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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dickinson 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 27,472 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,743 100.0   Native 27,177 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 405 6.0       Born in United States 27,036 98.4
Kindergarten 387 5.7           State of residence 20,364 74.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,387 50.2           Different state 6,672 24.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,789 26.5       Born outside United States 141 0.5
College or graduate school 775 11.5   Foreign born 295 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 64 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 213 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 18,831 100.0       Not a citizen 82 0.3
Less than 9th grade 573 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,541 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,365 44.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 295 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,886 20.6   Europe 133 45.1
Associate degree 1,328 7.1   Asia 104 35.3
Bachelor's degree 2,091 11.1   Africa 7 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,047 5.6   Oceania 2 0.7
        Latin America 13 4.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.8 (X)   Northern America 36 12.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,939 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,913 100.0   English only 25,066 96.6
Never married 4,425 20.2   Language other than English 873 3.4
Now married, except separated 13,201 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 253 1.0
Separated 176 0.8   Spanish 203 0.8
Widowed 2,089 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.2
 Female 1,690 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 517 2.0
Divorced 2,022 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 156 0.6
 Female 1,051 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 92 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,472 100.0
           under 18 years 168 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,291 132.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 82 48.8   Arab 49 0.2
        Czech¹ 223 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 148 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,561 100.0   Dutch 506 1.8
Civilian veterans 3,619 17.6   English 3,029 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,465 12.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,353 4.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,317 23.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,213 100.0   Greek 25 0.1
With a disability 460 7.4   Hungarian 85 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,671 100.0   Irish¹ 2,390 8.7
With a disability 2,528 17.2   Italian 4,757 17.3
 Percent employed 54.1 (X)   Lithuanian 31 0.1
No disability 12,143 82.8   Norwegian 1,052 3.8
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 1,939 7.1
     Population 65 years and over 4,715 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.1
With a disability 1,933 41.0   Russian 100 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 254 0.9
        Scottish 331 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 82 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 25,939 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 16,849 65.0   Swedish 4,313 15.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,008 34.7   Swiss 80 0.3
 Same county 5,284 20.4   Ukrainian 34 0.1
 Different county 3,724 14.4   United States or American 884 3.2
  Same state 1,440 5.6   Welsh 135 0.5
  Different state 2,284 8.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 82 0.3   Other ancestries 4,684 17.1
 
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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