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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Atchison 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 16,774 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,863 100.0   Native 16,662 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 256 5.3       Born in United States 16,570 98.8
Kindergarten 202 4.2           State of residence 11,760 70.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,115 43.5           Different state 4,810 28.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,232 25.3       Born outside United States 92 0.5
College or graduate school 1,058 21.8   Foreign born 112 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 40 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 62 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,375 100.0       Not a citizen 50 0.3
Less than 9th grade 525 5.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,065 10.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,309 41.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 112 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,156 20.8   Europe 16 14.3
Associate degree 453 4.4   Asia 35 31.3
Bachelor's degree 1,113 10.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 754 7.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 28 25.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.7 (X)   Northern America 33 29.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,715 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,250 100.0   English only 15,338 97.6
Never married 3,505 26.5   Language other than English 377 2.4
Now married, except separated 7,269 54.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 148 0.9
Separated 101 0.8   Spanish 267 1.7
Widowed 971 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.7
 Female 767 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 65 0.4
Divorced 1,404 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
 Female 815 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,774 100.0
           under 18 years 139 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,240 96.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 84 60.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 111 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 65 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,296 100.0   Dutch 515 3.1
Civilian veterans 1,670 13.6   English 1,408 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 439 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 54 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,982 29.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,185 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 347 8.3   Hungarian 17 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,598 100.0   Irish¹ 2,442 14.6
With a disability 1,390 16.2   Italian 355 2.1
 Percent employed 58.3 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 7,208 83.8   Norwegian 236 1.4
 Percent employed 81.6 (X)   Polish 139 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,583 100.0   Portuguese 24 0.1
With a disability 981 38.0   Russian 53 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 301 1.8
        Scottish 211 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 15,715 100.0   Subsaharan African 82 0.5
Same house in 1995 9,310 59.2   Swedish 145 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,348 40.4   Swiss 73 0.4
 Same county 3,296 21.0   Ukrainian 16 0.1
 Different county 3,052 19.4   United States or American 1,652 9.8
  Same state 1,334 8.5   Welsh 173 1.0
  Different state 1,718 10.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 57 0.4   Other ancestries 2,706 16.1
 
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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