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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Meade 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 4,631 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,272 100.0   Native 4,220 91.1
Nursery school, preschool 99 7.8       Born in United States 4,188 90.4
Kindergarten 70 5.5           State of residence 3,009 65.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 632 49.7           Different state 1,179 25.5
High school (grades 9-12) 325 25.6       Born outside United States 32 0.7
College or graduate school 146 11.5   Foreign born 411 8.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 255 5.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 92 2.0
  Population 25 years and over 2,946 100.0       Not a citizen 319 6.9
Less than 9th grade 324 11.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 256 8.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 840 28.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 411 100.0
Some college, no degree 779 26.4   Europe 15 3.6
Associate degree 169 5.7   Asia 9 2.2
Bachelor's degree 396 13.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 182 6.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 366 89.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.3 (X)   Northern America 21 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 4,260 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 3,485 100.0   English only 3,645 85.6
Never married 601 17.2   Language other than English 615 14.4
Now married, except separated 2,356 67.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 253 5.9
Separated 32 0.9   Spanish 406 9.5
Widowed 296 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 167 3.9
 Female 248 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 198 4.6
Divorced 200 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 1.9
 Female 89 2.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 4,631 100.0
           under 18 years 55 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,413 95.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 36 65.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 32 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 3,251 100.0   Dutch 171 3.7
Civilian veterans 394 12.1   English 516 11.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 104 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,361 29.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,155 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 73 6.3   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,238 100.0   Irish¹ 419 9.0
With a disability 340 15.2   Italian 27 0.6
 Percent employed 59.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,898 84.8   Norwegian 9 0.2
 Percent employed 80.4 (X)   Polish 26 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 748 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 254 34.0   Russian 77 1.7
        Scotch-Irish 78 1.7
        Scottish 86 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 4,260 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.2
Same house in 1995 2,470 58.0   Swedish 64 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,677 39.4   Swiss 4 0.1
 Same county 647 15.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,030 24.2   United States or American 472 10.2
  Same state 587 13.8   Welsh 38 0.8
  Different state 443 10.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 113 2.7   Other ancestries 897 19.4
 
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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