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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sheridan 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 6,198 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,549 100.0   Native 6,153 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 109 7.0       Born in United States 6,132 98.9
Kindergarten 95 6.1           State of residence 4,234 68.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 702 45.3           Different state 1,898 30.6
High school (grades 9-12) 457 29.5       Born outside United States 21 0.3
College or graduate school 186 12.0   Foreign born 45 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 10 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 39 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 4,232 100.0       Not a citizen 6 0.1
Less than 9th grade 228 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 362 8.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,539 36.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 45 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,138 26.9   Europe 17 37.8
Associate degree 239 5.6   Asia 11 24.4
Bachelor's degree 543 12.8   Africa 1 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 183 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 14 31.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.1 (X)   Northern America 2 4.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,834 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,972 100.0   English only 5,595 95.9
Never married 1,025 20.6   Language other than English 239 4.1
Now married, except separated 3,096 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 58 1.0
Separated 47 0.9   Spanish 85 1.5
Widowed 435 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.6
 Female 356 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 43 0.7
Divorced 369 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.1
 Female 190 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,198 100.0
           under 18 years 67 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,326 102.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 25 37.3   Arab 47 0.8
        Czech¹ 243 3.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 174 2.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,625 100.0   Dutch 216 3.5
Civilian veterans 725 15.7   English 691 11.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 189 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,881 30.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,396 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 70 5.0   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,074 100.0   Irish¹ 640 10.3
With a disability 532 17.3   Italian 40 0.6
 Percent employed 69.0 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.2
No disability 2,542 82.7   Norwegian 277 4.5
 Percent employed 85.4 (X)   Polish 88 1.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,234 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 509 41.2   Russian 11 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 121 2.0
        Scottish 79 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,834 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,618 62.0   Swedish 230 3.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,206 37.8   Swiss 129 2.1
 Same county 1,041 17.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,165 20.0   United States or American 328 5.3
  Same state 489 8.4   Welsh 55 0.9
  Different state 676 11.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 10 0.2   Other ancestries 854 13.8
 
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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