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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Perkins 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 3,200 100.0
      enrolled in school 779 100.0   Native 3,156 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 32 4.1       Born in United States 3,141 98.2
Kindergarten 38 4.9           State of residence 2,213 69.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 419 53.8           Different state 928 29.0
High school (grades 9-12) 237 30.4       Born outside United States 15 0.5
College or graduate school 53 6.8   Foreign born 44 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 16 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 2,159 100.0       Not a citizen 24 0.8
Less than 9th grade 126 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 153 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 751 34.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 44 100.0
Some college, no degree 608 28.2   Europe 15 34.1
Associate degree 141 6.5   Asia 5 11.4
Bachelor's degree 289 13.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 91 4.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 25.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.1 (X)   Northern America 13 29.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,026 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,540 100.0   English only 2,910 96.2
Never married 469 18.5   Language other than English 116 3.8
Now married, except separated 1,684 66.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.6
Separated 14 0.6   Spanish 83 2.7
Widowed 224 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.4
 Female 179 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 30 1.0
Divorced 149 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 69 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,200 100.0
           under 18 years 25 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,440 107.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 15 60.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 104 3.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 70 2.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,350 100.0   Dutch 125 3.9
Civilian veterans 327 13.9   English 351 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 136 4.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,287 40.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 769 100.0   Greek 2 0.1
With a disability 51 6.6   Hungarian 4 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,630 100.0   Irish¹ 378 11.8
With a disability 225 13.8   Italian 37 1.2
 Percent employed 63.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,405 86.2   Norwegian 81 2.5
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 85 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 573 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 211 36.8   Russian 48 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 73 2.3
        Scottish 46 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,026 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 1,930 63.8   Swedish 152 4.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,081 35.7   Swiss 24 0.8
 Same county 432 14.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 649 21.4   United States or American 165 5.2
  Same state 343 11.3   Welsh 20 0.6
  Different state 306 10.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 15 0.5   Other ancestries 243 7.6
 
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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