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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Merrick 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 8,204 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,058 100.0   Native 8,125 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 179 8.7       Born in United States 8,086 98.6
Kindergarten 118 5.7           State of residence 6,807 83.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,027 49.9           Different state 1,279 15.6
High school (grades 9-12) 537 26.1       Born outside United States 39 0.5
College or graduate school 197 9.6   Foreign born 79 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 38 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 32 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 5,432 100.0       Not a citizen 47 0.6
Less than 9th grade 313 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 483 8.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,262 41.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 79 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,192 21.9   Europe 6 7.6
Associate degree 371 6.8   Asia 2 2.5
Bachelor's degree 564 10.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 247 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 64 81.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.3 (X)   Northern America 7 8.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,685 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,382 100.0   English only 7,440 96.8
Never married 1,212 19.0   Language other than English 245 3.2
Now married, except separated 4,072 63.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 99 1.3
Separated 47 0.7   Spanish 142 1.8
Widowed 561 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 70 0.9
 Female 440 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 92 1.2
Divorced 490 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.3
 Female 260 4.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,204 100.0
           under 18 years 78 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,726 106.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 47 60.3   Arab 8 0.1
        Czech¹ 242 2.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 371 4.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,941 100.0   Dutch 254 3.1
Civilian veterans 891 15.0   English 725 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 187 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,458 42.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,994 100.0   Greek 21 0.3
With a disability 137 6.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,247 100.0   Irish¹ 853 10.4
With a disability 686 16.2   Italian 37 0.5
 Percent employed 59.6 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.1
No disability 3,561 83.8   Norwegian 150 1.8
 Percent employed 85.8 (X)   Polish 665 8.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,330 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 568 42.7   Russian 54 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 101 1.2
        Scottish 81 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,685 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,856 63.2   Swedish 674 8.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,802 36.5   Swiss 44 0.5
 Same county 1,258 16.4   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 1,544 20.1   United States or American 362 4.4
  Same state 1,251 16.3   Welsh 30 0.4
  Different state 293 3.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 27 0.4   Other ancestries 391 4.8
 
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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