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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kearney 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 6,882 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,779 100.0   Native 6,771 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 107 6.0       Born in United States 6,758 98.2
Kindergarten 91 5.1           State of residence 5,485 79.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 863 48.5           Different state 1,273 18.5
High school (grades 9-12) 513 28.8       Born outside United States 13 0.2
College or graduate school 205 11.5   Foreign born 111 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 42 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 39 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 4,594 100.0       Not a citizen 72 1.0
Less than 9th grade 262 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 267 5.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,628 35.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 111 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,146 24.9   Europe 23 20.7
Associate degree 312 6.8   Asia 17 15.3
Bachelor's degree 760 16.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 219 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 71 64.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.5 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,455 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,417 100.0   English only 6,188 95.9
Never married 1,033 19.1   Language other than English 267 4.1
Now married, except separated 3,570 65.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 70 1.1
Separated 45 0.8   Spanish 213 3.3
Widowed 367 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 1.0
 Female 299 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 54 0.8
Divorced 402 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 183 3.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                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 6,882 100.0
           under 18 years 58 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,809 113.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 32 55.2   Arab 33 0.5
        Czech¹ 138 2.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 820 11.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,033 100.0   Dutch 175 2.5
Civilian veterans 689 13.7   English 586 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 207 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,787 40.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,600 100.0   Greek 4 0.1
With a disability 115 7.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,697 100.0   Irish¹ 796 11.6
With a disability 505 13.7   Italian 54 0.8
 Percent employed 62.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,192 86.3   Norwegian 136 2.0
 Percent employed 85.7 (X)   Polish 110 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,008 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.1
With a disability 348 34.5   Russian 16 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 109 1.6
        Scottish 81 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,455 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,785 58.6   Swedish 887 12.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,626 40.7   Swiss 11 0.2
 Same county 911 14.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,715 26.6   United States or American 292 4.2
  Same state 1,323 20.5   Welsh 36 0.5
  Different state 392 6.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 44 0.7   Other ancestries 518 7.5
 
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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