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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pershing 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 6,693 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,830 100.0   Native 6,223 93.0
Nursery school, preschool 63 3.4       Born in United States 6,196 92.6
Kindergarten 67 3.7           State of residence 2,209 33.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 870 47.5           Different state 3,987 59.6
High school (grades 9-12) 600 32.8       Born outside United States 27 0.4
College or graduate school 230 12.6   Foreign born 470 7.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 153 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 186 2.8
  Population 25 years and over 4,498 100.0       Not a citizen 284 4.2
Less than 9th grade 375 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 707 15.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,647 36.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 470 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,213 27.0   Europe 15 3.2
Associate degree 163 3.6   Asia 7 1.5
Bachelor's degree 235 5.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 158 3.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 440 93.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.9 (X)   Northern America 8 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,267 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,283 100.0   English only 5,254 83.8
Never married 790 15.0   Language other than English 1,013 16.2
Now married, except separated 3,473 65.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 420 6.7
Separated 158 3.0   Spanish 936 14.9
Widowed 198 3.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 403 6.4
 Female 136 2.6   Other Indo-European languages 55 0.9
Divorced 664 12.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.2
 Female 294 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,693 100.0
           under 18 years 91 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,611 83.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 65 71.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 12 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 84 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,970 100.0   Dutch 147 2.2
Civilian veterans 807 16.2   English 651 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 116 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 71 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 867 13.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,401 100.0   Greek 24 0.4
With a disability 104 7.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,940 100.0   Irish¹ 581 8.7
With a disability 633 21.5   Italian 329 4.9
 Percent employed 52.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,307 78.5   Norwegian 99 1.5
 Percent employed 74.5 (X)   Polish 61 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 497 100.0   Portuguese 80 1.2
With a disability 249 50.1   Russian 19 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 109 1.6
        Scottish 112 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,267 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 3,032 48.4   Swedish 104 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,109 49.6   Swiss 23 0.3
 Same county 1,008 16.1   Ukrainian 4 0.1
 Different county 2,101 33.5   United States or American 285 4.3
  Same state 1,029 16.4   Welsh 48 0.7
  Different state 1,072 17.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 126 2.0   Other ancestries 1,781 26.6
 
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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