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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ness 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 3,454 100.0
      enrolled in school 769 100.0   Native 3,424 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 52 6.8       Born in United States 3,420 99.0
Kindergarten 32 4.2           State of residence 2,894 83.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 347 45.1           Different state 526 15.2
High school (grades 9-12) 246 32.0       Born outside United States 4 0.1
College or graduate school 92 12.0   Foreign born 30 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 11 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 2,498 100.0       Not a citizen 19 0.6
Less than 9th grade 176 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 213 8.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 912 36.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 30 100.0
Some college, no degree 608 24.3   Europe 6 20.0
Associate degree 143 5.7   Asia 5 16.7
Bachelor's degree 324 13.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 122 4.9   Oceania 3 10.0
        Latin America 16 53.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,274 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,847 100.0   English only 3,156 96.4
Never married 487 17.1   Language other than English 118 3.6
Now married, except separated 1,778 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.9
Separated 21 0.7   Spanish 48 1.5
Widowed 335 11.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.7
 Female 276 9.7   Other Indo-European languages 68 2.1
Divorced 226 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.2
 Female 93 3.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,454 100.0
           under 18 years 18 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,571 103.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 18 100.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 59 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,662 100.0   Dutch 73 2.1
Civilian veterans 407 15.3   English 339 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 82 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,754 50.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 704 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 55 7.8   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,729 100.0   Irish¹ 342 9.9
With a disability 249 14.4   Italian 58 1.7
 Percent employed 65.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,480 85.6   Norwegian 22 0.6
 Percent employed 85.7 (X)   Polish 20 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 757 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.1
With a disability 306 40.4   Russian 97 2.8
        Scotch-Irish 53 1.5
        Scottish 42 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,274 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,186 66.8   Swedish 47 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,078 32.9   Swiss 40 1.2
 Same county 493 15.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 585 17.9   United States or American 242 7.0
  Same state 415 12.7   Welsh 12 0.3
  Different state 170 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 10 0.3   Other ancestries 262 7.6
 
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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