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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Carson 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 6,516 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,779 100.0   Native 6,337 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 70 3.9       Born in United States 6,312 96.9
Kindergarten 79 4.4           State of residence 4,565 70.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 908 51.0           Different state 1,747 26.8
High school (grades 9-12) 458 25.7       Born outside United States 25 0.4
College or graduate school 264 14.8   Foreign born 179 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 62 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 4,305 100.0       Not a citizen 116 1.8
Less than 9th grade 229 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 522 12.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,334 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 179 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,271 29.5   Europe 20 11.2
Associate degree 280 6.5   Asia 16 8.9
Bachelor's degree 484 11.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 185 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 141 78.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.6 (X)   Northern America 2 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,141 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,077 100.0   English only 5,692 92.7
Never married 838 16.5   Language other than English 449 7.3
Now married, except separated 3,363 66.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 163 2.7
Separated 56 1.1   Spanish 390 6.4
Widowed 415 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 163 2.7
 Female 334 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 10 0.2
Divorced 405 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 222 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 26 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,516 100.0
           under 18 years 89 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,723 87.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 44 49.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 16 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,697 100.0   Dutch 163 2.5
Civilian veterans 698 14.9   English 643 9.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 135 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 9 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,013 15.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,643 100.0   Greek 13 0.2
With a disability 88 5.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,466 100.0   Irish¹ 800 12.3
With a disability 569 16.4   Italian 81 1.2
 Percent employed 64.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,897 83.6   Norwegian 22 0.3
 Percent employed 80.3 (X)   Polish 210 3.2
     Population 65 years and over 956 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.1
With a disability 423 44.2   Russian 14 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 223 3.4
        Scottish 96 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,141 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,965 64.6   Swedish 33 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,159 35.2   Swiss 13 0.2
 Same county 766 12.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,393 22.7   United States or American 995 15.3
  Same state 1,039 16.9   Welsh 11 0.2
  Different state 354 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 22 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 17 0.3   Other ancestries 1,197 18.4
 
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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