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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 84,964 100.0
      enrolled in school 20,385 100.0   Native 83,477 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,834 9.0       Born in United States 83,097 97.8
Kindergarten 1,352 6.6           State of residence 63,073 74.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,456 46.4           Different state 20,024 23.6
High school (grades 9-12) 4,811 23.6       Born outside United States 380 0.4
College or graduate school 2,932 14.4   Foreign born 1,487 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 614 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 708 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 56,222 100.0       Not a citizen 779 0.9
Less than 9th grade 3,094 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,284 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 21,349 38.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,487 100.0
Some college, no degree 11,943 21.2   Europe 423 28.4
Associate degree 3,389 6.0   Asia 563 37.9
Bachelor's degree 6,314 11.2   Africa 54 3.6
Graduate or professional degree 3,849 6.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 318 21.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.3 (X)   Northern America 129 8.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 78,943 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 66,949 100.0   English only 75,866 96.1
Never married 14,369 21.5   Language other than English 3,077 3.9
Now married, except separated 38,378 57.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,009 1.3
Separated 865 1.3   Spanish 1,639 2.1
Widowed 4,762 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 522 0.7
 Female 3,968 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 958 1.2
Divorced 8,575 12.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 252 0.3
 Female 5,107 7.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 410 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 223 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 84,964 100.0
           under 18 years 1,391 100.0     Total ancestries reported 70,953 83.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 777 55.9   Arab 68 0.1
        Czech¹ 140 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 152 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 63,168 100.0   Dutch 1,672 2.0
Civilian veterans 9,377 14.8   English 7,657 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,666 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 297 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,323 18.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 18,577 100.0   Greek 198 0.2
With a disability 1,649 8.9   Hungarian 191 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 48,548 100.0   Irish¹ 7,422 8.7
With a disability 8,883 18.3   Italian 1,463 1.7
 Percent employed 51.1 (X)   Lithuanian 35 0.0
No disability 39,665 81.7   Norwegian 512 0.6
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 1,069 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 10,777 100.0   Portuguese 48 0.1
With a disability 4,633 43.0   Russian 113 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,131 1.3
        Scottish 1,325 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 80 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 78,943 100.0   Subsaharan African 229 0.3
Same house in 1995 44,096 55.9   Swedish 434 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 34,277 43.4   Swiss 391 0.5
 Same county 22,525 28.5   Ukrainian 116 0.1
 Different county 11,752 14.9   United States or American 13,825 16.3
  Same state 6,990 8.9   Welsh 504 0.6
  Different state 4,762 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 570 0.7   Other ancestries 14,871 17.5
 
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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