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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Seward 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 22,510 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,348 100.0   Native 16,340 72.6
Nursery school, preschool 375 5.9       Born in United States 16,240 72.1
Kindergarten 607 9.6           State of residence 8,967 39.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,095 48.8           Different state 7,273 32.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,505 23.7       Born outside United States 100 0.4
College or graduate school 766 12.1   Foreign born 6,170 27.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,868 17.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,407 6.3
  Population 25 years and over 12,690 100.0       Not a citizen 4,763 21.2
Less than 9th grade 2,643 20.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,959 15.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,408 26.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,170 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,356 18.6   Europe 32 0.5
Associate degree 601 4.7   Asia 360 5.8
Bachelor's degree 1,193 9.4   Africa 3 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 530 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 5,675 92.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 63.7 (X)   Northern America 100 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,371 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,414 100.0   English only 11,969 58.8
Never married 3,973 24.2   Language other than English 8,402 41.2
Now married, except separated 9,901 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,153 25.3
Separated 370 2.3   Spanish 7,746 38.0
Widowed 805 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,814 23.6
 Female 658 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 366 1.8
Divorced 1,365 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 117 0.6
 Female 803 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 286 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 218 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,510 100.0
           under 18 years 489 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,167 94.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 203 41.5   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 74 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 98 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,294 100.0   Dutch 217 1.0
Civilian veterans 1,310 8.6   English 1,193 5.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 391 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 50 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,964 13.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,182 100.0   Greek 61 0.3
With a disability 397 6.4   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,221 100.0   Irish¹ 1,774 7.9
With a disability 2,181 17.8   Italian 155 0.7
 Percent employed 50.9 (X)   Lithuanian 13 0.1
No disability 10,040 82.2   Norwegian 125 0.6
 Percent employed 74.4 (X)   Polish 115 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,728 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 809 46.8   Russian 58 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 147 0.7
        Scottish 170 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,371 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,217 45.2   Swedish 184 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,464 46.5   Swiss 19 0.1
 Same county 4,897 24.0   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 4,567 22.4   United States or American 1,364 6.1
  Same state 1,482 7.3   Welsh 70 0.3
  Different state 3,085 15.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,690 8.3   Other ancestries 11,897 52.9
 
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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