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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nicholas 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 26,562 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,967 100.0   Native 26,413 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 283 4.7       Born in United States 26,339 99.2
Kindergarten 315 5.3           State of residence 23,134 87.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,044 51.0           Different state 3,205 12.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,528 25.6       Born outside United States 74 0.3
College or graduate school 797 13.4   Foreign born 149 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 30 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 110 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 18,149 100.0       Not a citizen 39 0.1
Less than 9th grade 2,425 13.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,021 16.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,914 43.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 149 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,469 13.6   Europe 40 26.8
Associate degree 535 2.9   Asia 83 55.7
Bachelor's degree 1,034 5.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 751 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 23 15.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.0 (X)   Northern America 3 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,134 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,565 100.0   English only 24,581 97.8
Never married 4,070 18.9   Language other than English 553 2.2
Now married, except separated 13,133 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 171 0.7
Separated 286 1.3   Spanish 242 1.0
Widowed 1,979 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.2
 Female 1,590 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 268 1.1
Divorced 2,097 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.4
 Female 1,202 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,562 100.0
           under 18 years 406 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,813 70.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 229 56.4   Arab 13 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,366 100.0   Dutch 522 2.0
Civilian veterans 2,681 13.2   English 2,135 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 255 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,521 9.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,751 100.0   Greek 45 0.2
With a disability 628 10.9   Hungarian 40 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,357 100.0   Irish¹ 2,674 10.1
With a disability 4,381 28.5   Italian 524 2.0
 Percent employed 37.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,976 71.5   Norwegian 16 0.1
 Percent employed 67.5 (X)   Polish 124 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 3,842 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,094 54.5   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 539 2.0
        Scottish 435 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 25,134 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 17,154 68.3   Swedish 44 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,925 31.5   Swiss 14 0.1
 Same county 4,873 19.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,052 12.1   United States or American 6,613 24.9
  Same state 1,852 7.4   Welsh 100 0.4
  Different state 1,200 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 55 0.2   Other ancestries 2,183 8.2
 
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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