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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McPherson 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 2,904 100.0
      enrolled in school 546 100.0   Native 2,880 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 26 4.8       Born in United States 2,848 98.1
Kindergarten 24 4.4           State of residence 2,325 80.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 332 60.8           Different state 523 18.0
High school (grades 9-12) 141 25.8       Born outside United States 32 1.1
College or graduate school 23 4.2   Foreign born 24 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 10 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 2,128 100.0       Not a citizen 14 0.5
Less than 9th grade 732 34.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 144 6.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 586 27.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 24 100.0
Some college, no degree 329 15.5   Europe 4 16.7
Associate degree 110 5.2   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 174 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 53 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 58.8 (X)   Northern America 20 83.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,740 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,377 100.0   English only 1,843 67.3
Never married 374 15.7   Language other than English 897 32.7
Now married, except separated 1,637 68.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 407 14.9
Separated 9 0.4   Spanish 2 0.1
Widowed 263 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 224 9.4   Other Indo-European languages 895 32.7
Divorced 94 4.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 407 14.9
 Female 44 1.9   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 2,904 100.0
           under 18 years 14 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,985 102.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 0 0.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 1 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,262 100.0   Dutch 32 1.1
Civilian veterans 318 14.1   English 108 3.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 32 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,752 60.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 532 100.0   Greek 4 0.1
With a disability 35 6.6   Hungarian 2 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,350 100.0   Irish¹ 111 3.8
With a disability 293 21.7   Italian 5 0.2
 Percent employed 55.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,057 78.3   Norwegian 136 4.7
 Percent employed 78.3 (X)   Polish 38 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 790 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 350 44.3   Russian 461 15.9
        Scotch-Irish 8 0.3
        Scottish 7 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 2,740 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,007 73.2   Swedish 40 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 719 26.2   Swiss 4 0.1
 Same county 386 14.1   Ukrainian 7 0.2
 Different county 333 12.2   United States or American 121 4.2
  Same state 211 7.7   Welsh 10 0.3
  Different state 122 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 14 0.5   Other ancestries 84 2.9
 
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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