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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Norton 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 5,953 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,349 100.0   Native 5,919 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 91 6.7       Born in United States 5,909 99.3
Kindergarten 66 4.9           State of residence 4,046 68.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 648 48.0           Different state 1,863 31.3
High school (grades 9-12) 406 30.1       Born outside United States 10 0.2
College or graduate school 138 10.2   Foreign born 34 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 24 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 4,178 100.0       Not a citizen 10 0.2
Less than 9th grade 246 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 387 9.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,571 37.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 34 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,149 27.5   Europe 14 41.2
Associate degree 182 4.4   Asia 12 35.3
Bachelor's degree 484 11.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 159 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 8 23.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,675 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,915 100.0   English only 5,487 96.7
Never married 684 13.9   Language other than English 188 3.3
Now married, except separated 3,332 67.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 1.0
Separated 34 0.7   Spanish 120 2.1
Widowed 469 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.5
 Female 381 7.8   Other Indo-European languages 49 0.9
Divorced 396 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.5
 Female 206 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,953 100.0
           under 18 years 36 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,888 82.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 20 55.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 120 2.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 51 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,649 100.0   Dutch 192 3.2
Civilian veterans 696 15.0   English 708 11.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 130 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,770 29.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,149 100.0   Greek 26 0.4
With a disability 60 5.2   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,666 100.0   Irish¹ 602 10.1
With a disability 427 16.0   Italian 38 0.6
 Percent employed 54.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,239 84.0   Norwegian 92 1.5
 Percent employed 86.7 (X)   Polish 69 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,094 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 480 43.9   Russian 28 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 111 1.9
        Scottish 58 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,675 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,417 60.2   Swedish 146 2.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,245 39.6   Swiss 9 0.2
 Same county 805 14.2   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 1,440 25.4   United States or American 363 6.1
  Same state 868 15.3   Welsh 8 0.1
  Different state 572 10.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 13 0.2   Other ancestries 342 5.7
 
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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