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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Thayer 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 6,055 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,356 100.0   Native 6,004 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 79 5.8       Born in United States 5,989 98.9
Kindergarten 67 4.9           State of residence 4,705 77.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 702 51.8           Different state 1,284 21.2
High school (grades 9-12) 409 30.2       Born outside United States 15 0.2
College or graduate school 99 7.3   Foreign born 51 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 11 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 19 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 4,301 100.0       Not a citizen 32 0.5
Less than 9th grade 462 10.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 360 8.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,602 37.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 51 100.0
Some college, no degree 883 20.5   Europe 24 47.1
Associate degree 347 8.1   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 474 11.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 173 4.0   Oceania 3 5.9
        Latin America 22 43.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.9 (X)   Northern America 2 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,727 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,917 100.0   English only 5,512 96.2
Never married 899 18.3   Language other than English 215 3.8
Now married, except separated 3,147 64.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 63 1.1
Separated 43 0.9   Spanish 99 1.7
Widowed 512 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.6
 Female 425 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 101 1.8
Divorced 316 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.4
 Female 177 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.2
                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 6,055 100.0
           under 18 years 33 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,281 103.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 29 87.9   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 214 3.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 134 2.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,604 100.0   Dutch 46 0.8
Civilian veterans 683 14.8   English 498 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 127 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 22 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,512 58.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,273 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 109 8.6   Hungarian 6 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,944 100.0   Irish¹ 543 9.0
With a disability 458 15.6   Italian 37 0.6
 Percent employed 60.9 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 2,486 84.4   Norwegian 51 0.8
 Percent employed 87.9 (X)   Polish 93 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,328 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 496 37.3   Russian 16 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 59 1.0
        Scottish 67 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,727 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,911 68.3   Swedish 187 3.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,801 31.4   Swiss 32 0.5
 Same county 991 17.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 810 14.1   United States or American 355 5.9
  Same state 540 9.4   Welsh 17 0.3
  Different state 270 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 15 0.3   Other ancestries 260 4.3
 
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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