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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sherman 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 3,318 100.0
      enrolled in school 770 100.0   Native 3,304 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 27 3.5       Born in United States 3,278 98.8
Kindergarten 58 7.5           State of residence 2,824 85.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 381 49.5           Different state 454 13.7
High school (grades 9-12) 237 30.8       Born outside United States 26 0.8
College or graduate school 67 8.7   Foreign born 14 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 2,355 100.0       Not a citizen 6 0.2
Less than 9th grade 215 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 208 8.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 961 40.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 14 100.0
Some college, no degree 597 25.4   Europe 7 50.0
Associate degree 119 5.1   Asia 6 42.9
Bachelor's degree 196 8.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 59 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.0 (X)   Northern America 1 7.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,147 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,670 100.0   English only 3,037 96.5
Never married 488 18.3   Language other than English 110 3.5
Now married, except separated 1,701 63.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 1.0
Separated 22 0.8   Spanish 38 1.2
Widowed 259 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.4
 Female 224 8.4   Other Indo-European languages 66 2.1
Divorced 200 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.6
 Female 87 3.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,318 100.0
           under 18 years 20 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,703 111.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 15 75.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 182 5.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 82 2.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,506 100.0   Dutch 71 2.1
Civilian veterans 431 17.2   English 268 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 49 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 8 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,277 38.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 723 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 31 4.3   Hungarian 3 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,664 100.0   Irish¹ 270 8.1
With a disability 284 17.1   Italian 5 0.2
 Percent employed 56.7 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.2
No disability 1,380 82.9   Norwegian 89 2.7
 Percent employed 89.1 (X)   Polish 983 29.6
     Population 65 years and over 705 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 284 40.3   Russian 3 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 46 1.4
        Scottish 9 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,147 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,226 70.7   Swedish 101 3.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 921 29.3   Swiss 12 0.4
 Same county 401 12.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 520 16.5   United States or American 107 3.2
  Same state 377 12.0   Welsh 16 0.5
  Different state 143 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 0 0.0   Other ancestries 116 3.5
 
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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