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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 247,842 100.0
      enrolled in school 73,343 100.0   Native 219,729 88.7
Nursery school, preschool 5,687 7.8       Born in United States 215,763 87.1
Kindergarten 4,167 5.7           State of residence 108,130 43.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 32,547 44.4           Different state 107,633 43.4
High school (grades 9-12) 14,917 20.3       Born outside United States 3,966 1.6
College or graduate school 16,025 21.8   Foreign born 28,113 11.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11,372 4.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14,714 5.9
  Population 25 years and over 163,308 100.0       Not a citizen 13,399 5.4
Less than 9th grade 3,829 2.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,438 4.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26,513 16.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 28,113 100.0
Some college, no degree 29,943 18.3   Europe 4,449 15.8
Associate degree 9,148 5.6   Asia 15,310 54.5
Bachelor's degree 48,210 29.5   Africa 2,225 7.9
Graduate or professional degree 38,227 23.4   Oceania 231 0.8
        Latin America 5,265 18.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 93.1 (X)   Northern America 633 2.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 52.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 229,797 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 189,172 100.0   English only 197,631 86.0
Never married 45,709 24.2   Language other than English 32,166 14.0
Now married, except separated 116,140 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,063 4.8
Separated 4,225 2.2   Spanish 7,373 3.2
Widowed 8,120 4.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,757 1.2
 Female 6,501 3.4   Other Indo-European languages 10,880 4.7
Divorced 14,978 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,698 1.2
 Female 9,356 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11,309 4.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,207 2.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 247,842 100.0
           under 18 years 3,780 100.0     Total ancestries reported 283,801 114.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,220 32.3   Arab 1,897 0.8
        Czech¹ 1,561 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,122 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 177,519 100.0   Dutch 3,007 1.2
Civilian veterans 21,629 12.2   English 31,099 12.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,725 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,551 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 48,587 19.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 57,422 100.0   Greek 1,581 0.6
With a disability 3,594 6.3   Hungarian 1,374 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 151,751 100.0   Irish¹ 36,833 14.9
With a disability 16,418 10.8   Italian 17,440 7.0
 Percent employed 72.1 (X)   Lithuanian 1,414 0.6
No disability 135,333 89.2   Norwegian 1,697 0.7
 Percent employed 84.6 (X)   Polish 11,188 4.5
     Population 65 years and over 17,483 100.0   Portuguese 602 0.2
With a disability 6,521 37.3   Russian 5,529 2.2
        Scotch-Irish 3,882 1.6
        Scottish 5,853 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,200 0.5
  Population 5 years and over 229,797 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,887 1.6
Same house in 1995 119,173 51.9   Swedish 2,330 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 103,022 44.8   Swiss 716 0.3
 Same county 38,400 16.7   Ukrainian 1,331 0.5
 Different county 64,622 28.1   United States or American 12,123 4.9
  Same state 36,873 16.0   Welsh 2,316 0.9
  Different state 27,749 12.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,785 1.1
Elsewhere in 1995 7,602 3.3   Other ancestries 75,171 30.3
 
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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