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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kearny 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 4,531 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,379 100.0   Native 3,957 87.3
Nursery school, preschool 98 7.1       Born in United States 3,935 86.8
Kindergarten 90 6.5           State of residence 2,664 58.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 755 54.7           Different state 1,271 28.1
High school (grades 9-12) 302 21.9       Born outside United States 22 0.5
College or graduate school 134 9.7   Foreign born 574 12.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 353 7.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 132 2.9
  Population 25 years and over 2,592 100.0       Not a citizen 442 9.8
Less than 9th grade 341 13.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 286 11.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 719 27.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 574 100.0
Some college, no degree 672 25.9   Europe 18 3.1
Associate degree 185 7.1   Asia 4 0.7
Bachelor's degree 242 9.3   Africa 4 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 147 5.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 533 92.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.8 (X)   Northern America 15 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,123 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,235 100.0   English only 3,209 77.8
Never married 659 20.4   Language other than English 914 22.2
Now married, except separated 2,143 66.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 464 11.3
Separated 32 1.0   Spanish 813 19.7
Widowed 170 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 418 10.1
 Female 148 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 89 2.2
Divorced 231 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.8
 Female 111 3.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 4,531 100.0
           under 18 years 67 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,434 97.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 29 43.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 24 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,971 100.0   Dutch 152 3.4
Civilian veterans 338 11.4   English 408 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 91 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,187 26.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,304 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 66 5.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,296 100.0   Irish¹ 364 8.0
With a disability 350 15.2   Italian 28 0.6
 Percent employed 59.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,946 84.8   Norwegian 27 0.6
 Percent employed 77.7 (X)   Polish 71 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 478 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 192 40.2   Russian 26 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 60 1.3
        Scottish 44 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 4,123 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.2
Same house in 1995 2,496 60.5   Swedish 62 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,516 36.8   Swiss 9 0.2
 Same county 807 19.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 709 17.2   United States or American 375 8.3
  Same state 438 10.6   Welsh 37 0.8
  Different state 271 6.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 111 2.7   Other ancestries 1,426 31.5
 
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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