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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dawson 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 15,999 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,395 100.0   Native 15,770 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 233 6.9       Born in United States 15,674 98.0
Kindergarten 183 5.4           State of residence 10,403 65.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,965 57.9           Different state 5,271 32.9
High school (grades 9-12) 656 19.3       Born outside United States 96 0.6
College or graduate school 358 10.5   Foreign born 229 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 80 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 96 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 10,752 100.0       Not a citizen 133 0.8
Less than 9th grade 649 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,558 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,565 33.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 229 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,452 22.8   Europe 122 53.3
Associate degree 585 5.4   Asia 17 7.4
Bachelor's degree 1,285 12.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 658 6.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 63 27.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.5 (X)   Northern America 27 11.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,860 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,551 100.0   English only 14,367 96.7
Never married 2,021 16.1   Language other than English 493 3.3
Now married, except separated 8,360 66.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 159 1.1
Separated 259 2.1   Spanish 284 1.9
Widowed 601 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 126 0.8
 Female 488 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 185 1.2
Divorced 1,310 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.2
 Female 702 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,999 100.0
           under 18 years 328 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,961 81.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 104 31.7   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 27 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 65 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,975 100.0   Dutch 192 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,597 13.3   English 1,612 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 330 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,618 10.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,426 100.0   Greek 26 0.2
With a disability 427 12.5   Hungarian 30 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,869 100.0   Irish¹ 1,739 10.9
With a disability 2,143 21.7   Italian 319 2.0
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 7,726 78.3   Norwegian 133 0.8
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 152 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,488 100.0   Portuguese 48 0.3
With a disability 458 30.8   Russian 69 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 291 1.8
        Scottish 384 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,860 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,440 50.1   Swedish 172 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,312 49.2   Swiss 9 0.1
 Same county 1,650 11.1   Ukrainian 14 0.1
 Different county 5,662 38.1   United States or American 3,884 24.3
  Same state 4,264 28.7   Welsh 49 0.3
  Different state 1,398 9.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 28 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 108 0.7   Other ancestries 1,743 10.9
 
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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