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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Barton 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 28,205 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,446 100.0   Native 26,959 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 589 7.9       Born in United States 26,848 95.2
Kindergarten 439 5.9           State of residence 21,335 75.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,393 45.6           Different state 5,513 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,819 24.4       Born outside United States 111 0.4
College or graduate school 1,206 16.2   Foreign born 1,246 4.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 771 2.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 247 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 18,265 100.0       Not a citizen 999 3.5
Less than 9th grade 1,427 7.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,813 9.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,734 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,246 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,780 26.2   Europe 94 7.5
Associate degree 1,474 8.1   Asia 53 4.3
Bachelor's degree 1,988 10.9   Africa 19 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,049 5.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,078 86.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.3 (X)   Northern America 2 0.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,397 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 22,263 100.0   English only 24,369 92.3
Never married 4,573 20.5   Language other than English 2,028 7.7
Now married, except separated 13,435 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,059 4.0
Separated 211 0.9   Spanish 1,676 6.3
Widowed 1,946 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 930 3.5
 Female 1,686 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 283 1.1
Divorced 2,098 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.4
 Female 1,172 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 37 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 28,205 100.0
           under 18 years 226 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,753 98.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 131 58.0   Arab 14 0.0
        Czech¹ 387 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 86 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,847 100.0   Dutch 530 1.9
Civilian veterans 2,788 13.4   English 2,234 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 657 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 89 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,083 39.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,960 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 440 6.3   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,293 100.0   Irish¹ 2,849 10.1
With a disability 2,307 16.1   Italian 243 0.9
 Percent employed 67.8 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 11,986 83.9   Norwegian 182 0.6
 Percent employed 83.2 (X)   Polish 370 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 4,651 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,904 40.9   Russian 277 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 448 1.6
        Scottish 308 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,397 100.0   Subsaharan African 97 0.3
Same house in 1995 15,859 60.1   Swedish 330 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,129 38.4   Swiss 54 0.2
 Same county 6,373 24.1   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 3,756 14.2   United States or American 2,551 9.0
  Same state 2,423 9.2   Welsh 136 0.5
  Different state 1,333 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 12 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 409 1.5   Other ancestries 4,807 17.0
 
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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