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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Barton 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 12,541 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,959 100.0   Native 12,452 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 224 7.6       Born in United States 12,406 98.9
Kindergarten 201 6.8           State of residence 8,382 66.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,512 51.1           Different state 4,024 32.1
High school (grades 9-12) 733 24.8       Born outside United States 46 0.4
College or graduate school 289 9.8   Foreign born 89 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 32 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 32 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 8,070 100.0       Not a citizen 57 0.5
Less than 9th grade 668 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,163 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,474 43.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 89 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,596 19.8   Europe 27 30.3
Associate degree 315 3.9   Asia 20 22.5
Bachelor's degree 544 6.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 310 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 33 37.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.3 (X)   Northern America 9 10.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,578 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,731 100.0   English only 11,259 97.2
Never married 1,839 18.9   Language other than English 319 2.8
Now married, except separated 5,824 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 117 1.0
Separated 156 1.6   Spanish 140 1.2
Widowed 860 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.4
 Female 714 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 135 1.2
Divorced 1,052 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.3
 Female 552 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 21 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,541 100.0
           under 18 years 154 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,084 88.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 96 62.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 18 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 23 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,091 100.0   Dutch 328 2.6
Civilian veterans 1,256 13.8   English 1,337 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 367 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 40 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,741 21.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,930 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 197 6.7   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,528 100.0   Irish¹ 1,512 12.1
With a disability 1,192 18.3   Italian 263 2.1
 Percent employed 54.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,336 81.7   Norwegian 61 0.5
 Percent employed 83.1 (X)   Polish 105 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,956 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 813 41.6   Russian 7 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 255 2.0
        Scottish 123 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,578 100.0   Subsaharan African 5 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,685 57.7   Swedish 86 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,873 42.1   Swiss 90 0.7
 Same county 2,523 21.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,350 20.3   United States or American 2,128 17.0
  Same state 1,307 11.3   Welsh 47 0.4
  Different state 1,043 9.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 20 0.2   Other ancestries 1,542 12.3
 
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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