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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cherry 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 6,148 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,524 100.0   Native 6,104 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 106 7.0       Born in United States 6,087 99.0
Kindergarten 71 4.7           State of residence 4,382 71.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 818 53.7           Different state 1,705 27.7
High school (grades 9-12) 402 26.4       Born outside United States 17 0.3
College or graduate school 127 8.3   Foreign born 44 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 20 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 4,115 100.0       Not a citizen 24 0.4
Less than 9th grade 243 5.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 364 8.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,291 31.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 44 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,120 27.2   Europe 9 20.5
Associate degree 300 7.3   Asia 11 25.0
Bachelor's degree 604 14.7   Africa 11 25.0
Graduate or professional degree 193 4.7   Oceania 7 15.9
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.2 (X)   Northern America 6 13.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,772 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,824 100.0   English only 5,620 97.4
Never married 966 20.0   Language other than English 152 2.6
Now married, except separated 3,042 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 1.0
Separated 43 0.9   Spanish 60 1.0
Widowed 390 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.4
 Female 336 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 38 0.7
Divorced 383 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.2
 Female 202 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,148 100.0
           under 18 years 65 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,418 120.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 39 60.0   Arab 19 0.3
        Czech¹ 198 3.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 199 3.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,504 100.0   Dutch 318 5.2
Civilian veterans 563 12.5   English 1,133 18.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 238 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,524 41.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,434 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 61 4.3   Hungarian 15 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,273 100.0   Irish¹ 961 15.6
With a disability 572 17.5   Italian 58 0.9
 Percent employed 69.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,701 82.5   Norwegian 209 3.4
 Percent employed 85.3 (X)   Polish 138 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 985 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 348 35.3   Russian 20 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 88 1.4
        Scottish 93 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 5,772 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,465 60.0   Swedish 207 3.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,290 39.7   Swiss 22 0.4
 Same county 1,067 18.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,223 21.2   United States or American 376 6.1
  Same state 590 10.2   Welsh 36 0.6
  Different state 633 11.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 17 0.3   Other ancestries 555 9.0
 
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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