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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Harper 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 6,536 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,554 100.0   Native 6,508 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 73 4.7       Born in United States 6,471 99.0
Kindergarten 69 4.4           State of residence 4,746 72.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 795 51.2           Different state 1,725 26.4
High school (grades 9-12) 473 30.4       Born outside United States 37 0.6
College or graduate school 144 9.3   Foreign born 28 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 13 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 4,462 100.0       Not a citizen 20 0.3
Less than 9th grade 218 4.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 507 11.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,743 39.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 28 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,196 26.8   Europe 11 39.3
Associate degree 175 3.9   Asia 16 57.1
Bachelor's degree 392 8.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 231 5.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1 3.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,168 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,254 100.0   English only 6,009 97.4
Never married 929 17.7   Language other than English 159 2.6
Now married, except separated 3,156 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.5
Separated 74 1.4   Spanish 90 1.5
Widowed 638 12.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
 Female 538 10.2   Other Indo-European languages 65 1.1
Divorced 457 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.3
 Female 254 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,536 100.0
           under 18 years 76 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,193 94.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 62 81.6   Arab 1 0.0
        Czech¹ 117 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 35 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,926 100.0   Dutch 249 3.8
Civilian veterans 678 13.8   English 691 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 308 4.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,932 29.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,463 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 111 7.6   Hungarian 11 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,180 100.0   Irish¹ 611 9.3
With a disability 595 18.7   Italian 54 0.8
 Percent employed 63.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,585 81.3   Norwegian 33 0.5
 Percent employed 84.3 (X)   Polish 62 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 1,357 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 592 43.6   Russian 28 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 167 2.6
        Scottish 66 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,168 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.1
Same house in 1995 3,829 62.1   Swedish 83 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,324 37.7   Swiss 56 0.9
 Same county 1,263 20.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,061 17.2   United States or American 877 13.4
  Same state 647 10.5   Welsh 61 0.9
  Different state 414 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 15 0.2   Other ancestries 726 11.1
 
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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