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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Platte 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 31,662 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,809 100.0   Native 30,374 95.9
Nursery school, preschool 684 7.8       Born in United States 30,276 95.6
Kindergarten 551 6.3           State of residence 25,183 79.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,116 46.7           Different state 5,093 16.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,303 26.1       Born outside United States 98 0.3
College or graduate school 1,155 13.1   Foreign born 1,288 4.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 729 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 363 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 19,988 100.0       Not a citizen 925 2.9
Less than 9th grade 1,531 7.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,523 7.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,231 36.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,288 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,564 22.8   Europe 119 9.2
Associate degree 1,708 8.5   Asia 118 9.2
Bachelor's degree 2,433 12.2   Africa 8 0.6
Graduate or professional degree 998 5.0   Oceania 8 0.6
        Latin America 994 77.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.7 (X)   Northern America 41 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,407 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,208 100.0   English only 27,099 92.2
Never married 5,653 23.4   Language other than English 2,308 7.8
Now married, except separated 15,057 62.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,152 3.9
Separated 159 0.7   Spanish 1,833 6.2
Widowed 1,682 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,020 3.5
 Female 1,421 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 392 1.3
Divorced 1,657 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.3
 Female 859 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 62 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,662 100.0
           under 18 years 195 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,898 116.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 46 23.6   Arab 88 0.3
        Czech¹ 2,169 6.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 603 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,464 100.0   Dutch 649 2.0
Civilian veterans 2,909 12.9   English 2,068 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 536 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 41 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,702 49.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,183 100.0   Greek 12 0.0
With a disability 488 6.0   Hungarian 46 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,756 100.0   Irish¹ 3,432 10.8
With a disability 2,371 14.2   Italian 270 0.9
 Percent employed 70.1 (X)   Lithuanian 30 0.1
No disability 14,385 85.8   Norwegian 602 1.9
 Percent employed 85.6 (X)   Polish 3,816 12.1
     Population 65 years and over 4,225 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,548 36.6   Russian 105 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 240 0.8
        Scottish 286 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 29,407 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.1
Same house in 1995 17,675 60.1   Swedish 1,387 4.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,294 38.4   Swiss 602 1.9
 Same county 6,243 21.2   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 5,051 17.2   United States or American 784 2.5
  Same state 3,161 10.7   Welsh 201 0.6
  Different state 1,890 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 438 1.5   Other ancestries 3,202 10.1
 
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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