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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sherman 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 6,760 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,793 100.0   Native 6,641 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 106 5.9       Born in United States 6,603 97.7
Kindergarten 69 3.8           State of residence 4,018 59.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 786 43.8           Different state 2,585 38.2
High school (grades 9-12) 348 19.4       Born outside United States 38 0.6
College or graduate school 484 27.0   Foreign born 119 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 68 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 69 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 4,319 100.0       Not a citizen 50 0.7
Less than 9th grade 260 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 318 7.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,551 35.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 119 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,274 29.5   Europe 2 1.7
Associate degree 268 6.2   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 476 11.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 172 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 117 98.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.6 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,346 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,410 100.0   English only 5,753 90.7
Never married 1,270 23.5   Language other than English 593 9.3
Now married, except separated 3,177 58.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 2.1
Separated 63 1.2   Spanish 480 7.6
Widowed 566 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 134 2.1
 Female 423 7.8   Other Indo-European languages 95 1.5
Divorced 334 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 160 3.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 9 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,760 100.0
           under 18 years 60 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,937 87.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 29 48.3   Arab 4 0.1
        Czech¹ 47 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 79 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,105 100.0   Dutch 100 1.5
Civilian veterans 700 13.7   English 657 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 108 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,874 27.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,710 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 150 8.8   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,477 100.0   Irish¹ 714 10.6
With a disability 649 18.7   Italian 50 0.7
 Percent employed 67.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,828 81.3   Norwegian 170 2.5
 Percent employed 82.8 (X)   Polish 105 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,089 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 452 41.5   Russian 17 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 104 1.5
        Scottish 40 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,346 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,660 57.7   Swedish 318 4.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,645 41.7   Swiss 24 0.4
 Same county 1,127 17.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,518 23.9   United States or American 652 9.6
  Same state 809 12.7   Welsh 24 0.4
  Different state 709 11.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 41 0.6   Other ancestries 845 12.5
 
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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