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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Potter 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 2,693 100.0
      enrolled in school 583 100.0   Native 2,679 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 22 3.8       Born in United States 2,677 99.4
Kindergarten 28 4.8           State of residence 2,230 82.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 317 54.4           Different state 447 16.6
High school (grades 9-12) 190 32.6       Born outside United States 2 0.1
College or graduate school 26 4.5   Foreign born 14 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 0 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 1,969 100.0       Not a citizen 5 0.2
Less than 9th grade 200 10.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 179 9.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 735 37.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 14 100.0
Some college, no degree 419 21.3   Europe 10 71.4
Associate degree 117 5.9   Asia 2 14.3
Bachelor's degree 254 12.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 65 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 0 0.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.8 (X)   Northern America 2 14.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 2,571 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,196 100.0   English only 2,511 97.7
Never married 374 17.0   Language other than English 60 2.3
Now married, except separated 1,418 64.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.5
Separated 8 0.4   Spanish 9 0.4
Widowed 232 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.1
 Female 187 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 39 1.5
Divorced 164 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.2
 Female 70 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 2,693 100.0
           under 18 years 9 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,761 102.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2 22.2   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 26 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 32 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,065 100.0   Dutch 62 2.3
Civilian veterans 341 16.5   English 161 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 74 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 12 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,431 53.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 565 100.0   Greek 4 0.1
With a disability 37 6.5   Hungarian 9 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,325 100.0   Irish¹ 264 9.8
With a disability 232 17.5   Italian 10 0.4
 Percent employed 73.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,093 82.5   Norwegian 211 7.8
 Percent employed 82.7 (X)   Polish 49 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 626 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 266 42.5   Russian 75 2.8
        Scotch-Irish 27 1.0
        Scottish 15 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 2,571 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 1,746 67.9   Swedish 44 1.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 821 31.9   Swiss 14 0.5
 Same county 499 19.4   Ukrainian 5 0.2
 Different county 322 12.5   United States or American 128 4.8
  Same state 205 8.0   Welsh 12 0.4
  Different state 117 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 4 0.2   Other ancestries 96 3.6
 
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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