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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dewey 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 5,972 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,154 100.0   Native 5,938 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 147 6.8       Born in United States 5,925 99.2
Kindergarten 151 7.0           State of residence 4,971 83.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,090 50.6           Different state 954 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 504 23.4       Born outside United States 13 0.2
College or graduate school 262 12.2   Foreign born 34 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 15 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 24 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 3,107 100.0       Not a citizen 10 0.2
Less than 9th grade 163 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 539 17.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,000 32.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 34 100.0
Some college, no degree 839 27.0   Europe 1 2.9
Associate degree 188 6.1   Asia 26 76.5
Bachelor's degree 275 8.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 103 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 5 14.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.4 (X)   Northern America 2 5.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,432 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,065 100.0   English only 4,553 83.8
Never married 1,474 36.3   Language other than English 879 16.2
Now married, except separated 1,688 41.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 202 3.7
Separated 97 2.4   Spanish 24 0.4
Widowed 278 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
 Female 253 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 40 0.7
Divorced 528 13.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.2
 Female 267 6.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,972 100.0
           under 18 years 273 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,193 103.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 206 75.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 14 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 47 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,645 100.0   Dutch 69 1.2
Civilian veterans 561 15.4   English 60 1.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 63 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 11 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 933 15.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,027 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 192 9.5   Hungarian 3 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,837 100.0   Irish¹ 271 4.5
With a disability 692 24.4   Italian 15 0.3
 Percent employed 50.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,145 75.6   Norwegian 201 3.4
 Percent employed 66.1 (X)   Polish 32 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 516 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 269 52.1   Russian 47 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 6 0.1
        Scottish 15 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,432 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.1
Same house in 1995 2,978 54.8   Swedish 79 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,430 44.7   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,380 25.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,050 19.3   United States or American 21 0.4
  Same state 678 12.5   Welsh 2 0.0
  Different state 372 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 24 0.4   Other ancestries 4,299 72.0
 
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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