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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gasconade 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 15,342 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,449 100.0   Native 15,259 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 221 6.4       Born in United States 15,200 99.1
Kindergarten 227 6.6           State of residence 12,741 83.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,766 51.2           Different state 2,459 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 913 26.5       Born outside United States 59 0.4
College or graduate school 322 9.3   Foreign born 83 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 71 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 10,530 100.0       Not a citizen 12 0.1
Less than 9th grade 1,384 13.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,359 12.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,228 40.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 83 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,923 18.3   Europe 68 81.9
Associate degree 540 5.1   Asia 10 12.0
Bachelor's degree 734 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 362 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 5 6.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.0 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,440 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,268 100.0   English only 14,015 97.1
Never married 2,189 17.8   Language other than English 425 2.9
Now married, except separated 7,711 62.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 1.1
Separated 176 1.4   Spanish 86 0.6
Widowed 1,132 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.2
 Female 893 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 316 2.2
Divorced 1,060 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 130 0.9
 Female 536 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,342 100.0
           under 18 years 211 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,715 95.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 112 53.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 132 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,542 100.0   Dutch 254 1.7
Civilian veterans 1,866 16.2   English 1,327 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 552 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 39 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,760 44.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,361 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 390 11.6   Hungarian 57 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,152 100.0   Irish¹ 1,868 12.2
With a disability 1,783 21.9   Italian 355 2.3
 Percent employed 59.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,369 78.1   Norwegian 35 0.2
 Percent employed 80.7 (X)   Polish 279 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,624 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,153 43.9   Russian 20 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 109 0.7
        Scottish 121 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,440 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,927 61.8   Swedish 72 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,412 37.5   Swiss 115 0.7
 Same county 2,434 16.9   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 2,978 20.6   United States or American 1,556 10.1
  Same state 2,324 16.1   Welsh 64 0.4
  Different state 654 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 101 0.7   Other ancestries 967 6.3
 
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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