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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Independence 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 34,233 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,165 100.0   Native 33,813 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 515 6.3       Born in United States 33,646 98.3
Kindergarten 485 5.9           State of residence 24,119 70.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,709 45.4           Different state 9,527 27.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,074 25.4       Born outside United States 167 0.5
College or graduate school 1,382 16.9   Foreign born 420 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 279 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 100 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 22,705 100.0       Not a citizen 320 0.9
Less than 9th grade 2,154 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,408 15.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,021 39.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 420 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,346 19.1   Europe 92 21.9
Associate degree 658 2.9   Asia 218 51.9
Bachelor's degree 1,961 8.6   Africa 9 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,157 5.1   Oceania 2 0.5
        Latin America 82 19.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.5 (X)   Northern America 17 4.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 32,016 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 27,437 100.0   English only 31,050 97.0
Never married 4,648 16.9   Language other than English 966 3.0
Now married, except separated 17,055 62.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 320 1.0
Separated 401 1.5   Spanish 434 1.4
Widowed 2,230 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 116 0.4
 Female 1,813 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 300 0.9
Divorced 3,103 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 45 0.1
 Female 1,570 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 229 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 159 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,233 100.0
           under 18 years 614 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,253 76.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 350 57.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 102 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 46 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,796 100.0   Dutch 506 1.5
Civilian veterans 3,718 14.4   English 2,752 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 647 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 77 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,028 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,586 100.0   Greek 48 0.1
With a disability 686 9.0   Hungarian 40 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,258 100.0   Irish¹ 3,296 9.6
With a disability 4,408 22.9   Italian 314 0.9
 Percent employed 42.4 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 14,850 77.1   Norwegian 108 0.3
 Percent employed 78.5 (X)   Polish 195 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,672 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,282 48.8   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 499 1.5
        Scottish 582 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 43 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 32,016 100.0   Subsaharan African 28 0.1
Same house in 1995 18,417 57.5   Swedish 116 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,186 41.2   Swiss 37 0.1
 Same county 7,818 24.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,368 16.8   United States or American 7,805 22.8
  Same state 3,157 9.9   Welsh 172 0.5
  Different state 2,211 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 413 1.3   Other ancestries 5,795 16.9
 
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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