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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Webster 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 14,120 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,296 100.0   Native 13,848 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 136 4.1       Born in United States 13,823 97.9
Kindergarten 191 5.8           State of residence 11,000 77.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,533 46.5           Different state 2,823 20.0
High school (grades 9-12) 893 27.1       Born outside United States 25 0.2
College or graduate school 543 16.5   Foreign born 272 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 203 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 55 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 9,424 100.0       Not a citizen 217 1.5
Less than 9th grade 1,179 12.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,561 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,099 43.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 272 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,559 16.5   Europe 30 11.0
Associate degree 358 3.8   Asia 24 8.8
Bachelor's degree 400 4.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 268 2.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 218 80.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,241 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,363 100.0   English only 12,681 95.8
Never married 1,957 17.2   Language other than English 560 4.2
Now married, except separated 6,977 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 278 2.1
Separated 160 1.4   Spanish 411 3.1
Widowed 979 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 248 1.9
 Female 802 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 123 0.9
Divorced 1,290 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.2
 Female 671 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 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 14,120 100.0
           under 18 years 308 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,500 67.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 181 58.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 15 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,700 100.0   Dutch 113 0.8
Civilian veterans 1,259 11.8   English 1,177 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 254 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 856 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,072 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 359 11.7   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,973 100.0   Irish¹ 923 6.5
With a disability 2,005 25.1   Italian 32 0.2
 Percent employed 52.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,968 74.9   Norwegian 5 0.0
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 17 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,938 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 991 51.1   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 122 0.9
        Scottish 117 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,241 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.1
Same house in 1995 7,974 60.2   Swedish 19 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,069 38.3   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 2,640 19.9   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 2,429 18.3   United States or American 3,812 27.0
  Same state 1,576 11.9   Welsh 40 0.3
  Different state 853 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 198 1.5   Other ancestries 1,918 13.6
 
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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