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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Phelps 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 39,825 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,582 100.0   Native 38,239 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 687 5.5       Born in United States 37,867 95.1
Kindergarten 449 3.6           State of residence 25,783 64.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,510 35.8           Different state 12,084 30.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,122 16.9       Born outside United States 372 0.9
College or graduate school 4,814 38.3   Foreign born 1,586 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,010 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 486 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 24,665 100.0       Not a citizen 1,100 2.8
Less than 9th grade 1,955 7.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,216 13.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,123 32.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,586 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,045 20.5   Europe 324 20.4
Associate degree 1,134 4.6   Asia 955 60.2
Bachelor's degree 2,934 11.9   Africa 125 7.9
Graduate or professional degree 2,258 9.2   Oceania 13 0.8
        Latin America 123 7.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.0 (X)   Northern America 46 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,539 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,104 100.0   English only 35,416 94.3
Never married 7,635 23.8   Language other than English 2,123 5.7
Now married, except separated 18,457 57.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 635 1.7
Separated 497 1.5   Spanish 489 1.3
Widowed 2,461 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 142 0.4
 Female 1,952 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 848 2.3
Divorced 3,054 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 185 0.5
 Female 1,708 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 538 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 218 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,825 100.0
           under 18 years 567 100.0     Total ancestries reported 37,236 93.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 299 52.7   Arab 199 0.5
        Czech¹ 138 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 108 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,191 100.0   Dutch 698 1.8
Civilian veterans 4,942 16.4   English 4,377 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,288 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 139 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,752 22.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,689 100.0   Greek 92 0.2
With a disability 948 9.8   Hungarian 51 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,915 100.0   Irish¹ 5,138 12.9
With a disability 4,249 19.4   Italian 1,183 3.0
 Percent employed 51.0 (X)   Lithuanian 44 0.1
No disability 17,666 80.6   Norwegian 347 0.9
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 623 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 5,178 100.0   Portuguese 48 0.1
With a disability 2,436 47.0   Russian 137 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 853 2.1
        Scottish 730 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 37,539 100.0   Subsaharan African 138 0.3
Same house in 1995 17,537 46.7   Swedish 330 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,271 51.3   Swiss 134 0.3
 Same county 8,912 23.7   Ukrainian 45 0.1
 Different county 10,359 27.6   United States or American 5,431 13.6
  Same state 6,419 17.1   Welsh 280 0.7
  Different state 3,940 10.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 731 1.9   Other ancestries 5,904 14.8
 
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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