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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 33,627 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,543 100.0   Native 31,612 94.0
Nursery school, preschool 382 4.5       Born in United States 31,391 93.4
Kindergarten 472 5.5           State of residence 24,980 74.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,908 45.7           Different state 6,411 19.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,079 24.3       Born outside United States 221 0.7
College or graduate school 1,702 19.9   Foreign born 2,015 6.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 671 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 549 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 22,544 100.0       Not a citizen 1,466 4.4
Less than 9th grade 3,179 14.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,442 15.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,074 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,015 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,972 22.1   Europe 33 1.6
Associate degree 1,371 6.1   Asia 125 6.2
Bachelor's degree 1,754 7.8   Africa 18 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 752 3.3   Oceania 8 0.4
        Latin America 1,817 90.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.6 (X)   Northern America 14 0.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,645 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,965 100.0   English only 21,800 68.9
Never married 4,906 18.2   Language other than English 9,845 31.1
Now married, except separated 16,225 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,468 11.0
Separated 712 2.6   Spanish 9,520 30.1
Widowed 2,516 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,351 10.6
 Female 1,769 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 170 0.5
Divorced 2,606 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.1
 Female 1,353 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 134 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,627 100.0
           under 18 years 768 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,408 78.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 466 60.7   Arab 20 0.1
        Czech¹ 30 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 51 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,488 100.0   Dutch 253 0.8
Civilian veterans 3,325 13.0   English 2,013 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 404 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 61 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,322 6.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,471 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 477 6.4   Hungarian 11 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,062 100.0   Irish¹ 2,162 6.4
With a disability 3,507 23.3   Italian 258 0.8
 Percent employed 53.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 11,555 76.7   Norwegian 86 0.3
 Percent employed 75.3 (X)   Polish 97 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 4,685 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.0
With a disability 2,180 46.5   Russian 29 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 488 1.5
        Scottish 337 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 31,645 100.0   Subsaharan African 71 0.2
Same house in 1995 16,848 53.2   Swedish 96 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,068 44.5   Swiss 5 0.0
 Same county 6,174 19.5   Ukrainian 15 0.0
 Different county 7,894 24.9   United States or American 4,316 12.8
  Same state 5,866 18.5   Welsh 71 0.2
  Different state 2,028 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 75 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 729 2.3   Other ancestries 13,100 39.0
 
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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