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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sheridan 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 26,560 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,752 100.0   Native 26,130 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 330 4.9       Born in United States 26,013 97.9
Kindergarten 304 4.5           State of residence 12,039 45.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,974 44.0           Different state 13,974 52.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,773 26.3       Born outside United States 117 0.4
College or graduate school 1,371 20.3   Foreign born 430 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 137 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 212 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 17,980 100.0       Not a citizen 218 0.8
Less than 9th grade 565 3.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,520 8.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,180 28.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 430 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,060 28.1   Europe 189 44.0
Associate degree 1,629 9.1   Asia 32 7.4
Bachelor's degree 2,912 16.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,114 6.2   Oceania 67 15.6
        Latin America 53 12.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.4 (X)   Northern America 89 20.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,137 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,560 100.0   English only 23,823 94.8
Never married 4,403 20.4   Language other than English 1,314 5.2
Now married, except separated 12,527 58.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 340 1.4
Separated 259 1.2   Spanish 746 3.0
Widowed 1,652 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 208 0.8
 Female 1,367 6.3   Other Indo-European languages 439 1.7
Divorced 2,719 12.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 81 0.3
 Female 1,381 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 65 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,560 100.0
           under 18 years 327 100.0     Total ancestries reported 29,965 112.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 177 54.1   Arab 22 0.1
        Czech¹ 324 1.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 362 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,123 100.0   Dutch 834 3.1
Civilian veterans 3,651 18.1   English 3,983 15.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,090 4.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 211 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,254 27.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,869 100.0   Greek 45 0.2
With a disability 522 8.9   Hungarian 136 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,877 100.0   Irish¹ 3,577 13.5
With a disability 2,356 15.8   Italian 749 2.8
 Percent employed 58.9 (X)   Lithuanian 31 0.1
No disability 12,521 84.2   Norwegian 1,676 6.3
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 1,354 5.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,899 100.0   Portuguese 55 0.2
With a disability 1,531 39.3   Russian 292 1.1
        Scotch-Irish 835 3.1
        Scottish 790 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 25,137 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 12,582 50.1   Swedish 1,012 3.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,393 49.3   Swiss 62 0.2
 Same county 6,258 24.9   Ukrainian 23 0.1
 Different county 6,135 24.4   United States or American 1,434 5.4
  Same state 2,059 8.2   Welsh 358 1.3
  Different state 4,076 16.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 162 0.6   Other ancestries 3,416 12.9
 
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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