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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McDonald 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 21,681 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,135 100.0   Native 20,466 94.4
Nursery school, preschool 306 6.0       Born in United States 20,319 93.7
Kindergarten 405 7.9           State of residence 7,220 33.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,870 55.9           Different state 13,099 60.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,172 22.8       Born outside United States 147 0.7
College or graduate school 382 7.4   Foreign born 1,215 5.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 775 3.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 213 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 13,418 100.0       Not a citizen 1,002 4.6
Less than 9th grade 1,498 11.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,608 19.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,167 38.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,215 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,576 19.2   Europe 82 6.7
Associate degree 627 4.7   Asia 44 3.6
Bachelor's degree 675 5.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 267 2.0   Oceania 10 0.8
        Latin America 1,063 87.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.4 (X)   Northern America 16 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,003 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,433 100.0   English only 18,124 90.6
Never married 3,085 18.8   Language other than English 1,879 9.4
Now married, except separated 9,868 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,153 5.8
Separated 465 2.8   Spanish 1,689 8.4
Widowed 1,010 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,116 5.6
 Female 793 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 124 0.6
Divorced 2,005 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
 Female 970 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 21,681 100.0
           under 18 years 393 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,696 86.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 187 47.6   Arab 8 0.0
        Czech¹ 29 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 27 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,423 100.0   Dutch 496 2.3
Civilian veterans 2,125 13.8   English 1,474 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 519 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 65 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,374 10.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,417 100.0   Greek 25 0.1
With a disability 352 6.5   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,119 100.0   Irish¹ 2,400 11.1
With a disability 2,636 21.8   Italian 233 1.1
 Percent employed 51.2 (X)   Lithuanian 17 0.1
No disability 9,483 78.2   Norwegian 73 0.3
 Percent employed 76.1 (X)   Polish 114 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,340 100.0   Portuguese 32 0.1
With a disability 1,142 48.8   Russian 23 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 340 1.6
        Scottish 345 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,003 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,859 49.3   Swedish 142 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,668 48.3   Swiss 35 0.2
 Same county 4,123 20.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,545 27.7   United States or American 4,205 19.4
  Same state 1,435 7.2   Welsh 109 0.5
  Different state 4,110 20.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 476 2.4   Other ancestries 5,550 25.6
 
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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