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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Prairie 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 9,539 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,040 100.0   Native 9,500 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 112 5.5       Born in United States 9,468 99.3
Kindergarten 129 6.3           State of residence 8,126 85.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,059 51.9           Different state 1,342 14.1
High school (grades 9-12) 573 28.1       Born outside United States 32 0.3
College or graduate school 167 8.2   Foreign born 39 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 19 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 6,550 100.0       Not a citizen 20 0.2
Less than 9th grade 902 13.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,178 18.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,543 38.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 39 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,128 17.2   Europe 25 64.1
Associate degree 207 3.2   Asia 5 12.8
Bachelor's degree 413 6.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 179 2.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 9 23.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.2 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,974 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,686 100.0   English only 8,755 97.6
Never married 1,327 17.3   Language other than English 219 2.4
Now married, except separated 4,629 60.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.8
Separated 72 0.9   Spanish 169 1.9
Widowed 739 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.5
 Female 576 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 36 0.4
Divorced 919 12.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 17 0.2
 Female 453 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 9,539 100.0
           under 18 years 266 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,420 67.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 173 65.0   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 76 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,251 100.0   Dutch 114 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,025 14.1   English 511 5.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 159 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 797 8.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,999 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 157 7.9   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,274 100.0   Irish¹ 849 8.9
With a disability 1,605 30.4   Italian 39 0.4
 Percent employed 57.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,669 69.6   Norwegian 13 0.1
 Percent employed 73.4 (X)   Polish 16 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,548 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 829 53.6   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 131 1.4
        Scottish 75 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 108 1.1
  Population 5 years and over 8,974 100.0   Subsaharan African 50 0.5
Same house in 1995 5,767 64.3   Swedish 6 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,183 35.5   Swiss 6 0.1
 Same county 1,690 18.8   Ukrainian 7 0.1
 Different county 1,493 16.6   United States or American 1,957 20.5
  Same state 1,138 12.7   Welsh 13 0.1
  Different state 355 4.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 24 0.3   Other ancestries 1,485 15.6
 
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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