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Kern county california dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school205,960100.0
Nursery school, preschool10,1034.9
Kindergarten11,9925.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)98,88348.0
High school (grades 9-12)50,42124.5
College or graduate school34,56116.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over383,667100.0
Less than 9th grade57,70615.0
9th to 12th grade, no diploma63,27516.5
High school graduate (includes equivalency)97,34425.4
Some college, no degree88,77623.1
Associate degree24,6976.4
Bachelor's degree34,7399.1
Graduate or professional degree17,1304.5
Percent high school graduate or higher68.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher13.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over484,825100.0
Never married120,93424.9
Now married, except separated275,20956.8
Separated13,1202.7
Widowed29,5906.1
Female
21,4204.4
Divorced45,9729.5
Female
26,2835.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years18,671100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren8,27344.3
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over447,435100.0
Civilian veterans54,40312.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years183,308100.0
With a disability15,9128.7
Population 21 to 64 years333,186100.0
With a disability85,31825.6
Percent employed
47.7(X)
No disability247,86874.4
Percent employed
67.8(X)
Population 65 years and over60,264100.0
With a disability28,39447.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over606,633100.0
Same house in 1995286,63047.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995298,13649.1
Same county
211,68434.9
Different county
86,45214.3
Same state
63,40310.5
Different state
23,0493.8
Elsewhere in 199521,8673.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population661,645100.0
Native549,70183.1
Born in United States
538,18781.3
State of residence
397,11360.0
Different state
141,07421.3
Born outside United States
11,5141.7
Foreign born111,94416.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
41,7526.3
Naturalized citizen
33,5905.1
Not a citizen
78,35411.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)111,944100.0
Europe3,7443.3
Asia15,66814.0
Africa8140.7
Oceania2740.2
Latin America89,74380.2
Northern America1,7011.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over606,633100.0
English only404,23966.6
Language other than English202,39433.4
Speak English less than 'very well
101,02216.7
Spanish
175,84929.0
Speak English less than "very well"
89,60114.8
Other Indo-European languages
8,4441.4
Speak English less than "very well"
2,9500.5
Asian and Pacific Island languages
15,5252.6
Speak English less than "very well"
7,4801.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population661,645100.0

Total ancestries reported

617,82793.4
Arab2,0300.3
Czech11,2020.2
Danish3,1750.5
Dutch8,5931.3
English44,9046.8
French (except Basque)113,0492.0
French Canadian12,3900.4
German62,5729.5
Greek1,3240.2
Hungarian7870.1
Irish147,6017.2
Italian15,9642.4
Lithuanian3060.0
Norwegian5,9580.9
Polish4,5760.7
Portuguese2,4760.4
Russian1,7410.3
Scotch-Irish7,0061.1
Scottish8,8061.3
Slovak1910.0
Subsaharan African2,2180.3
Swedish6,4371.0
Swiss1,2160.2
Ukrainian3980.1
United States or American37,3625.6
Welsh3,2790.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)4790.1
Other ancestries331,78750.1
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19


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