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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ray 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 23,354 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,815 100.0   Native 23,263 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 345 5.9       Born in United States 23,138 99.1
Kindergarten 372 6.4           State of residence 18,095 77.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,085 53.1           Different state 5,043 21.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,459 25.1       Born outside United States 125 0.5
College or graduate school 554 9.5   Foreign born 91 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 41 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 25 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 15,165 100.0       Not a citizen 66 0.3
Less than 9th grade 945 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,187 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,962 45.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 91 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,894 19.1   Europe 29 31.9
Associate degree 533 3.5   Asia 8 8.8
Bachelor's degree 1,142 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 502 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 50 54.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.3 (X)   Northern America 4 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,809 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,047 100.0   English only 21,328 97.8
Never married 3,335 18.5   Language other than English 481 2.2
Now married, except separated 11,498 63.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 199 0.9
Separated 234 1.3   Spanish 302 1.4
Widowed 1,145 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 157 0.7
 Female 973 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 173 0.8
Divorced 1,835 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.2
 Female 857 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,354 100.0
           under 18 years 413 100.0     Total ancestries reported 20,085 86.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 215 52.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 100 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 33 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,895 100.0   Dutch 444 1.9
Civilian veterans 2,437 14.4   English 2,509 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 528 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 57 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,635 19.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,805 100.0   Greek 24 0.1
With a disability 433 7.5   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,845 100.0   Irish¹ 2,589 11.1
With a disability 2,455 19.1   Italian 401 1.7
 Percent employed 61.3 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 10,390 80.9   Norwegian 201 0.9
 Percent employed 78.1 (X)   Polish 106 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 2,823 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,297 45.9   Russian 25 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 445 1.9
        Scottish 438 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,809 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,287 60.9   Swedish 295 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,485 38.9   Swiss 43 0.2
 Same county 4,293 19.7   Ukrainian 16 0.1
 Different county 4,192 19.2   United States or American 4,569 19.6
  Same state 2,993 13.7   Welsh 202 0.9
  Different state 1,199 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 37 0.2   Other ancestries 2,398 10.3
 
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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