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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Saline 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 26,733 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,262 100.0   Native 26,538 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 351 5.6       Born in United States 26,495 99.1
Kindergarten 237 3.8           State of residence 20,814 77.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,944 47.0           Different state 5,681 21.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,482 23.7       Born outside United States 43 0.2
College or graduate school 1,248 19.9   Foreign born 195 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 69 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 122 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 18,111 100.0       Not a citizen 73 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,004 11.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,317 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,468 30.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 195 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,463 24.6   Europe 84 43.1
Associate degree 1,669 9.2   Asia 61 31.3
Bachelor's degree 1,368 7.6   Africa 14 7.2
Graduate or professional degree 822 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 28 14.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.1 (X)   Northern America 8 4.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,190 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,778 100.0   English only 24,525 97.4
Never married 4,293 19.7   Language other than English 665 2.6
Now married, except separated 12,401 56.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 154 0.6
Separated 310 1.4   Spanish 343 1.4
Widowed 2,297 10.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.4
 Female 1,990 9.1   Other Indo-European languages 216 0.9
Divorced 2,477 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.1
 Female 1,383 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 44 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,733 100.0
           under 18 years 302 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,714 77.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 138 45.7   Arab 27 0.1
        Czech¹ 37 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,296 100.0   Dutch 449 1.7
Civilian veterans 3,054 15.0   English 2,901 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 704 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 68 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,523 13.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,458 100.0   Greek 44 0.2
With a disability 488 8.9   Hungarian 159 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,990 100.0   Irish¹ 3,398 12.7
With a disability 3,153 22.5   Italian 436 1.6
 Percent employed 38.7 (X)   Lithuanian 82 0.3
No disability 10,837 77.5   Norwegian 36 0.1
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 198 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 4,548 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.1
With a disability 2,358 51.8   Russian 15 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 524 2.0
        Scottish 452 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 25,190 100.0   Subsaharan African 31 0.1
Same house in 1995 15,334 60.9   Swedish 74 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,836 39.0   Swiss 78 0.3
 Same county 6,208 24.6   Ukrainian 9 0.0
 Different county 3,628 14.4   United States or American 4,374 16.4
  Same state 2,431 9.7   Welsh 157 0.6
  Different state 1,197 4.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 20 0.1   Other ancestries 2,894 10.8
 
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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