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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Torrance 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 16,911 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,660 100.0   Native 16,196 95.8
Nursery school, preschool 145 3.1       Born in United States 16,097 95.2
Kindergarten 307 6.6           State of residence 9,068 53.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,465 52.9           Different state 7,029 41.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,174 25.2       Born outside United States 99 0.6
College or graduate school 569 12.2   Foreign born 715 4.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 286 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 262 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 10,556 100.0       Not a citizen 453 2.7
Less than 9th grade 884 8.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,534 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,486 33.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 715 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,610 24.7   Europe 65 9.1
Associate degree 517 4.9   Asia 59 8.3
Bachelor's degree 1,086 10.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 439 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 569 79.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.1 (X)   Northern America 22 3.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,725 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,701 100.0   English only 11,598 73.8
Never married 3,024 23.8   Language other than English 4,127 26.2
Now married, except separated 7,067 55.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,058 6.7
Separated 221 1.7   Spanish 3,941 25.1
Widowed 759 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,012 6.4
 Female 578 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 105 0.7
Divorced 1,630 12.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
 Female 867 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 45 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,911 100.0
           under 18 years 402 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,562 97.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 183 45.5   Arab 28 0.2
        Czech¹ 76 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 46 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,782 100.0   Dutch 253 1.5
Civilian veterans 2,056 17.5   English 1,587 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 418 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 46 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,010 11.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,460 100.0   Greek 17 0.1
With a disability 381 8.5   Hungarian 50 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,021 100.0   Irish¹ 1,871 11.1
With a disability 2,492 27.6   Italian 376 2.2
 Percent employed 52.9 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 6,529 72.4   Norwegian 161 1.0
 Percent employed 75.2 (X)   Polish 137 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,702 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 853 50.1   Russian 39 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 428 2.5
        Scottish 365 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,725 100.0   Subsaharan African 37 0.2
Same house in 1995 8,425 53.6   Swedish 97 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,196 45.8   Swiss 16 0.1
 Same county 1,754 11.2   Ukrainian 21 0.1
 Different county 5,442 34.6   United States or American 1,591 9.4
  Same state 3,171 20.2   Welsh 77 0.5
  Different state 2,271 14.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 104 0.7   Other ancestries 6,768 40.0
 
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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