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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dawson 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 9,059 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,206 100.0   Native 8,957 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 83 3.8       Born in United States 8,922 98.5
Kindergarten 89 4.0           State of residence 5,709 63.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,014 46.0           Different state 3,213 35.5
High school (grades 9-12) 575 26.1       Born outside United States 35 0.4
College or graduate school 445 20.2   Foreign born 102 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 66 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 6,161 100.0       Not a citizen 36 0.4
Less than 9th grade 475 7.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 591 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,879 30.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 102 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,702 27.6   Europe 52 51.0
Associate degree 585 9.5   Asia 5 4.9
Bachelor's degree 706 11.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 223 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 2.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.7 (X)   Northern America 43 42.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,568 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,381 100.0   English only 8,215 95.9
Never married 1,605 21.7   Language other than English 353 4.1
Now married, except separated 4,445 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 1.4
Separated 62 0.8   Spanish 88 1.0
Widowed 611 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.3
 Female 531 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 235 2.7
Divorced 658 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 82 1.0
 Female 328 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,059 100.0
           under 18 years 64 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,075 122.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 52 81.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 138 1.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 141 1.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,945 100.0   Dutch 285 3.1
Civilian veterans 1,112 16.0   English 811 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 323 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 92 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,874 42.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,020 100.0   Greek 23 0.3
With a disability 158 7.8   Hungarian 94 1.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,790 100.0   Irish¹ 1,068 11.8
With a disability 804 16.8   Italian 150 1.7
 Percent employed 57.3 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 3,986 83.2   Norwegian 1,780 19.6
 Percent employed 80.1 (X)   Polish 285 3.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,440 100.0   Portuguese 22 0.2
With a disability 419 29.1   Russian 187 2.1
        Scotch-Irish 225 2.5
        Scottish 223 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,568 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,378 62.8   Swedish 267 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,151 36.8   Swiss 10 0.1
 Same county 1,446 16.9   Ukrainian 50 0.6
 Different county 1,705 19.9   United States or American 348 3.8
  Same state 837 9.8   Welsh 76 0.8
  Different state 868 10.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 39 0.5   Other ancestries 600 6.6
 
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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