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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pottawatomie 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 18,209 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,159 100.0   Native 18,026 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 206 4.0       Born in United States 17,837 98.0
Kindergarten 333 6.5           State of residence 12,907 70.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,445 47.4           Different state 4,930 27.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,353 26.2       Born outside United States 189 1.0
College or graduate school 822 15.9   Foreign born 183 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 53 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 88 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 11,441 100.0       Not a citizen 95 0.5
Less than 9th grade 409 3.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 825 7.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,278 37.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 183 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,763 24.1   Europe 74 40.4
Associate degree 564 4.9   Asia 21 11.5
Bachelor's degree 1,762 15.4   Africa 7 3.8
Graduate or professional degree 840 7.3   Oceania 12 6.6
        Latin America 44 24.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.2 (X)   Northern America 25 13.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,872 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,873 100.0   English only 16,370 97.0
Never married 2,827 20.4   Language other than English 502 3.0
Now married, except separated 8,762 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 95 0.6
Separated 99 0.7   Spanish 297 1.8
Widowed 980 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 60 0.4
 Female 807 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 149 0.9
Divorced 1,205 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
 Female 697 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 47 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,209 100.0
           under 18 years 175 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,545 101.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 92 52.6   Arab 24 0.1
        Czech¹ 146 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 115 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,835 100.0   Dutch 336 1.8
Civilian veterans 1,975 15.4   English 1,846 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 770 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 139 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,242 34.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,678 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 268 5.7   Hungarian 13 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,685 100.0   Irish¹ 2,298 12.6
With a disability 1,375 14.2   Italian 350 1.9
 Percent employed 65.6 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 8,310 85.8   Norwegian 255 1.4
 Percent employed 84.5 (X)   Polish 250 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,311 100.0   Portuguese 21 0.1
With a disability 878 38.0   Russian 102 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 396 2.2
        Scottish 280 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,872 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,605 56.9   Swedish 763 4.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,122 42.2   Swiss 111 0.6
 Same county 3,014 17.9   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 4,108 24.3   United States or American 2,139 11.7
  Same state 2,880 17.1   Welsh 142 0.8
  Different state 1,228 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 145 0.9   Other ancestries 1,776 9.8
 
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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