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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Swift 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 11,956 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,722 100.0   Native 11,810 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 163 6.0       Born in United States 11,735 98.2
Kindergarten 123 4.5           State of residence 9,166 76.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,282 47.1           Different state 2,569 21.5
High school (grades 9-12) 807 29.6       Born outside United States 75 0.6
College or graduate school 347 12.7   Foreign born 146 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 44 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 53 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 8,336 100.0       Not a citizen 93 0.8
Less than 9th grade 750 9.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 885 10.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,929 35.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 146 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,935 23.2   Europe 29 19.9
Associate degree 668 8.0   Asia 45 30.8
Bachelor's degree 959 11.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 210 2.5   Oceania 7 4.8
        Latin America 54 37.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 11 7.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,311 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,770 100.0   English only 10,567 93.4
Never married 2,498 25.6   Language other than English 744 6.6
Now married, except separated 5,447 55.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 259 2.3
Separated 100 1.0   Spanish 261 2.3
Widowed 944 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 88 0.8
 Female 789 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 290 2.6
Divorced 781 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.6
 Female 272 2.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 182 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 0.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,956 100.0
           under 18 years 26 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,435 129.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 9 34.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 84 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 239 2.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,202 100.0   Dutch 291 2.4
Civilian veterans 1,252 13.6   English 552 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 504 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 65 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,011 41.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,410 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 178 7.4   Hungarian 18 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,341 100.0   Irish¹ 1,137 9.5
With a disability 762 14.3   Italian 109 0.9
 Percent employed 69.6 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 4,579 85.7   Norwegian 3,992 33.4
 Percent employed 86.2 (X)   Polish 409 3.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,067 100.0   Portuguese 33 0.3
With a disability 846 40.9   Russian 19 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 107 0.9
        Scottish 90 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,311 100.0   Subsaharan African 32 0.3
Same house in 1995 6,940 61.4   Swedish 1,062 8.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,220 37.3   Swiss 68 0.6
 Same county 1,785 15.8   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 2,435 21.5   United States or American 256 2.1
  Same state 1,043 9.2   Welsh 2 0.0
  Different state 1,392 12.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 5 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 151 1.3   Other ancestries 1,342 11.2
 
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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