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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Atchison 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 6,430 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,417 100.0   Native 6,408 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 110 7.8       Born in United States 6,396 99.5
Kindergarten 57 4.0           State of residence 4,034 62.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 689 48.6           Different state 2,362 36.7
High school (grades 9-12) 398 28.1       Born outside United States 12 0.2
College or graduate school 163 11.5   Foreign born 22 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 4,500 100.0       Not a citizen 13 0.2
Less than 9th grade 458 10.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 440 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,765 39.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 22 100.0
Some college, no degree 900 20.0   Europe 2 9.1
Associate degree 188 4.2   Asia 11 50.0
Bachelor's degree 519 11.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 230 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 8 36.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.0 (X)   Northern America 1 4.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,148 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,264 100.0   English only 6,050 98.4
Never married 926 17.6   Language other than English 98 1.6
Now married, except separated 3,204 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.3
Separated 52 1.0   Spanish 61 1.0
Widowed 592 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.2
 Female 488 9.3   Other Indo-European languages 19 0.3
Divorced 490 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
 Female 233 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,430 100.0
           under 18 years 60 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,651 87.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 36 60.0   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 24 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,877 100.0   Dutch 136 2.1
Civilian veterans 776 15.9   English 682 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 206 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 22 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,673 26.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,291 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 90 7.0   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,321 100.0   Irish¹ 873 13.6
With a disability 691 20.8   Italian 41 0.6
 Percent employed 65.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,630 79.2   Norwegian 74 1.2
 Percent employed 83.4 (X)   Polish 86 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,249 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 571 45.7   Russian 12 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 173 2.7
        Scottish 139 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,148 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,872 63.0   Swedish 104 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,259 36.7   Swiss 18 0.3
 Same county 1,257 20.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,002 16.3   United States or American 829 12.9
  Same state 521 8.5   Welsh 33 0.5
  Different state 481 7.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 17 0.3   Other ancestries 487 7.6
 
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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