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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Webster 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 40,235 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,158 100.0   Native 39,439 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 660 6.5       Born in United States 39,276 97.6
Kindergarten 567 5.6           State of residence 32,715 81.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,450 43.8           Different state 6,561 16.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,563 25.2       Born outside United States 163 0.4
College or graduate school 1,918 18.9   Foreign born 796 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 337 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 352 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 25,981 100.0       Not a citizen 444 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,488 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,606 10.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,569 36.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 796 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,470 21.1   Europe 218 27.4
Associate degree 2,465 9.5   Asia 304 38.2
Bachelor's degree 3,059 11.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,324 5.1   Oceania 7 0.9
        Latin America 254 31.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.2 (X)   Northern America 13 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,665 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,178 100.0   English only 35,975 95.5
Never married 8,314 25.8   Language other than English 1,690 4.5
Now married, except separated 17,320 53.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 748 2.0
Separated 368 1.1   Spanish 813 2.2
Widowed 2,925 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 359 1.0
 Female 2,457 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 492 1.3
Divorced 3,251 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 0.4
 Female 1,607 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 332 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 209 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,235 100.0
           under 18 years 419 100.0     Total ancestries reported 43,062 107.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 235 56.1   Arab 47 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,064 2.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 884 2.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,350 100.0   Dutch 1,209 3.0
Civilian veterans 4,308 14.2   English 3,000 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 825 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 98 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,214 32.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,093 100.0   Greek 69 0.2
With a disability 595 6.5   Hungarian 20 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 20,143 100.0   Irish¹ 5,889 14.6
With a disability 3,386 16.8   Italian 658 1.6
 Percent employed 56.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 16,757 83.2   Norwegian 4,151 10.3
 Percent employed 83.5 (X)   Polish 374 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 6,282 100.0   Portuguese 17 0.0
With a disability 2,496 39.7   Russian 123 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 513 1.3
        Scottish 497 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 81 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 37,665 100.0   Subsaharan African 87 0.2
Same house in 1995 21,998 58.4   Swedish 3,247 8.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,454 41.0   Swiss 192 0.5
 Same county 9,606 25.5   Ukrainian 35 0.1
 Different county 5,848 15.5   United States or American 2,177 5.4
  Same state 3,808 10.1   Welsh 243 0.6
  Different state 2,040 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 213 0.6   Other ancestries 4,348 10.8
 
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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