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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Perkins 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 3,363 100.0
      enrolled in school 732 100.0   Native 3,319 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 53 7.2       Born in United States 3,307 98.3
Kindergarten 35 4.8           State of residence 1,635 48.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 371 50.7           Different state 1,672 49.7
High school (grades 9-12) 246 33.6       Born outside United States 12 0.4
College or graduate school 27 3.7   Foreign born 44 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 18 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 15 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 2,367 100.0       Not a citizen 29 0.9
Less than 9th grade 272 11.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 195 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 879 37.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 44 100.0
Some college, no degree 563 23.8   Europe 15 34.1
Associate degree 112 4.7   Asia 9 20.5
Bachelor's degree 264 11.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 82 3.5   Oceania 2 4.5
        Latin America 4 9.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.3 (X)   Northern America 14 31.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,169 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,716 100.0   English only 3,092 97.6
Never married 560 20.6   Language other than English 77 2.4
Now married, except separated 1,742 64.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 1.2
Separated 15 0.6   Spanish 21 0.7
Widowed 238 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.5
 Female 197 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 36 1.1
Divorced 161 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.3
 Female 73 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 3,363 100.0
           under 18 years 1 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,841 114.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 0 0.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 33 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 34 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,558 100.0   Dutch 101 3.0
Civilian veterans 337 13.2   English 292 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 49 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,462 43.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 712 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 36 5.1   Hungarian 11 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,656 100.0   Irish¹ 310 9.2
With a disability 206 12.4   Italian 24 0.7
 Percent employed 54.4 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,450 87.6   Norwegian 720 21.4
 Percent employed 85.9 (X)   Polish 26 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 758 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 297 39.2   Russian 97 2.9
        Scotch-Irish 45 1.3
        Scottish 22 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,169 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,353 74.3   Swedish 195 5.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 776 24.5   Swiss 21 0.6
 Same county 471 14.9   Ukrainian 6 0.2
 Different county 305 9.6   United States or American 191 5.7
  Same state 149 4.7   Welsh 21 0.6
  Different state 156 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 40 1.3   Other ancestries 164 4.9
 
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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