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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Potter 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 113,546 100.0
      enrolled in school 31,113 100.0   Native 102,853 90.6
Nursery school, preschool 2,438 7.8       Born in United States 102,277 90.1
Kindergarten 2,174 7.0           State of residence 75,053 66.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,135 45.4           Different state 27,224 24.0
High school (grades 9-12) 6,489 20.9       Born outside United States 576 0.5
College or graduate school 5,877 18.9   Foreign born 10,693 9.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,504 4.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,859 3.4
  Population 25 years and over 69,427 100.0       Not a citizen 6,834 6.0
Less than 9th grade 7,531 10.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,551 18.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 20,323 29.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 10,693 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,140 23.2   Europe 325 3.0
Associate degree 3,497 5.0   Asia 2,354 22.0
Bachelor's degree 6,046 8.7   Africa 13 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 3,339 4.8   Oceania 7 0.1
        Latin America 7,892 73.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.1 (X)   Northern America 102 1.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 104,175 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 86,685 100.0   English only 78,473 75.3
Never married 19,490 22.5   Language other than English 25,702 24.7
Now married, except separated 47,371 54.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,078 9.7
Separated 3,066 3.5   Spanish 22,324 21.4
Widowed 6,423 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,449 8.1
 Female 5,021 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 802 0.8
Divorced 10,335 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 181 0.2
 Female 6,014 6.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,417 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,393 1.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 113,546 100.0
           under 18 years 2,747 100.0     Total ancestries reported 95,281 83.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,395 50.8   Arab 172 0.2
        Czech¹ 238 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 128 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 81,740 100.0   Dutch 1,585 1.4
Civilian veterans 9,944 12.2   English 7,316 6.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,087 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 248 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,000 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 27,334 100.0   Greek 82 0.1
With a disability 2,417 8.8   Hungarian 51 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 58,220 100.0   Irish¹ 8,524 7.5
With a disability 13,798 23.7   Italian 928 0.8
 Percent employed 54.5 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 44,422 76.3   Norwegian 564 0.5
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 541 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 12,064 100.0   Portuguese 103 0.1
With a disability 5,933 49.2   Russian 79 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 1,908 1.7
        Scottish 1,390 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 19 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 104,175 100.0   Subsaharan African 539 0.5
Same house in 1995 48,625 46.7   Swedish 439 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 53,411 51.3   Swiss 70 0.1
 Same county 25,621 24.6   Ukrainian 30 0.0
 Different county 27,790 26.7   United States or American 10,268 9.0
  Same state 19,988 19.2   Welsh 392 0.3
  Different state 7,802 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 211 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 2,139 2.1   Other ancestries 47,363 41.7
 
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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