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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dickinson 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 16,424 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,611 100.0   Native 16,308 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 252 7.0       Born in United States 16,257 99.0
Kindergarten 191 5.3           State of residence 12,035 73.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,653 45.8           Different state 4,222 25.7
High school (grades 9-12) 916 25.4       Born outside United States 51 0.3
College or graduate school 599 16.6   Foreign born 116 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 37 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 76 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 11,730 100.0       Not a citizen 40 0.2
Less than 9th grade 487 4.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 780 6.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,136 35.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 116 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,883 24.6   Europe 33 28.4
Associate degree 940 8.0   Asia 36 31.0
Bachelor's degree 1,865 15.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 639 5.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 30 25.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.2 (X)   Northern America 17 14.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,558 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,518 100.0   English only 15,196 97.7
Never married 2,620 19.4   Language other than English 362 2.3
Now married, except separated 8,451 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 132 0.8
Separated 76 0.6   Spanish 226 1.5
Widowed 1,161 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.6
 Female 971 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 102 0.7
Divorced 1,210 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.2
 Female 696 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,424 100.0
           under 18 years 89 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,755 108.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 48 53.9   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 232 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 656 4.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,829 100.0   Dutch 850 5.2
Civilian veterans 1,982 15.4   English 1,687 10.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 390 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 55 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,839 41.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,185 100.0   Greek 33 0.2
With a disability 169 5.3   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,948 100.0   Irish¹ 1,852 11.3
With a disability 1,245 13.9   Italian 142 0.9
 Percent employed 67.5 (X)   Lithuanian 14 0.1
No disability 7,703 86.1   Norwegian 1,835 11.2
 Percent employed 85.0 (X)   Polish 141 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 3,149 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 993 31.5   Russian 22 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 176 1.1
        Scottish 172 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 15,558 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,190 59.1   Swedish 729 4.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,339 40.7   Swiss 81 0.5
 Same county 2,976 19.1   Ukrainian 1 0.0
 Different county 3,363 21.6   United States or American 902 5.5
  Same state 2,044 13.1   Welsh 114 0.7
  Different state 1,319 8.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 29 0.2   Other ancestries 810 4.9
 
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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