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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Spink 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 7,454 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,700 100.0   Native 7,411 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 127 7.5       Born in United States 7,400 99.3
Kindergarten 97 5.7           State of residence 6,211 83.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 846 49.8           Different state 1,189 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 540 31.8       Born outside United States 11 0.1
College or graduate school 90 5.3   Foreign born 43 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 36 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 5,024 100.0       Not a citizen 7 0.1
Less than 9th grade 637 12.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 298 5.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,952 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 43 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,118 22.3   Europe 20 46.5
Associate degree 296 5.9   Asia 5 11.6
Bachelor's degree 546 10.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 177 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 4.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.4 (X)   Northern America 16 37.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,001 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,909 100.0   English only 6,426 91.8
Never married 1,498 25.4   Language other than English 575 8.2
Now married, except separated 3,490 59.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 313 4.5
Separated 56 0.9   Spanish 45 0.6
Widowed 459 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.2
 Female 387 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 493 7.0
Divorced 406 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 289 4.1
 Female 162 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 7,454 100.0
           under 18 years 45 100.0     Total ancestries reported 8,005 107.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 28 62.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 61 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 170 2.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 5,522 100.0   Dutch 225 3.0
Civilian veterans 821 14.9   English 703 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 240 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 85 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,509 47.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,664 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 125 7.5   Hungarian 4 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,497 100.0   Irish¹ 676 9.1
With a disability 630 18.0   Italian 46 0.6
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,867 82.0   Norwegian 681 9.1
 Percent employed 83.3 (X)   Polish 52 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 1,394 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 604 43.3   Russian 92 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 60 0.8
        Scottish 48 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,001 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,729 67.5   Swedish 372 5.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,245 32.1   Swiss 103 1.4
 Same county 1,295 18.5   Ukrainian 14 0.2
 Different county 950 13.6   United States or American 404 5.4
  Same state 640 9.1   Welsh 36 0.5
  Different state 310 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 27 0.4   Other ancestries 422 5.7
 
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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