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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hitchcock 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 3,111 100.0
      enrolled in school 764 100.0   Native 3,075 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 35 4.6       Born in United States 3,064 98.5
Kindergarten 42 5.5           State of residence 2,140 68.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 348 45.5           Different state 924 29.7
High school (grades 9-12) 238 31.2       Born outside United States 11 0.4
College or graduate school 101 13.2   Foreign born 36 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 18 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 2,180 100.0       Not a citizen 16 0.5
Less than 9th grade 140 6.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 173 7.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 821 37.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 36 100.0
Some college, no degree 556 25.5   Europe 14 38.9
Associate degree 189 8.7   Asia 4 11.1
Bachelor's degree 212 9.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 89 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 14 38.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.6 (X)   Northern America 4 11.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,980 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,553 100.0   English only 2,870 96.3
Never married 451 17.7   Language other than English 110 3.7
Now married, except separated 1,596 62.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 1.3
Separated 19 0.7   Spanish 74 2.5
Widowed 279 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 1.3
 Female 213 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 29 1.0
Divorced 208 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
 Female 116 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 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 3,111 100.0
           under 18 years 20 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,442 110.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 10 50.0   Arab 5 0.2
        Czech¹ 114 3.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 42 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,360 100.0   Dutch 71 2.3
Civilian veterans 359 15.2   English 440 14.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 80 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 18 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,262 40.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 715 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 54 7.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,561 100.0   Irish¹ 460 14.8
With a disability 234 15.0   Italian 26 0.8
 Percent employed 62.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,327 85.0   Norwegian 52 1.7
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 77 2.5
     Population 65 years and over 641 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 208 32.4   Russian 67 2.2
        Scotch-Irish 71 2.3
        Scottish 40 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 2,980 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 1,913 64.2   Swedish 113 3.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,048 35.2   Swiss 3 0.1
 Same county 404 13.6   Ukrainian 7 0.2
 Different county 644 21.6   United States or American 246 7.9
  Same state 263 8.8   Welsh 38 1.2
  Different state 381 12.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 19 0.6   Other ancestries 210 6.8
 
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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