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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ransom 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 5,890 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,311 100.0   Native 5,835 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 55 4.2       Born in United States 5,825 98.9
Kindergarten 87 6.6           State of residence 4,510 76.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 678 51.7           Different state 1,315 22.3
High school (grades 9-12) 416 31.7       Born outside United States 10 0.2
College or graduate school 75 5.7   Foreign born 55 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 8 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 32 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 4,065 100.0       Not a citizen 23 0.4
Less than 9th grade 434 10.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 328 8.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,449 35.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 55 100.0
Some college, no degree 841 20.7   Europe 16 29.1
Associate degree 371 9.1   Asia 9 16.4
Bachelor's degree 537 13.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 105 2.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 20.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.3 (X)   Northern America 19 34.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,544 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,706 100.0   English only 5,205 93.9
Never married 980 20.8   Language other than English 339 6.1
Now married, except separated 2,903 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 101 1.8
Separated 55 1.2   Spanish 63 1.1
Widowed 395 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.3
 Female 327 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 264 4.8
Divorced 373 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 81 1.5
 Female 153 3.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,890 100.0
           under 18 years 30 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,687 130.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4 13.3   Arab 6 0.1
        Czech¹ 82 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 160 2.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,409 100.0   Dutch 133 2.3
Civilian veterans 672 15.2   English 283 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 253 4.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 49 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,722 46.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,297 100.0   Greek 1 0.0
With a disability 51 3.9   Hungarian 15 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,947 100.0   Irish¹ 414 7.0
With a disability 330 11.2   Italian 30 0.5
 Percent employed 60.0 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 2,617 88.8   Norwegian 2,317 39.3
 Percent employed 86.5 (X)   Polish 121 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 1,026 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.1
With a disability 452 44.1   Russian 131 2.2
        Scotch-Irish 25 0.4
        Scottish 53 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,544 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,582 64.6   Swedish 464 7.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,933 34.9   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 871 15.7   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 1,062 19.2   United States or American 127 2.2
  Same state 646 11.7   Welsh 1 0.0
  Different state 416 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 29 0.5   Other ancestries 293 5.0
 
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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