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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Meade 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 24,253 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,506 100.0   Native 23,907 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 398 6.1       Born in United States 23,558 97.1
Kindergarten 356 5.5           State of residence 13,729 56.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,199 49.2           Different state 9,829 40.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,492 22.9       Born outside United States 349 1.4
College or graduate school 1,061 16.3   Foreign born 346 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 129 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 180 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 14,816 100.0       Not a citizen 166 0.7
Less than 9th grade 662 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,167 7.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,999 33.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 346 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,364 29.5   Europe 131 37.9
Associate degree 1,128 7.6   Asia 120 34.7
Bachelor's degree 1,783 12.0   Africa 11 3.2
Graduate or professional degree 713 4.8   Oceania 9 2.6
        Latin America 66 19.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 (X)   Northern America 9 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,418 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,589 100.0   English only 21,463 95.7
Never married 3,913 21.1   Language other than English 955 4.3
Now married, except separated 11,872 63.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 312 1.4
Separated 186 1.0   Spanish 368 1.6
Widowed 868 4.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.5
 Female 717 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 370 1.7
Divorced 1,750 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 86 0.4
 Female 912 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 122 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 45 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,253 100.0
           under 18 years 180 100.0     Total ancestries reported 28,476 117.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 141 78.3   Arab 108 0.4
        Czech¹ 405 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 454 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,864 100.0   Dutch 903 3.7
Civilian veterans 3,280 20.7   English 2,365 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 631 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 209 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,805 36.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,826 100.0   Greek 18 0.1
With a disability 397 6.8   Hungarian 31 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,465 100.0   Irish¹ 3,487 14.4
With a disability 1,791 14.4   Italian 530 2.2
 Percent employed 56.4 (X)   Lithuanian 30 0.1
No disability 10,674 85.6   Norwegian 2,737 11.3
 Percent employed 82.0 (X)   Polish 509 2.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,357 100.0   Portuguese 78 0.3
With a disability 989 42.0   Russian 165 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 489 2.0
        Scottish 367 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 22,418 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,245 50.2   Swedish 857 3.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,599 47.3   Swiss 65 0.3
 Same county 3,044 13.6   Ukrainian 20 0.1
 Different county 7,555 33.7   United States or American 1,493 6.2
  Same state 3,811 17.0   Welsh 248 1.0
  Different state 3,744 16.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 574 2.6   Other ancestries 3,423 14.1
 
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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