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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ralls 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 9,626 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,197 100.0   Native 9,593 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 159 7.2       Born in United States 9,572 99.4
Kindergarten 143 6.5           State of residence 7,550 78.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,121 51.0           Different state 2,022 21.0
High school (grades 9-12) 553 25.2       Born outside United States 21 0.2
College or graduate school 221 10.1   Foreign born 33 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 13 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 6,506 100.0       Not a citizen 13 0.1
Less than 9th grade 494 7.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 895 13.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,022 46.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 33 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,057 16.2   Europe 7 21.2
Associate degree 236 3.6   Asia 17 51.5
Bachelor's degree 554 8.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 248 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 9 27.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.7 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,077 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,674 100.0   English only 8,938 98.5
Never married 1,336 17.4   Language other than English 139 1.5
Now married, except separated 5,074 66.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.5
Separated 51 0.7   Spanish 55 0.6
Widowed 532 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
 Female 441 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 65 0.7
Divorced 681 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.2
 Female 275 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 19 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,626 100.0
           under 18 years 61 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,320 76.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 40 65.6   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,202 100.0   Dutch 155 1.6
Civilian veterans 1,030 14.3   English 897 9.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 248 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 105 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,937 20.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,178 100.0   Greek 9 0.1
With a disability 129 5.9   Hungarian 11 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,515 100.0   Irish¹ 915 9.5
With a disability 891 16.2   Italian 127 1.3
 Percent employed 61.7 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.1
No disability 4,624 83.8   Norwegian 22 0.2
 Percent employed 81.9 (X)   Polish 34 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,299 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 561 43.2   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 146 1.5
        Scottish 92 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 9,077 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.1
Same house in 1995 5,564 61.3   Swedish 53 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,509 38.7   Swiss 16 0.2
 Same county 1,454 16.0   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 2,055 22.6   United States or American 1,726 17.9
  Same state 1,624 17.9   Welsh 32 0.3
  Different state 431 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 4 0.0   Other ancestries 738 7.7
 
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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