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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Douglas 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 463,585 100.0
      enrolled in school 132,512 100.0   Native 436,167 94.1
Nursery school, preschool 9,025 6.8       Born in United States 433,195 93.4
Kindergarten 6,990 5.3           State of residence 279,538 60.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 55,608 42.0           Different state 153,657 33.1
High school (grades 9-12) 27,130 20.5       Born outside United States 2,972 0.6
College or graduate school 33,759 25.5   Foreign born 27,418 5.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 16,044 3.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,445 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 293,076 100.0       Not a citizen 18,973 4.1
Less than 9th grade 12,467 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 24,743 8.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 76,728 26.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 27,418 100.0
Some college, no degree 71,793 24.5   Europe 3,845 14.0
Associate degree 17,633 6.0   Asia 6,918 25.2
Bachelor's degree 62,275 21.2   Africa 1,555 5.7
Graduate or professional degree 27,437 9.4   Oceania 101 0.4
        Latin America 14,463 52.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.3 (X)   Northern America 536 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 30.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 429,561 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 361,135 100.0   English only 388,742 90.5
Never married 108,433 30.0   Language other than English 40,819 9.5
Now married, except separated 186,331 51.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19,340 4.5
Separated 5,414 1.5   Spanish 25,107 5.8
Widowed 21,110 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13,831 3.2
 Female 17,453 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 8,761 2.0
Divorced 39,847 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,482 0.6
 Female 23,033 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,927 1.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,287 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 463,585 100.0
           under 18 years 6,025 100.0     Total ancestries reported 549,507 118.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,866 47.6   Arab 2,065 0.4
        Czech¹ 22,951 5.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 14,459 3.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 339,931 100.0   Dutch 8,541 1.8
Civilian veterans 45,354 13.3   English 41,154 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 12,195 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,957 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 141,521 30.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 107,158 100.0   Greek 1,098 0.2
With a disability 7,540 7.0   Hungarian 1,377 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 267,385 100.0   Irish¹ 76,138 16.4
With a disability 42,015 15.7   Italian 22,828 4.9
 Percent employed 63.1 (X)   Lithuanian 2,070 0.4
No disability 225,370 84.3   Norwegian 11,618 2.5
 Percent employed 82.5 (X)   Polish 22,375 4.8
     Population 65 years and over 47,749 100.0   Portuguese 315 0.1
With a disability 17,414 36.5   Russian 3,297 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 6,630 1.4
        Scottish 6,310 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 359 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 429,561 100.0   Subsaharan African 3,361 0.7
Same house in 1995 225,891 52.6   Swedish 18,724 4.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 193,326 45.0   Swiss 1,423 0.3
 Same county 119,546 27.8   Ukrainian 574 0.1
 Different county 73,780 17.2   United States or American 16,114 3.5
  Same state 25,122 5.8   Welsh 2,719 0.6
  Different state 48,658 11.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 354 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 10,344 2.4   Other ancestries 106,980 23.1
 
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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