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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Seward 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 16,496 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,376 100.0   Native 16,214 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 243 4.5       Born in United States 16,179 98.1
Kindergarten 215 4.0           State of residence 12,615 76.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,909 35.5           Different state 3,564 21.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,094 20.3       Born outside United States 35 0.2
College or graduate school 1,915 35.6   Foreign born 282 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 124 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 117 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 10,009 100.0       Not a citizen 165 1.0
Less than 9th grade 599 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 657 6.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,189 31.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 282 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,182 21.8   Europe 90 31.9
Associate degree 1,124 11.2   Asia 81 28.7
Bachelor's degree 1,512 15.1   Africa 8 2.8
Graduate or professional degree 746 7.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 65 23.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.5 (X)   Northern America 38 13.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,562 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,213 100.0   English only 14,936 96.0
Never married 3,344 25.3   Language other than English 626 4.0
Now married, except separated 8,099 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 142 0.9
Separated 45 0.3   Spanish 265 1.7
Widowed 997 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.4
 Female 761 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 300 1.9
Divorced 728 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 49 0.3
 Female 356 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 55 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,496 100.0
           under 18 years 107 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,598 112.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 54 50.5   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 1,603 9.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 467 2.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,343 100.0   Dutch 362 2.2
Civilian veterans 1,469 11.9   English 1,596 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 281 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 58 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,140 55.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,625 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 163 3.5   Hungarian 9 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,351 100.0   Irish¹ 1,570 9.5
With a disability 899 10.8   Italian 170 1.0
 Percent employed 64.3 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 7,452 89.2   Norwegian 294 1.8
 Percent employed 87.1 (X)   Polish 305 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,290 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 713 31.1   Russian 80 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 181 1.1
        Scottish 115 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 23 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 15,562 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,590 55.2   Swedish 567 3.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,852 44.0   Swiss 120 0.7
 Same county 2,633 16.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,219 27.1   United States or American 648 3.9
  Same state 2,862 18.4   Welsh 52 0.3
  Different state 1,357 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 120 0.8   Other ancestries 914 5.5
 
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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