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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Finney 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 40,523 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,187 100.0   Native 31,330 77.3
Nursery school, preschool 852 7.0       Born in United States 31,178 76.9
Kindergarten 863 7.1           State of residence 21,265 52.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,938 48.7           Different state 9,913 24.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,787 22.9       Born outside United States 152 0.4
College or graduate school 1,747 14.3   Foreign born 9,193 22.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,841 11.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,313 5.7
  Population 25 years and over 22,196 100.0       Not a citizen 6,880 17.0
Less than 9th grade 4,071 18.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,165 14.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,519 24.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,193 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,775 21.5   Europe 64 0.7
Associate degree 1,496 6.7   Asia 842 9.2
Bachelor's degree 2,122 9.6   Africa 16 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,048 4.7   Oceania 13 0.1
        Latin America 8,160 88.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 67.4 (X)   Northern America 98 1.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,275 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,747 100.0   English only 22,062 60.8
Never married 7,288 25.4   Language other than English 14,213 39.2
Now married, except separated 17,253 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8,018 22.1
Separated 632 2.2   Spanish 12,736 35.1
Widowed 1,246 4.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7,185 19.8
 Female 1,015 3.5   Other Indo-European languages 531 1.5
Divorced 2,328 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 218 0.6
 Female 1,279 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 884 2.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 568 1.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,523 100.0
           under 18 years 866 100.0     Total ancestries reported 38,737 95.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 400 46.2   Arab 48 0.1
        Czech¹ 153 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 89 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,590 100.0   Dutch 620 1.5
Civilian veterans 2,213 8.3   English 2,088 5.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 858 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 28 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 7,336 18.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,782 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 635 5.4   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,641 100.0   Irish¹ 2,360 5.8
With a disability 3,910 18.1   Italian 374 0.9
 Percent employed 63.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 17,731 81.9   Norwegian 238 0.6
 Percent employed 77.8 (X)   Polish 143 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,568 100.0   Portuguese 30 0.1
With a disability 946 36.8   Russian 196 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 429 1.1
        Scottish 423 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 36,275 100.0   Subsaharan African 53 0.1
Same house in 1995 16,428 45.3   Swedish 407 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,744 48.9   Swiss 56 0.1
 Same county 10,288 28.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 7,456 20.6   United States or American 3,777 9.3
  Same state 2,989 8.2   Welsh 131 0.3
  Different state 4,467 12.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,103 5.8   Other ancestries 18,888 46.6
 
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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