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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Colorado 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 20,390 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,113 100.0   Native 18,771 92.1
Nursery school, preschool 290 5.7       Born in United States 18,698 91.7
Kindergarten 287 5.6           State of residence 16,476 80.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,362 46.2           Different state 2,222 10.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,353 26.5       Born outside United States 73 0.4
College or graduate school 821 16.1   Foreign born 1,619 7.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 807 4.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 440 2.2
  Population 25 years and over 13,383 100.0       Not a citizen 1,179 5.8
Less than 9th grade 2,093 15.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,045 15.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,463 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,619 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,265 16.9   Europe 45 2.8
Associate degree 585 4.4   Asia 31 1.9
Bachelor's degree 1,338 10.0   Africa 5 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 594 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,527 94.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.1 (X)   Northern America 11 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,150 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,180 100.0   English only 15,332 80.1
Never married 3,799 23.5   Language other than English 3,818 19.9
Now married, except separated 9,484 58.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,732 9.0
Separated 227 1.4   Spanish 3,130 16.3
Widowed 1,598 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,536 8.0
 Female 1,298 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 626 3.3
Divorced 1,072 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 163 0.9
 Female 548 3.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,390 100.0
           under 18 years 428 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,510 100.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 291 68.0   Arab 11 0.1
        Czech¹ 2,140 10.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 22 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,187 100.0   Dutch 170 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,829 12.0   English 1,146 5.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 419 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 27 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,528 27.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,904 100.0   Greek 15 0.1
With a disability 300 6.1   Hungarian 19 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,335 100.0   Irish¹ 1,351 6.6
With a disability 1,964 19.0   Italian 199 1.0
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,371 81.0   Norwegian 25 0.1
 Percent employed 74.7 (X)   Polish 232 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,523 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,485 42.2   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 292 1.4
        Scottish 100 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 19,150 100.0   Subsaharan African 272 1.3
Same house in 1995 12,624 65.9   Swedish 69 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,147 32.1   Swiss 29 0.1
 Same county 3,107 16.2   Ukrainian 12 0.1
 Different county 3,040 15.9   United States or American 1,467 7.2
  Same state 2,551 13.3   Welsh 106 0.5
  Different state 489 2.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 379 2.0   Other ancestries 6,822 33.5
 
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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