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Social Statistics

Lea county new mexico dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics







Subject

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school16,534100.0
Nursery school, preschool7764.7
Kindergarten7854.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)7,99948.4
High school (grades 9-12)4,22025.5
College or graduate school2,75416.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over33,291100.0
Less than 9th grade4,95114.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma6,00718.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)9,29527.9
Some college, no degree7,22421.7
Associate degree1,9395.8
Bachelor's degree2,4817.5
Graduate or professional degree1,3944.2
Percent high school graduate or higher67.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher11.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over41,791100.0
Never married8,80621.1
Now married, except separated25,32160.6
Separated9922.4
Widowed2,9207.0
Female
2,3575.6
Divorced3,7529.0
Female
1,8614.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,189100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren79967.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over38,766100.0
Civilian veterans4,55411.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years15,089100.0
With a disability1,1847.8
Population 21 to 64 years28,153100.0
With a disability6,43522.9
Percent employed
46.9(X)
No disability21,71877.1
Percent employed
68.3(X)
Population 65 years and over6,559100.0
With a disability3,09947.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over51,266100.0
Same house in 199528,96656.5
Different house in the U.S. in 199521,53742.0
Same county
14,13727.6
Different county
7,40014.4
Same state
2,5234.9
Different state
4,8779.5
Elsewhere in 19957631.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population55,511100.0
Native49,24688.7
Born in United States
48,94088.2
State of residence
22,78541.0
Different state
26,15547.1
Born outside United States
3060.6
Foreign born6,26511.3
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,7623.2
Naturalized citizen
2,1833.9
Not a citizen
4,0827.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)6,265100.0
Europe1372.2
Asia1612.6
Africa00.0
Oceania00.0
Latin America5,91994.5
Northern America480.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over51,266100.0
English only34,45667.2
Language other than English16,81032.8
Speak English less than 'very well
6,07911.9
Spanish
16,36831.9
Speak English less than "very well"
5,96911.6
Other Indo-European languages
2200.4
Speak English less than "very well"
570.1
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1510.3
Speak English less than "very well"
410.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population55,511100.0

Total ancestries reported

46,73484.2
Arab260.0
Czech1950.2
Danish1100.2
Dutch8621.6
English2,9665.3
French (except Basque)17321.3
French Canadian11020.2
German3,8286.9
Greek500.1
Hungarian520.1
Irish13,5796.4
Italian5361.0
Lithuanian120.0
Norwegian3660.7
Polish2290.4
Portuguese530.1
Russian360.1
Scotch-Irish7251.3
Scottish4830.9
Slovak300.1
Subsaharan African1110.2
Swedish2840.5
Swiss550.1
Ukrainian00.0
United States or American5,1669.3
Welsh910.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1530.3
Other ancestries26,00246.8
(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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