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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Socorro 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 18,078 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,817 100.0   Native 16,913 93.6
Nursery school, preschool 262 4.5       Born in United States 16,806 93.0
Kindergarten 298 5.1           State of residence 11,489 63.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,361 40.6           Different state 5,317 29.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,181 20.3       Born outside United States 107 0.6
College or graduate school 1,715 29.5   Foreign born 1,165 6.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 483 2.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 289 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 10,642 100.0       Not a citizen 876 4.8
Less than 9th grade 1,292 12.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,675 15.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,093 29.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,165 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,985 18.7   Europe 82 7.0
Associate degree 537 5.0   Asia 135 11.6
Bachelor's degree 1,146 10.8   Africa 37 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 914 8.6   Oceania 7 0.6
        Latin America 858 73.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.1 (X)   Northern America 46 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,854 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,859 100.0   English only 9,732 57.7
Never married 4,326 31.2   Language other than English 7,122 42.3
Now married, except separated 6,819 49.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,450 14.5
Separated 225 1.6   Spanish 5,418 32.1
Widowed 833 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,439 8.5
 Female 660 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 217 1.3
Divorced 1,656 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
 Female 879 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 110 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,078 100.0
           under 18 years 557 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,338 95.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 317 56.9   Arab 46 0.3
        Czech¹ 13 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 60 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,975 100.0   Dutch 153 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,917 14.8   English 945 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 241 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 39 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,562 8.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,026 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 446 8.9   Hungarian 19 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,790 100.0   Irish¹ 1,150 6.4
With a disability 2,194 22.4   Italian 292 1.6
 Percent employed 44.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,596 77.6   Norwegian 98 0.5
 Percent employed 68.3 (X)   Polish 187 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,946 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.1
With a disability 951 48.9   Russian 61 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 242 1.3
        Scottish 233 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,854 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,863 58.5   Swedish 119 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,684 39.7   Swiss 39 0.2
 Same county 3,068 18.2   Ukrainian 10 0.1
 Different county 3,616 21.5   United States or American 1,073 5.9
  Same state 2,034 12.1   Welsh 70 0.4
  Different state 1,582 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 36 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 307 1.8   Other ancestries 10,598 58.6
 
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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