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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Platte 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 73,781 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,324 100.0   Native 71,039 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 1,573 8.1       Born in United States 70,595 95.7
Kindergarten 1,125 5.8           State of residence 37,163 50.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,565 44.3           Different state 33,432 45.3
High school (grades 9-12) 4,326 22.4       Born outside United States 444 0.6
College or graduate school 3,735 19.3   Foreign born 2,742 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,267 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,175 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 48,721 100.0       Not a citizen 1,567 2.1
Less than 9th grade 1,116 2.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,899 6.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,928 26.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,742 100.0
Some college, no degree 12,431 25.5   Europe 752 27.4
Associate degree 3,117 6.4   Asia 942 34.4
Bachelor's degree 10,914 22.4   Africa 259 9.4
Graduate or professional degree 5,316 10.9   Oceania 46 1.7
        Latin America 617 22.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.8 (X)   Northern America 126 4.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 33.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 68,717 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 58,039 100.0   English only 64,895 94.4
Never married 13,171 22.7   Language other than English 3,822 5.6
Now married, except separated 35,018 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,457 2.1
Separated 687 1.2   Spanish 1,551 2.3
Widowed 2,557 4.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 612 0.9
 Female 2,082 3.6   Other Indo-European languages 1,165 1.7
Divorced 6,606 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 260 0.4
 Female 3,629 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 836 1.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 497 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 73,781 100.0
           under 18 years 797 100.0     Total ancestries reported 76,046 103.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 323 40.5   Arab 178 0.2
        Czech¹ 572 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 337 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 54,625 100.0   Dutch 1,860 2.5
Civilian veterans 7,852 14.4   English 9,262 12.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,225 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 249 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,858 24.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 16,317 100.0   Greek 78 0.1
With a disability 1,164 7.1   Hungarian 186 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 45,495 100.0   Irish¹ 11,023 14.9
With a disability 6,005 13.2   Italian 3,007 4.1
 Percent employed 66.1 (X)   Lithuanian 54 0.1
No disability 39,490 86.8   Norwegian 1,083 1.5
 Percent employed 85.4 (X)   Polish 1,618 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 6,173 100.0   Portuguese 30 0.0
With a disability 2,522 40.9   Russian 301 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,636 2.2
        Scottish 2,015 2.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 75 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 68,717 100.0   Subsaharan African 389 0.5
Same house in 1995 33,899 49.3   Swedish 1,251 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 33,740 49.1   Swiss 316 0.4
 Same county 10,952 15.9   Ukrainian 113 0.2
 Different county 22,788 33.2   United States or American 6,868 9.3
  Same state 12,129 17.7   Welsh 843 1.1
  Different state 10,659 15.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 93 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,078 1.6   Other ancestries 12,526 17.0
 
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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