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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Neosho 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 16,997 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,518 100.0   Native 16,883 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 327 7.2       Born in United States 16,810 98.9
Kindergarten 225 5.0           State of residence 12,938 76.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,017 44.6           Different state 3,872 22.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,198 26.5       Born outside United States 73 0.4
College or graduate school 751 16.6   Foreign born 114 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 46 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 58 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 11,113 100.0       Not a citizen 56 0.3
Less than 9th grade 634 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,205 10.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,906 35.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 114 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,803 25.2   Europe 47 41.2
Associate degree 897 8.1   Asia 41 36.0
Bachelor's degree 1,102 9.9   Africa 5 4.4
Graduate or professional degree 566 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 19 16.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.5 (X)   Northern America 2 1.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,964 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,473 100.0   English only 15,486 97.0
Never married 2,613 19.4   Language other than English 478 3.0
Now married, except separated 8,434 62.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 141 0.9
Separated 117 0.9   Spanish 365 2.3
Widowed 1,126 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 81 0.5
 Female 944 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 73 0.5
Divorced 1,183 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.2
 Female 618 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,997 100.0
           under 18 years 156 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,738 86.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 108 69.2   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 43 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 57 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,642 100.0   Dutch 570 3.4
Civilian veterans 1,686 13.3   English 1,644 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 380 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 43 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,155 24.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,128 100.0   Greek 35 0.2
With a disability 423 10.2   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,819 100.0   Irish¹ 1,938 11.4
With a disability 1,867 21.2   Italian 170 1.0
 Percent employed 58.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,952 78.8   Norwegian 57 0.3
 Percent employed 81.2 (X)   Polish 94 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,663 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,144 43.0   Russian 40 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 332 2.0
        Scottish 213 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,964 100.0   Subsaharan African 38 0.2
Same house in 1995 9,594 60.1   Swedish 458 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,318 39.6   Swiss 72 0.4
 Same county 3,459 21.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,859 17.9   United States or American 1,994 11.7
  Same state 1,927 12.1   Welsh 120 0.7
  Different state 932 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 52 0.3   Other ancestries 2,259 13.3
 
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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