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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Prairie 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 1,199 100.0
      enrolled in school 215 100.0   Native 1,185 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 3 1.4       Born in United States 1,185 98.8
Kindergarten 18 8.4           State of residence 742 61.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 90 41.9           Different state 443 36.9
High school (grades 9-12) 79 36.7       Born outside United States 0 0.0
College or graduate school 25 11.6   Foreign born 14 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 0 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 14 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 913 100.0       Not a citizen 0 0.0
Less than 9th grade 116 12.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 78 8.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 295 32.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 14 100.0
Some college, no degree 210 23.0   Europe 10 71.4
Associate degree 79 8.7   Asia 4 28.6
Bachelor's degree 112 12.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 23 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,148 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,028 100.0   English only 1,111 96.8
Never married 189 18.4   Language other than English 37 3.2
Now married, except separated 693 67.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.7
Separated 2 0.2   Spanish 0 0.0
Widowed 82 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 62 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 35 3.0
Divorced 62 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.7
 Female 28 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,199 100.0
           under 18 years 4 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,400 116.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4 100.0   Arab 2 0.2
        Czech¹ 5 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 24 2.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 969 100.0   Dutch 25 2.1
Civilian veterans 185 19.1   English 119 9.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 17 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 531 44.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 208 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 10 4.8   Hungarian 3 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 650 100.0   Irish¹ 194 16.2
With a disability 95 14.6   Italian 9 0.8
 Percent employed 53.7 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.3
No disability 555 85.4   Norwegian 163 13.6
 Percent employed 83.2 (X)   Polish 33 2.8
     Population 65 years and over 271 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 77 28.4   Russian 12 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 43 3.6
        Scottish 26 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 1,148 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 772 67.2   Swedish 34 2.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 372 32.4   Swiss 11 0.9
 Same county 148 12.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 224 19.5   United States or American 26 2.2
  Same state 105 9.1   Welsh 6 0.5
  Different state 119 10.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 4 0.3   Other ancestries 110 9.2
 
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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