1.2   Other ancestries 4,612 34.8
 
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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