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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dyer 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 37,279 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,964 100.0   Native 36,790 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 700 7.8       Born in United States 36,669 98.4
Kindergarten 458 5.1           State of residence 28,654 76.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,452 49.7           Different state 8,015 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,122 23.7       Born outside United States 121 0.3
College or graduate school 1,232 13.7   Foreign born 489 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 336 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 142 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 24,356 100.0       Not a citizen 347 0.9
Less than 9th grade 3,599 14.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,611 18.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,178 33.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 489 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,053 16.6   Europe 55 11.2
Associate degree 993 4.1   Asia 110 22.5
Bachelor's degree 1,913 7.9   Africa 10 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,009 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 267 54.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.3 (X)   Northern America 47 9.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,819 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,348 100.0   English only 33,787 97.0
Never married 5,802 19.8   Language other than English 1,032 3.0
Now married, except separated 17,081 58.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 446 1.3
Separated 634 2.2   Spanish 588 1.7
Widowed 2,268 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 324 0.9
 Female 1,909 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 291 0.8
Divorced 3,563 12.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 80 0.2
 Female 1,981 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 104 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,279 100.0
           under 18 years 955 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,329 73.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 574 60.1   Arab 42 0.1
        Czech¹ 5 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 10 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,662 100.0   Dutch 454 1.2
Civilian veterans 3,342 12.1   English 2,926 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 386 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 107 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,236 6.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,422 100.0   Greek 66 0.2
With a disability 776 9.2   Hungarian 26 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,178 100.0   Irish¹ 3,775 10.1
With a disability 5,922 28.0   Italian 370 1.0
 Percent employed 53.9 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.0
No disability 15,256 72.0   Norwegian 45 0.1
 Percent employed 77.3 (X)   Polish 82 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,699 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,517 53.6   Russian 31 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 638 1.7
        Scottish 293 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 34,819 100.0   Subsaharan African 165 0.4
Same house in 1995 18,050 51.8   Swedish 130 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 16,489 47.4   Swiss 5 0.0
 Same county 10,977 31.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,512 15.8   United States or American 7,944 21.3
  Same state 2,725 7.8   Welsh 69 0.2
  Different state 2,787 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 280 0.8   Other ancestries 7,492 20.1
 
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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