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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 9,932 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,395 100.0   Native 9,896 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 200 8.4       Born in United States 9,870 99.4
Kindergarten 123 5.1           State of residence 7,815 78.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,234 51.5           Different state 2,055 20.7
High school (grades 9-12) 604 25.2       Born outside United States 26 0.3
College or graduate school 234 9.8   Foreign born 36 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 26 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 6,645 100.0       Not a citizen 10 0.1
Less than 9th grade 686 10.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 689 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,857 43.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 36 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,136 17.1   Europe 16 44.4
Associate degree 438 6.6   Asia 18 50.0
Bachelor's degree 615 9.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 224 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 5.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,362 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,834 100.0   English only 8,839 94.4
Never married 1,807 23.1   Language other than English 523 5.6
Now married, except separated 4,692 59.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 191 2.0
Separated 51 0.7   Spanish 70 0.7
Widowed 808 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.3
 Female 696 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 416 4.4
Divorced 476 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 156 1.7
 Female 247 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 32 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,932 100.0
           under 18 years 18 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,997 120.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 11 61.1   Arab 5 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,333 13.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 147 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,326 100.0   Dutch 302 3.0
Civilian veterans 936 12.8   English 727 7.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 146 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 29 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,495 45.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,360 100.0   Greek 7 0.1
With a disability 109 4.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,003 100.0   Irish¹ 1,451 14.6
With a disability 732 14.6   Italian 91 0.9
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,271 85.4   Norwegian 1,880 18.9
 Percent employed 83.4 (X)   Polish 84 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,833 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 717 39.1   Russian 9 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 130 1.3
        Scottish 112 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 9,362 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,089 65.0   Swedish 151 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,251 34.7   Swiss 145 1.5
 Same county 1,731 18.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,520 16.2   United States or American 381 3.8
  Same state 862 9.2   Welsh 88 0.9
  Different state 658 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 22 0.2   Other ancestries 284 2.9
 
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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