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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Converse 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 12,052 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,154 100.0   Native 11,828 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 200 6.3       Born in United States 11,784 97.8
Kindergarten 166 5.3           State of residence 5,448 45.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,584 50.2           Different state 6,336 52.6
High school (grades 9-12) 854 27.1       Born outside United States 44 0.4
College or graduate school 350 11.1   Foreign born 224 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 33 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 110 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 7,818 100.0       Not a citizen 114 0.9
Less than 9th grade 353 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 710 9.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,766 35.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 224 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,285 29.2   Europe 16 7.1
Associate degree 552 7.1   Asia 21 9.4
Bachelor's degree 859 11.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 293 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 140 62.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.4 (X)   Northern America 47 21.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,264 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,340 100.0   English only 10,628 94.4
Never married 1,724 18.5   Language other than English 636 5.6
Now married, except separated 5,931 63.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 198 1.8
Separated 77 0.8   Spanish 478 4.2
Widowed 499 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 184 1.6
 Female 388 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 104 0.9
Divorced 1,109 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.1
 Female 604 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 42 0.4
                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 12,052 100.0
           under 18 years 84 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,951 115.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 54 64.3   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 78 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 154 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,638 100.0   Dutch 340 2.8
Civilian veterans 1,461 16.9   English 1,840 15.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 378 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 75 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,668 30.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,036 100.0   Greek 31 0.3
With a disability 268 8.8   Hungarian 20 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,822 100.0   Irish¹ 1,898 15.7
With a disability 1,121 16.4   Italian 224 1.9
 Percent employed 66.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,701 83.6   Norwegian 405 3.4
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 198 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,324 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.2
With a disability 500 37.8   Russian 133 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 330 2.7
        Scottish 332 2.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,264 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,349 56.4   Swedish 599 5.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,892 43.4   Swiss 38 0.3
 Same county 2,334 20.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,558 22.7   United States or American 1,363 11.3
  Same state 1,265 11.2   Welsh 127 1.1
  Different state 1,293 11.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 23 0.2   Other ancestries 1,692 14.0
 
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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