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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Quay 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 10,155 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,619 100.0   Native 9,810 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 144 5.5       Born in United States 9,780 96.3
Kindergarten 112 4.3           State of residence 6,223 61.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,250 47.7           Different state 3,557 35.0
High school (grades 9-12) 700 26.7       Born outside United States 30 0.3
College or graduate school 413 15.8   Foreign born 345 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 120 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 112 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 6,970 100.0       Not a citizen 233 2.3
Less than 9th grade 513 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,312 18.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,562 36.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 345 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,392 20.0   Europe 26 7.5
Associate degree 237 3.4   Asia 79 22.9
Bachelor's degree 583 8.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 371 5.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 240 69.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,592 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,137 100.0   English only 6,977 72.7
Never married 1,638 20.1   Language other than English 2,615 27.3
Now married, except separated 4,625 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 667 7.0
Separated 93 1.1   Spanish 2,473 25.8
Widowed 908 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 598 6.2
 Female 722 8.9   Other Indo-European languages 50 0.5
Divorced 873 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
 Female 544 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 80 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,155 100.0
           under 18 years 188 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,655 85.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 93 49.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 6 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,615 100.0   Dutch 119 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,319 17.3   English 982 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 155 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 18 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 975 9.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,246 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 238 10.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,284 100.0   Irish¹ 802 7.9
With a disability 1,423 26.9   Italian 52 0.5
 Percent employed 51.8 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 3,861 73.1   Norwegian 57 0.6
 Percent employed 71.7 (X)   Polish 28 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,878 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 930 49.5   Russian 34 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 146 1.4
        Scottish 154 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 9,592 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.1
Same house in 1995 5,979 62.3   Swedish 78 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,492 36.4   Swiss 9 0.1
 Same county 1,900 19.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,592 16.6   United States or American 823 8.1
  Same state 793 8.3   Welsh 67 0.7
  Different state 799 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 121 1.3   Other ancestries 4,124 40.6
 
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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