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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ward 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 10,909 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,113 100.0   Native 10,190 93.4
Nursery school, preschool 220 7.1       Born in United States 10,157 93.1
Kindergarten 168 5.4           State of residence 8,523 78.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,537 49.4           Different state 1,634 15.0
High school (grades 9-12) 935 30.0       Born outside United States 33 0.3
College or graduate school 253 8.1   Foreign born 719 6.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 134 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 350 3.2
  Population 25 years and over 6,765 100.0       Not a citizen 369 3.4
Less than 9th grade 1,014 15.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,010 14.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,333 34.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 719 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,380 20.4   Europe 17 2.4
Associate degree 192 2.8   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 533 7.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 303 4.5   Oceania 2 0.3
        Latin America 683 95.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.1 (X)   Northern America 17 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,213 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,292 100.0   English only 6,531 63.9
Never married 1,648 19.9   Language other than English 3,682 36.1
Now married, except separated 5,098 61.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,336 13.1
Separated 149 1.8   Spanish 3,627 35.5
Widowed 700 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,330 13.0
 Female 534 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 53 0.5
Divorced 697 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
 Female 391 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,909 100.0
           under 18 years 296 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,051 83.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 162 54.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 8 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,584 100.0   Dutch 122 1.1
Civilian veterans 978 12.9   English 566 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 142 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 5 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 766 7.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,812 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 180 6.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,561 100.0   Irish¹ 773 7.1
With a disability 1,280 23.0   Italian 46 0.4
 Percent employed 44.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,281 77.0   Norwegian 17 0.2
 Percent employed 70.4 (X)   Polish 20 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,474 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 582 39.5   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 179 1.6
        Scottish 132 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 10,213 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,113 59.9   Swedish 26 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,033 39.5   Swiss 14 0.1
 Same county 2,170 21.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,863 18.2   United States or American 1,021 9.4
  Same state 1,540 15.1   Welsh 10 0.1
  Different state 323 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 67 0.7   Other ancestries 5,179 47.5
 
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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