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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nolan 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 15,802 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,262 100.0   Native 15,133 95.8
Nursery school, preschool 307 7.2       Born in United States 15,088 95.5
Kindergarten 254 6.0           State of residence 13,306 84.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,097 49.2           Different state 1,782 11.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,045 24.5       Born outside United States 45 0.3
College or graduate school 559 13.1   Foreign born 669 4.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 186 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 380 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,203 100.0       Not a citizen 289 1.8
Less than 9th grade 1,266 12.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,809 17.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,268 32.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 669 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,038 20.0   Europe 25 3.7
Associate degree 479 4.7   Asia 59 8.8
Bachelor's degree 968 9.5   Africa 13 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 375 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 572 85.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.9 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,815 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,299 100.0   English only 11,251 75.9
Never married 2,452 19.9   Language other than English 3,564 24.1
Now married, except separated 7,076 57.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,119 7.6
Separated 347 2.8   Spanish 3,450 23.3
Widowed 1,228 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,078 7.3
 Female 1,019 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 88 0.6
Divorced 1,196 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35 0.2
 Female 606 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 18 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,802 100.0
           under 18 years 383 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,086 82.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 229 59.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 62 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,529 100.0   Dutch 171 1.1
Civilian veterans 1,481 12.8   English 992 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 285 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 17 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,131 7.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,918 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 361 9.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,084 100.0   Irish¹ 1,206 7.6
With a disability 1,902 23.5   Italian 39 0.2
 Percent employed 53.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,182 76.5   Norwegian 20 0.1
 Percent employed 75.9 (X)   Polish 20 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,499 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,148 45.9   Russian 18 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 329 2.1
        Scottish 192 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,815 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,675 58.6   Swedish 92 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,039 40.8   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 3,132 21.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,907 19.6   United States or American 2,552 16.1
  Same state 2,525 17.0   Welsh 32 0.2
  Different state 382 2.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 101 0.7   Other ancestries 5,875 37.2
 
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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