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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alfalfa 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 6,105 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,228 100.0   Native 6,063 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 76 6.2       Born in United States 6,042 99.0
Kindergarten 77 6.3           State of residence 4,412 72.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 564 45.9           Different state 1,630 26.7
High school (grades 9-12) 341 27.8       Born outside United States 21 0.3
College or graduate school 170 13.8   Foreign born 42 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 19 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 17 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 4,543 100.0       Not a citizen 25 0.4
Less than 9th grade 261 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 582 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,854 40.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 42 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,060 23.3   Europe 7 16.7
Associate degree 107 2.4   Asia 1 2.4
Bachelor's degree 496 10.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 183 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 34 81.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.4 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,837 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 5,157 100.0   English only 5,589 95.8
Never married 964 18.7   Language other than English 248 4.2
Now married, except separated 2,824 54.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 79 1.4
Separated 111 2.2   Spanish 123 2.1
Widowed 482 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.7
 Female 364 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 63 1.1
Divorced 776 15.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.2
 Female 175 3.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 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 6,105 100.0
           under 18 years 45 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,937 80.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 39 86.7   Arab 9 0.1
        Czech¹ 52 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 30 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,916 100.0   Dutch 165 2.7
Civilian veterans 917 18.7   English 579 9.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 149 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,162 19.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,062 100.0   Greek 2 0.0
With a disability 57 5.4   Hungarian 4 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,533 100.0   Irish¹ 620 10.2
With a disability 460 18.2   Italian 34 0.6
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.1
No disability 2,073 81.8   Norwegian 45 0.7
 Percent employed 84.3 (X)   Polish 27 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,163 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.1
With a disability 490 42.1   Russian 17 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 91 1.5
        Scottish 82 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,837 100.0   Subsaharan African 38 0.6
Same house in 1995 3,697 63.3   Swedish 30 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,101 36.0   Swiss 16 0.3
 Same county 732 12.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,369 23.5   United States or American 917 15.0
  Same state 960 16.4   Welsh 38 0.6
  Different state 409 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 39 0.7   Other ancestries 798 13.1
 
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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