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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sterling 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 1,393 100.0
      enrolled in school 395 100.0   Native 1,265 90.8
Nursery school, preschool 17 4.3       Born in United States 1,259 90.4
Kindergarten 21 5.3           State of residence 1,099 78.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 213 53.9           Different state 160 11.5
High school (grades 9-12) 102 25.8       Born outside United States 6 0.4
College or graduate school 42 10.6   Foreign born 128 9.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 32 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 41 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 916 100.0       Not a citizen 87 6.2
Less than 9th grade 154 16.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 117 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 256 27.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 128 100.0
Some college, no degree 195 21.3   Europe 7 5.5
Associate degree 37 4.0   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 112 12.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 45 4.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 121 94.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,324 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,077 100.0   English only 968 73.1
Never married 179 16.6   Language other than English 356 26.9
Now married, except separated 709 65.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 12.2
Separated 8 0.7   Spanish 354 26.7
Widowed 87 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 160 12.1
 Female 76 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 0 0.0
Divorced 94 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 50 4.6   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 1,393 100.0
           under 18 years 28 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,172 84.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 18 64.3   Arab 7 0.5
        Czech¹ 15 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 997 100.0   Dutch 8 0.6
Civilian veterans 95 9.5   English 105 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 27 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 104 7.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 368 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 13 3.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 755 100.0   Irish¹ 91 6.5
With a disability 145 19.2   Italian 13 0.9
 Percent employed 73.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 610 80.8   Norwegian 0 0.0
 Percent employed 74.8 (X)   Polish 2 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 176 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 83 47.2   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 19 1.4
        Scottish 16 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 1,324 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 902 68.1   Swedish 11 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 402 30.4   Swiss 2 0.1
 Same county 207 15.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 195 14.7   United States or American 272 19.5
  Same state 176 13.3   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 19 1.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 20 1.5   Other ancestries 476 34.2
 
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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