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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Deaf Smith 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 18,561 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,645 100.0   Native 16,409 88.4
Nursery school, preschool 271 4.8       Born in United States 16,289 87.8
Kindergarten 440 7.8           State of residence 13,614 73.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,966 52.5           Different state 2,675 14.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,415 25.1       Born outside United States 120 0.6
College or graduate school 553 9.8   Foreign born 2,152 11.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 717 3.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 779 4.2
  Population 25 years and over 10,539 100.0       Not a citizen 1,373 7.4
Less than 9th grade 2,332 22.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,788 17.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,797 26.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,152 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,054 19.5   Europe 35 1.6
Associate degree 328 3.1   Asia 57 2.6
Bachelor's degree 864 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 376 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,046 95.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.9 (X)   Northern America 14 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,953 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,318 100.0   English only 8,665 51.1
Never married 2,917 21.9   Language other than English 8,288 48.9
Now married, except separated 8,012 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,443 20.3
Separated 374 2.8   Spanish 8,198 48.4
Widowed 923 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,422 20.2
 Female 760 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 55 0.3
Divorced 1,092 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
 Female 573 4.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,561 100.0
           under 18 years 664 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,514 89.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 389 58.6   Arab 15 0.1
        Czech¹ 55 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,362 100.0   Dutch 136 0.7
Civilian veterans 963 7.8   English 961 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 158 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 49 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,372 7.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,490 100.0   Greek 24 0.1
With a disability 390 7.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,171 100.0   Irish¹ 817 4.4
With a disability 2,466 26.9   Italian 82 0.4
 Percent employed 61.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,705 73.1   Norwegian 38 0.2
 Percent employed 69.5 (X)   Polish 159 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 2,051 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 876 42.7   Russian 12 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 153 0.8
        Scottish 123 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,953 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,730 57.4   Swedish 27 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,937 40.9   Swiss 24 0.1
 Same county 4,636 27.3   Ukrainian 18 0.1
 Different county 2,301 13.6   United States or American 1,679 9.0
  Same state 1,683 9.9   Welsh 42 0.2
  Different state 618 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 12 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 286 1.7   Other ancestries 10,551 56.8
 
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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