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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Foster 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 3,759 100.0
      enrolled in school 982 100.0   Native 3,703 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 89 9.1       Born in United States 3,680 97.9
Kindergarten 59 6.0           State of residence 3,138 83.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 476 48.5           Different state 542 14.4
High school (grades 9-12) 281 28.6       Born outside United States 23 0.6
College or graduate school 77 7.8   Foreign born 56 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 15 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 32 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 2,569 100.0       Not a citizen 24 0.6
Less than 9th grade 279 10.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 285 11.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 769 29.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 56 100.0
Some college, no degree 573 22.3   Europe 17 30.4
Associate degree 155 6.0   Asia 7 12.5
Bachelor's degree 368 14.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 140 5.4   Oceania 5 8.9
        Latin America 12 21.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.0 (X)   Northern America 15 26.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,558 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,972 100.0   English only 3,411 95.9
Never married 590 19.9   Language other than English 147 4.1
Now married, except separated 1,872 63.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 67 1.9
Separated 29 1.0   Spanish 32 0.9
Widowed 276 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.3
 Female 229 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 108 3.0
Divorced 205 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 53 1.5
 Female 112 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7 0.2
                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 3,759 100.0
           under 18 years 13 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,674 124.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 0 0.0   Arab 2 0.1
        Czech¹ 37 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 99 2.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,775 100.0   Dutch 98 2.6
Civilian veterans 311 11.2   English 179 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 119 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 36 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,772 47.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 881 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 50 5.7   Hungarian 3 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,878 100.0   Irish¹ 294 7.8
With a disability 233 12.4   Italian 11 0.3
 Percent employed 64.4 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.2
No disability 1,645 87.6   Norwegian 1,256 33.4
 Percent employed 85.8 (X)   Polish 64 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 715 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 277 38.7   Russian 69 1.8
        Scotch-Irish 45 1.2
        Scottish 34 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 3,558 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,172 61.0   Swedish 177 4.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,354 38.1   Swiss 13 0.3
 Same county 709 19.9   Ukrainian 13 0.3
 Different county 645 18.1   United States or American 145 3.9
  Same state 456 12.8   Welsh 19 0.5
  Different state 189 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 32 0.9   Other ancestries 178 4.7
 
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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