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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 6,567 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,723 100.0   Native 6,517 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 67 3.9       Born in United States 6,499 99.0
Kindergarten 114 6.6           State of residence 5,744 87.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 917 53.2           Different state 755 11.5
High school (grades 9-12) 464 26.9       Born outside United States 18 0.3
College or graduate school 161 9.3   Foreign born 50 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 17 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 22 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 4,327 100.0       Not a citizen 28 0.4
Less than 9th grade 280 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 273 6.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,872 43.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 50 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,052 24.3   Europe 16 32.0
Associate degree 234 5.4   Asia 7 14.0
Bachelor's degree 453 10.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 163 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 25 50.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.2 (X)   Northern America 2 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,179 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,104 100.0   English only 6,020 97.4
Never married 971 19.0   Language other than English 159 2.6
Now married, except separated 3,318 65.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.6
Separated 63 1.2   Spanish 70 1.1
Widowed 423 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.3
 Female 349 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 82 1.3
Divorced 329 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.2
 Female 159 3.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,567 100.0
           under 18 years 34 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,925 120.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 25 73.5   Arab 6 0.1
        Czech¹ 598 9.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 633 9.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,722 100.0   Dutch 112 1.7
Civilian veterans 676 14.3   English 588 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 119 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 19 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,733 41.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,627 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 110 6.8   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,420 100.0   Irish¹ 681 10.4
With a disability 530 15.5   Italian 25 0.4
 Percent employed 69.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,890 84.5   Norwegian 68 1.0
 Percent employed 86.9 (X)   Polish 1,147 17.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,090 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 432 39.6   Russian 23 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 70 1.1
        Scottish 42 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,179 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.1
Same house in 1995 3,926 63.5   Swedish 319 4.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,232 36.1   Swiss 32 0.5
 Same county 890 14.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,342 21.7   United States or American 311 4.7
  Same state 1,110 18.0   Welsh 10 0.2
  Different state 232 3.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 21 0.3   Other ancestries 377 5.7
 
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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