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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Custer 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 26,142 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,868 100.0   Native 25,264 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 373 4.2       Born in United States 25,135 96.1
Kindergarten 379 4.3           State of residence 18,600 71.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,931 33.1           Different state 6,535 25.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,754 19.8       Born outside United States 129 0.5
College or graduate school 3,431 38.7   Foreign born 878 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 354 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 412 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 15,156 100.0       Not a citizen 466 1.8
Less than 9th grade 1,118 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,728 11.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,766 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 878 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,673 24.2   Europe 59 6.7
Associate degree 414 2.7   Asia 142 16.2
Bachelor's degree 2,095 13.8   Africa 11 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,362 9.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 640 72.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.2 (X)   Northern America 26 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 24,588 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,149 100.0   English only 22,378 91.0
Never married 6,157 29.1   Language other than English 2,210 9.0
Now married, except separated 11,024 52.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 885 3.6
Separated 550 2.6   Spanish 1,556 6.3
Widowed 1,457 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 748 3.0
 Female 1,119 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 294 1.2
Divorced 1,961 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 51 0.2
 Female 1,137 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 135 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,142 100.0
           under 18 years 425 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,311 85.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 250 58.8   Arab 23 0.1
        Czech¹ 77 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 36 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,778 100.0   Dutch 610 2.3
Civilian veterans 2,279 11.5   English 2,158 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 516 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 78 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,034 19.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,022 100.0   Greek 51 0.2
With a disability 462 6.6   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,861 100.0   Irish¹ 2,441 9.3
With a disability 2,396 17.3   Italian 284 1.1
 Percent employed 55.4 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 11,465 82.7   Norwegian 92 0.4
 Percent employed 78.8 (X)   Polish 158 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,162 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,363 43.1   Russian 120 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 379 1.4
        Scottish 287 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 24,588 100.0   Subsaharan African 86 0.3
Same house in 1995 12,290 50.0   Swedish 148 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,021 48.9   Swiss 48 0.2
 Same county 5,855 23.8   Ukrainian 51 0.2
 Different county 6,166 25.1   United States or American 3,161 12.1
  Same state 4,488 18.3   Welsh 157 0.6
  Different state 1,678 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 277 1.1   Other ancestries 6,270 24.0
 
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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