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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bates 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 16,653 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,883 100.0   Native 16,502 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 181 4.7       Born in United States 16,468 98.9
Kindergarten 277 7.1           State of residence 12,062 72.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,055 52.9           Different state 4,406 26.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,047 27.0       Born outside United States 34 0.2
College or graduate school 323 8.3   Foreign born 151 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 56 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 83 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 10,977 100.0       Not a citizen 68 0.4
Less than 9th grade 956 8.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,576 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,981 45.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 151 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,970 17.9   Europe 59 39.1
Associate degree 383 3.5   Asia 49 32.5
Bachelor's degree 730 6.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 381 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 37 24.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.9 (X)   Northern America 6 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,634 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,090 100.0   English only 15,256 97.6
Never married 2,236 17.1   Language other than English 378 2.4
Now married, except separated 8,244 63.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 130 0.8
Separated 175 1.3   Spanish 167 1.1
Widowed 1,126 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.3
 Female 922 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 172 1.1
Divorced 1,309 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.4
 Female 653 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 36 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,653 100.0
           under 18 years 220 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,461 80.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 126 57.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 46 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,229 100.0   Dutch 606 3.6
Civilian veterans 1,841 15.1   English 1,555 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 499 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 17 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,993 18.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,953 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 292 7.4   Hungarian 3 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,706 100.0   Irish¹ 1,736 10.4
With a disability 1,750 20.1   Italian 139 0.8
 Percent employed 49.7 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 6,956 79.9   Norwegian 80 0.5
 Percent employed 78.9 (X)   Polish 44 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,692 100.0   Portuguese 19 0.1
With a disability 1,192 44.3   Russian 43 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 247 1.5
        Scottish 247 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,634 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,886 56.8   Swedish 147 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,687 42.8   Swiss 78 0.5
 Same county 3,243 20.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,444 22.0   United States or American 2,901 17.4
  Same state 2,334 14.9   Welsh 129 0.8
  Different state 1,110 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 61 0.4   Other ancestries 1,914 11.5
 
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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