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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hughes 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 16,481 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,081 100.0   Native 16,271 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 309 7.6       Born in United States 16,218 98.4
Kindergarten 183 4.5           State of residence 12,355 75.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,183 53.5           Different state 3,863 23.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,223 30.0       Born outside United States 53 0.3
College or graduate school 183 4.5   Foreign born 210 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 112 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 87 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 10,853 100.0       Not a citizen 123 0.7
Less than 9th grade 562 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 582 5.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,989 27.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 210 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,442 22.5   Europe 62 29.5
Associate degree 808 7.4   Asia 69 32.9
Bachelor's degree 2,616 24.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 854 7.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 60 28.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.5 (X)   Northern America 19 9.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 15,403 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,733 100.0   English only 14,715 95.5
Never married 2,731 21.4   Language other than English 688 4.5
Now married, except separated 7,822 61.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 237 1.5
Separated 92 0.7   Spanish 272 1.8
Widowed 838 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.7
 Female 732 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 243 1.6
Divorced 1,250 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 80 0.5
 Female 702 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 41 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,481 100.0
           under 18 years 102 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,768 113.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 41 40.2   Arab 22 0.1
        Czech¹ 517 3.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 506 3.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,911 100.0   Dutch 420 2.5
Civilian veterans 1,790 15.0   English 1,373 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 594 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 109 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,647 40.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,779 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 247 6.5   Hungarian 35 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,913 100.0   Irish¹ 1,940 11.8
With a disability 1,297 14.6   Italian 101 0.6
 Percent employed 71.0 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.1
No disability 7,616 85.4   Norwegian 2,242 13.6
 Percent employed 89.3 (X)   Polish 200 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,992 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.1
With a disability 806 40.5   Russian 169 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 234 1.4
        Scottish 297 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 15,403 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,866 57.6   Swedish 551 3.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,389 41.5   Swiss 112 0.7
 Same county 2,946 19.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,443 22.4   United States or American 591 3.6
  Same state 2,254 14.6   Welsh 109 0.7
  Different state 1,189 7.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 148 1.0   Other ancestries 1,959 11.9
 
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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