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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Beckham 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 19,799 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,648 100.0   Native 19,475 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 316 6.8       Born in United States 19,370 97.8
Kindergarten 377 8.1           State of residence 12,726 64.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,105 45.3           Different state 6,644 33.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,284 27.6       Born outside United States 105 0.5
College or graduate school 566 12.2   Foreign born 324 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 156 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 87 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 12,968 100.0       Not a citizen 237 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,071 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,054 15.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,506 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 324 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,758 21.3   Europe 80 24.7
Associate degree 571 4.4   Asia 40 12.3
Bachelor's degree 1,229 9.5   Africa 11 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 779 6.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 188 58.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.9 (X)   Northern America 5 1.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,534 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,898 100.0   English only 17,319 93.4
Never married 3,473 21.8   Language other than English 1,215 6.6
Now married, except separated 9,009 56.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 225 1.2
Separated 320 2.0   Spanish 917 4.9
Widowed 1,155 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 191 1.0
 Female 957 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 209 1.1
Divorced 1,941 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 876 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,799 100.0
           under 18 years 304 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,924 80.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 199 65.5   Arab 77 0.4
        Czech¹ 71 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 33 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,980 100.0   Dutch 433 2.2
Civilian veterans 1,963 13.1   English 1,786 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 551 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 85 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,612 13.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,170 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 261 6.3   Hungarian 10 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,731 100.0   Irish¹ 2,136 10.8
With a disability 2,416 24.8   Italian 195 1.0
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 7,315 75.2   Norwegian 75 0.4
 Percent employed 74.3 (X)   Polish 106 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,759 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.1
With a disability 1,264 45.8   Russian 18 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 297 1.5
        Scottish 169 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,534 100.0   Subsaharan African 137 0.7
Same house in 1995 9,186 49.6   Swedish 112 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,182 49.5   Swiss 35 0.2
 Same county 4,843 26.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,339 23.4   United States or American 2,638 13.3
  Same state 2,044 11.0   Welsh 54 0.3
  Different state 2,295 12.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 55 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 166 0.9   Other ancestries 4,214 21.3
 
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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