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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Amherst 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 31,894 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,838 100.0   Native 31,506 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 472 6.0       Born in United States 31,338 98.3
Kindergarten 279 3.6           State of residence 25,479 79.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,513 44.8           Different state 5,859 18.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,817 23.2       Born outside United States 168 0.5
College or graduate school 1,757 22.4   Foreign born 388 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 257 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 108 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 21,293 100.0       Not a citizen 280 0.9
Less than 9th grade 3,275 15.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,990 14.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,108 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 388 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,073 19.1   Europe 117 30.2
Associate degree 1,065 5.0   Asia 73 18.8
Bachelor's degree 1,876 8.8   Africa 6 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 906 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 179 46.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.6 (X)   Northern America 13 3.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,113 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,771 100.0   English only 29,224 97.0
Never married 6,389 24.8   Language other than English 889 3.0
Now married, except separated 14,633 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 283 0.9
Separated 666 2.6   Spanish 508 1.7
Widowed 1,932 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 214 0.7
 Female 1,563 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 258 0.9
Divorced 2,151 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.1
 Female 1,183 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 107 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 29 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,894 100.0
           under 18 years 616 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,710 80.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 324 52.6   Arab 40 0.1
        Czech¹ 84 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 19 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,394 100.0   Dutch 187 0.6
Civilian veterans 3,309 13.6   English 3,020 9.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 463 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 103 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,938 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,307 100.0   Greek 59 0.2
With a disability 701 9.6   Hungarian 19 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,715 100.0   Irish¹ 1,906 6.0
With a disability 3,955 22.3   Italian 328 1.0
 Percent employed 53.0 (X)   Lithuanian 46 0.1
No disability 13,760 77.7   Norwegian 64 0.2
 Percent employed 78.8 (X)   Polish 243 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 4,256 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.0
With a disability 1,878 44.1   Russian 92 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 574 1.8
        Scottish 808 2.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 20 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 30,113 100.0   Subsaharan African 92 0.3
Same house in 1995 19,178 63.7   Swedish 185 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,717 35.6   Swiss 61 0.2
 Same county 5,472 18.2   Ukrainian 45 0.1
 Different county 5,245 17.4   United States or American 7,717 24.2
  Same state 3,529 11.7   Welsh 115 0.4
  Different state 1,716 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 218 0.7   Other ancestries 7,478 23.4
 
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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