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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Butte 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 9,094 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,361 100.0   Native 8,987 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 103 4.4       Born in United States 8,948 98.4
Kindergarten 91 3.9           State of residence 5,739 63.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,296 54.9           Different state 3,209 35.3
High school (grades 9-12) 613 26.0       Born outside United States 39 0.4
College or graduate school 258 10.9   Foreign born 107 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 43 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 57 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 5,859 100.0       Not a citizen 50 0.5
Less than 9th grade 533 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 650 11.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,171 37.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 107 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,455 24.8   Europe 11 10.3
Associate degree 333 5.7   Asia 42 39.3
Bachelor's degree 545 9.3   Africa 2 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 172 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 34 31.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 18 16.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,539 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,051 100.0   English only 8,281 97.0
Never married 1,367 19.4   Language other than English 258 3.0
Now married, except separated 4,230 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.9
Separated 79 1.1   Spanish 148 1.7
Widowed 582 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.6
 Female 504 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 77 0.9
Divorced 793 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.3
 Female 368 5.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 26 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,094 100.0
           under 18 years 90 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,397 125.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 22 24.4   Arab 8 0.1
        Czech¹ 111 1.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 241 2.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,527 100.0   Dutch 385 4.2
Civilian veterans 993 15.2   English 986 10.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 461 5.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 24 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,746 41.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,335 100.0   Greek 8 0.1
With a disability 159 6.8   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,835 100.0   Irish¹ 1,438 15.8
With a disability 1,129 23.4   Italian 181 2.0
 Percent employed 64.5 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.1
No disability 3,706 76.6   Norwegian 1,080 11.9
 Percent employed 82.3 (X)   Polish 125 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,274 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.1
With a disability 586 46.0   Russian 121 1.3
        Scotch-Irish 190 2.1
        Scottish 160 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,539 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,688 54.9   Swedish 339 3.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,817 44.7   Swiss 5 0.1
 Same county 1,829 21.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,988 23.3   United States or American 650 7.1
  Same state 780 9.1   Welsh 20 0.2
  Different state 1,208 14.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 34 0.4   Other ancestries 1,095 12.0
 
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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