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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Geary 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 27,947 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,115 100.0   Native 25,914 92.7
Nursery school, preschool 552 6.8       Born in United States 24,263 86.8
Kindergarten 450 5.5           State of residence 8,857 31.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,520 43.4           Different state 15,406 55.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,694 20.9       Born outside United States 1,651 5.9
College or graduate school 1,899 23.4   Foreign born 2,033 7.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 629 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,190 4.3
  Population 25 years and over 15,744 100.0       Not a citizen 843 3.0
Less than 9th grade 708 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,494 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,726 30.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,033 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,851 30.8   Europe 737 36.3
Associate degree 1,267 8.0   Asia 678 33.3
Bachelor's degree 1,738 11.0   Africa 27 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 960 6.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 539 26.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.0 (X)   Northern America 52 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,367 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,873 100.0   English only 21,979 86.6
Never married 4,105 19.7   Language other than English 3,388 13.4
Now married, except separated 12,693 60.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,192 4.7
Separated 470 2.3   Spanish 1,549 6.1
Widowed 1,327 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 554 2.2
 Female 1,125 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 1,093 4.3
Divorced 2,278 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 221 0.9
 Female 1,302 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 704 2.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 410 1.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,947 100.0
           under 18 years 427 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,144 97.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 169 39.6   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 84 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 94 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,997 100.0   Dutch 474 1.7
Civilian veterans 4,303 25.3   English 1,820 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 647 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 229 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,220 18.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,747 100.0   Greek 25 0.1
With a disability 590 8.7   Hungarian 71 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,238 100.0   Irish¹ 2,531 9.1
With a disability 2,625 19.8   Italian 561 2.0
 Percent employed 59.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,613 80.2   Norwegian 344 1.2
 Percent employed 75.6 (X)   Polish 378 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,471 100.0   Portuguese 77 0.3
With a disability 1,129 45.7   Russian 33 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 353 1.3
        Scottish 348 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 23 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 25,367 100.0   Subsaharan African 251 0.9
Same house in 1995 10,217 40.3   Swedish 431 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,298 52.4   Swiss 111 0.4
 Same county 4,627 18.2   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 8,671 34.2   United States or American 1,925 6.9
  Same state 1,467 5.8   Welsh 86 0.3
  Different state 7,204 28.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 210 0.8
Elsewhere in 1995 1,852 7.3   Other ancestries 10,802 38.7
 
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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