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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ward 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 58,795 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,316 100.0   Native 57,580 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 943 5.8       Born in United States 56,538 96.2
Kindergarten 914 5.6           State of residence 38,858 66.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,673 40.9           Different state 17,680 30.1
High school (grades 9-12) 3,616 22.2       Born outside United States 1,042 1.8
College or graduate school 4,170 25.6   Foreign born 1,215 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 526 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 639 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 35,957 100.0       Not a citizen 576 1.0
Less than 9th grade 2,191 6.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,355 6.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,397 28.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,215 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,829 27.3   Europe 329 27.1
Associate degree 3,229 9.0   Asia 203 16.7
Bachelor's degree 6,030 16.8   Africa 22 1.8
Graduate or professional degree 1,926 5.4   Oceania 5 0.4
        Latin America 208 17.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.4 (X)   Northern America 448 36.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 54,555 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 46,029 100.0   English only 52,015 95.3
Never married 12,129 26.4   Language other than English 2,540 4.7
Now married, except separated 26,844 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 675 1.2
Separated 314 0.7   Spanish 1,001 1.8
Widowed 2,857 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 249 0.5
 Female 2,403 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 1,203 2.2
Divorced 3,885 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 307 0.6
 Female 2,122 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 199 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 77 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 58,795 100.0
           under 18 years 329 100.0     Total ancestries reported 73,009 124.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 118 35.9   Arab 74 0.1
        Czech¹ 587 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,044 1.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 39,379 100.0   Dutch 977 1.7
Civilian veterans 6,154 15.6   English 3,273 5.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,993 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 549 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 23,448 39.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,630 100.0   Greek 173 0.3
With a disability 993 7.3   Hungarian 151 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,387 100.0   Irish¹ 5,168 8.8
With a disability 4,663 15.9   Italian 968 1.6
 Percent employed 59.3 (X)   Lithuanian 41 0.1
No disability 24,724 84.1   Norwegian 17,789 30.3
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 1,082 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 6,880 100.0   Portuguese 81 0.1
With a disability 2,715 39.5   Russian 1,274 2.2
        Scotch-Irish 837 1.4
        Scottish 802 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 85 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 54,555 100.0   Subsaharan African 90 0.2
Same house in 1995 27,745 50.9   Swedish 2,515 4.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 25,200 46.2   Swiss 117 0.2
 Same county 12,659 23.2   Ukrainian 521 0.9
 Different county 12,541 23.0   United States or American 1,738 3.0
  Same state 4,272 7.8   Welsh 307 0.5
  Different state 8,269 15.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 57 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,610 3.0   Other ancestries 7,268 12.4
 
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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