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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Webster 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 31,045 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,879 100.0   Native 30,782 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 530 6.7       Born in United States 30,640 98.7
Kindergarten 417 5.3           State of residence 20,380 65.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,198 53.3           Different state 10,260 33.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,909 24.2       Born outside United States 142 0.5
College or graduate school 825 10.5   Foreign born 263 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 83 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 166 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 19,515 100.0       Not a citizen 97 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,902 9.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,014 15.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,762 39.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 263 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,950 20.2   Europe 126 47.9
Associate degree 733 3.8   Asia 48 18.3
Bachelor's degree 1,441 7.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 713 3.7   Oceania 7 2.7
        Latin America 65 24.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.8 (X)   Northern America 17 6.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,710 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,568 100.0   English only 27,094 94.4
Never married 4,098 17.4   Language other than English 1,616 5.6
Now married, except separated 15,365 65.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 722 2.5
Separated 316 1.3   Spanish 295 1.0
Widowed 1,457 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.2
 Female 1,207 5.1   Other Indo-European languages 1,243 4.3
Divorced 2,332 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 611 2.1
 Female 1,195 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 66 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 41 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,045 100.0
           under 18 years 379 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,623 82.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 180 47.5   Arab 41 0.1
        Czech¹ 91 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 153 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,073 100.0   Dutch 626 2.0
Civilian veterans 3,543 16.1   English 2,917 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 704 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 107 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,774 15.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,800 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 622 8.0   Hungarian 38 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,660 100.0   Irish¹ 2,856 9.2
With a disability 3,162 19.0   Italian 564 1.8
 Percent employed 49.1 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 13,498 81.0   Norwegian 187 0.6
 Percent employed 78.6 (X)   Polish 249 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,327 100.0   Portuguese 35 0.1
With a disability 1,513 45.5   Russian 35 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 591 1.9
        Scottish 367 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 28,710 100.0   Subsaharan African 68 0.2
Same house in 1995 14,892 51.9   Swedish 326 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,737 47.8   Swiss 354 1.1
 Same county 6,120 21.3   Ukrainian 30 0.1
 Different county 7,617 26.5   United States or American 5,971 19.2
  Same state 5,145 17.9   Welsh 294 0.9
  Different state 2,472 8.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 81 0.3   Other ancestries 4,226 13.6
 
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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