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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ware 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 35,483 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,641 100.0   Native 34,853 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 598 6.9       Born in United States 34,673 97.7
Kindergarten 436 5.0           State of residence 28,054 79.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,402 50.9           Different state 6,619 18.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,144 24.8       Born outside United States 180 0.5
College or graduate school 1,061 12.3   Foreign born 630 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 451 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 159 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 23,380 100.0       Not a citizen 471 1.3
Less than 9th grade 2,394 10.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,545 19.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,060 38.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 630 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,860 16.5   Europe 65 10.3
Associate degree 862 3.7   Asia 88 14.0
Bachelor's degree 1,582 6.8   Africa 26 4.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,077 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 419 66.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.3 (X)   Northern America 32 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,238 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,162 100.0   English only 31,866 95.9
Never married 5,440 19.3   Language other than English 1,372 4.1
Now married, except separated 16,154 57.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 688 2.1
Separated 817 2.9   Spanish 1,025 3.1
Widowed 2,590 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 534 1.6
 Female 2,182 7.7   Other Indo-European languages 234 0.7
Divorced 3,161 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 98 0.3
 Female 1,636 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 57 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,483 100.0
           under 18 years 908 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,802 75.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 492 54.2   Arab 52 0.1
        Czech¹ 8 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,686 100.0   Dutch 291 0.8
Civilian veterans 4,074 15.3   English 2,867 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 310 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 45 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,196 3.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,778 100.0   Greek 22 0.1
With a disability 835 10.7   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,352 100.0   Irish¹ 2,307 6.5
With a disability 5,557 30.3   Italian 307 0.9
 Percent employed 50.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 12,795 69.7   Norwegian 28 0.1
 Percent employed 74.1 (X)   Polish 131 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,965 100.0   Portuguese 63 0.2
With a disability 2,600 52.4   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 538 1.5
        Scottish 439 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 33,238 100.0   Subsaharan African 322 0.9
Same house in 1995 17,609 53.0   Swedish 71 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,261 45.9   Swiss 5 0.0
 Same county 8,033 24.2   Ukrainian 22 0.1
 Different county 7,228 21.7   United States or American 7,175 20.2
  Same state 4,903 14.8   Welsh 102 0.3
  Different state 2,325 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 368 1.1   Other ancestries 10,452 29.5
 
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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