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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 14,300 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,353 100.0   Native 13,793 96.5
Nursery school, preschool 178 5.3       Born in United States 13,740 96.1
Kindergarten 289 8.6           State of residence 9,829 68.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,762 52.5           Different state 3,911 27.3
High school (grades 9-12) 796 23.7       Born outside United States 53 0.4
College or graduate school 328 9.8   Foreign born 507 3.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 389 2.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 9,271 100.0       Not a citizen 444 3.1
Less than 9th grade 1,087 11.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,626 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,510 37.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 507 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,659 17.9   Europe 3 0.6
Associate degree 311 3.4   Asia 41 8.1
Bachelor's degree 750 8.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 328 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 461 90.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.7 (X)   Northern America 2 0.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,319 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,108 100.0   English only 12,342 92.7
Never married 2,351 21.2   Language other than English 977 7.3
Now married, except separated 6,492 58.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 546 4.1
Separated 195 1.8   Spanish 630 4.7
Widowed 981 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 457 3.4
 Female 828 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 290 2.2
Divorced 1,089 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.5
 Female 564 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 46 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,300 100.0
           under 18 years 304 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,218 71.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 119 39.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 37 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,456 100.0   Dutch 197 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,251 12.0   English 760 5.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 80 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 884 6.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,376 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 351 10.4   Hungarian 9 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,670 100.0   Irish¹ 891 6.2
With a disability 1,611 21.0   Italian 130 0.9
 Percent employed 57.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,059 79.0   Norwegian 29 0.2
 Percent employed 78.0 (X)   Polish 67 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,979 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,057 53.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 182 1.3
        Scottish 72 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,319 100.0   Subsaharan African 153 1.1
Same house in 1995 7,707 57.9   Swedish 17 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,341 40.1   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 3,104 23.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,237 16.8   United States or American 2,097 14.7
  Same state 1,404 10.5   Welsh 23 0.2
  Different state 833 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 56 0.4
Elsewhere in 1995 271 2.0   Other ancestries 4,504 31.5
 
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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