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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lincoln 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 23,361 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,338 100.0   Native 23,203 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 358 6.7       Born in United States 23,174 99.2
Kindergarten 398 7.5           State of residence 19,254 82.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,721 51.0           Different state 3,920 16.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,258 23.6       Born outside United States 29 0.1
College or graduate school 603 11.3   Foreign born 158 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 109 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 34 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 15,440 100.0       Not a citizen 124 0.5
Less than 9th grade 2,826 18.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,637 17.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,293 40.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 158 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,912 12.4   Europe 5 3.2
Associate degree 470 3.0   Asia 26 16.5
Bachelor's degree 790 5.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 512 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 107 67.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.6 (X)   Northern America 20 12.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,753 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,348 100.0   English only 21,171 97.3
Never married 3,064 16.7   Language other than English 582 2.7
Now married, except separated 11,501 62.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 179 0.8
Separated 312 1.7   Spanish 280 1.3
Widowed 1,509 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.5
 Female 1,211 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 299 1.4
Divorced 1,962 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 67 0.3
 Female 1,029 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.0
                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 23,361 100.0
           under 18 years 370 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,296 65.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 188 50.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,345 100.0   Dutch 282 1.2
Civilian veterans 2,047 11.8   English 1,472 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 284 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 63 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,526 6.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,192 100.0   Greek 10 0.0
With a disability 488 9.4   Hungarian 20 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,390 100.0   Irish¹ 1,870 8.0
With a disability 3,917 29.3   Italian 269 1.2
 Percent employed 42.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,473 70.7   Norwegian 18 0.1
 Percent employed 77.0 (X)   Polish 53 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,961 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,773 59.9   Russian 15 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 376 1.6
        Scottish 246 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,753 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,244 56.3   Swedish 9 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,416 43.3   Swiss 129 0.6
 Same county 4,858 22.3   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 4,558 21.0   United States or American 6,255 26.8
  Same state 3,052 14.0   Welsh 35 0.1
  Different state 1,506 6.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 93 0.4   Other ancestries 2,349 10.1
 
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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