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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dent 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 14,927 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,282 100.0   Native 14,831 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 141 4.3       Born in United States 14,761 98.9
Kindergarten 227 6.9           State of residence 10,886 72.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,687 51.4           Different state 3,875 26.0
High school (grades 9-12) 825 25.1       Born outside United States 70 0.5
College or graduate school 402 12.2   Foreign born 96 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 62 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,098 100.0       Not a citizen 34 0.2
Less than 9th grade 1,626 16.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,775 17.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,621 35.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 96 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,749 17.3   Europe 59 61.5
Associate degree 304 3.0   Asia 15 15.6
Bachelor's degree 710 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 313 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 11.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.3 (X)   Northern America 11 11.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,969 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,908 100.0   English only 13,673 97.9
Never married 1,983 16.7   Language other than English 296 2.1
Now married, except separated 7,449 62.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.9
Separated 289 2.4   Spanish 154 1.1
Widowed 1,069 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 72 0.5
 Female 904 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 111 0.8
Divorced 1,118 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.3
 Female 599 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 12 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,927 100.0
           under 18 years 145 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,935 80.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 96 66.2   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 45 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 64 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,233 100.0   Dutch 207 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,769 15.7   English 1,547 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 343 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 71 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,249 15.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,250 100.0   Greek 6 0.0
With a disability 290 8.9   Hungarian 25 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,025 100.0   Irish¹ 1,767 11.8
With a disability 2,129 26.5   Italian 193 1.3
 Percent employed 45.2 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 5,896 73.5   Norwegian 64 0.4
 Percent employed 75.7 (X)   Polish 78 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,512 100.0   Portuguese 24 0.2
With a disability 1,276 50.8   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 251 1.7
        Scottish 210 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,969 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,539 54.0   Swedish 115 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,396 45.8   Swiss 10 0.1
 Same county 3,484 24.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,912 20.8   United States or American 2,712 18.2
  Same state 1,756 12.6   Welsh 64 0.4
  Different state 1,156 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 34 0.2   Other ancestries 1,866 12.5
 
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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