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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gage 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 22,993 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,467 100.0   Native 22,828 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 400 7.3       Born in United States 22,772 99.0
Kindergarten 255 4.7           State of residence 18,056 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,603 47.6           Different state 4,716 20.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,409 25.8       Born outside United States 56 0.2
College or graduate school 800 14.6   Foreign born 165 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 56 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 82 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 15,689 100.0       Not a citizen 83 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,432 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,396 8.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,098 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 165 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,178 20.3   Europe 60 36.4
Associate degree 1,162 7.4   Asia 56 33.9
Bachelor's degree 1,769 11.3   Africa 12 7.3
Graduate or professional degree 654 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 20 12.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.0 (X)   Northern America 17 10.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,632 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,501 100.0   English only 20,910 96.7
Never married 4,163 22.5   Language other than English 722 3.3
Now married, except separated 10,974 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 200 0.9
Separated 181 1.0   Spanish 179 0.8
Widowed 1,696 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.3
 Female 1,481 8.0   Other Indo-European languages 481 2.2
Divorced 1,487 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.5
 Female 807 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 32 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,993 100.0
           under 18 years 138 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,107 104.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 78 56.5   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 1,413 6.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 352 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,406 100.0   Dutch 779 3.4
Civilian veterans 2,161 12.4   English 1,845 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 636 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 69 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,702 50.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,026 100.0   Greek 37 0.2
With a disability 391 7.8   Hungarian 12 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,677 100.0   Irish¹ 2,443 10.6
With a disability 1,932 16.5   Italian 239 1.0
 Percent employed 67.3 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 9,745 83.5   Norwegian 224 1.0
 Percent employed 88.6 (X)   Polish 306 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,987 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.1
With a disability 1,621 40.7   Russian 62 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 294 1.3
        Scottish 194 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,632 100.0   Subsaharan African 9 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,028 60.2   Swedish 617 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,506 39.3   Swiss 181 0.8
 Same county 4,893 22.6   Ukrainian 29 0.1
 Different county 3,613 16.7   United States or American 1,116 4.9
  Same state 2,358 10.9   Welsh 285 1.2
  Different state 1,255 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 98 0.5   Other ancestries 1,224 5.3
 
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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