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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Swisher 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 8,378 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,196 100.0   Native 7,965 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 180 8.2       Born in United States 7,925 94.6
Kindergarten 76 3.5           State of residence 6,797 81.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,139 51.9           Different state 1,128 13.5
High school (grades 9-12) 608 27.7       Born outside United States 40 0.5
College or graduate school 193 8.8   Foreign born 413 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 132 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 158 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 5,200 100.0       Not a citizen 255 3.0
Less than 9th grade 871 16.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 705 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,611 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 413 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,031 19.8   Europe 3 0.7
Associate degree 138 2.7   Asia 0 0.0
Bachelor's degree 681 13.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 163 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 408 98.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.7 (X)   Northern America 2 0.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 7,745 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,477 100.0   English only 5,624 72.6
Never married 1,508 23.3   Language other than English 2,121 27.4
Now married, except separated 3,961 61.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 782 10.1
Separated 112 1.7   Spanish 2,102 27.1
Widowed 511 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 775 10.0
 Female 456 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 19 0.2
Divorced 385 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.1
 Female 209 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,378 100.0
           under 18 years 128 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,588 78.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 93 72.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 18 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 16 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,009 100.0   Dutch 82 1.0
Civilian veterans 728 12.1   English 541 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 61 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 586 7.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,928 100.0   Greek 15 0.2
With a disability 161 8.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,901 100.0   Irish¹ 454 5.4
With a disability 1,055 27.0   Italian 35 0.4
 Percent employed 70.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,846 73.0   Norwegian 24 0.3
 Percent employed 75.4 (X)   Polish 15 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,306 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 622 47.6   Russian 6 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 131 1.6
        Scottish 80 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 7,745 100.0   Subsaharan African 14 0.2
Same house in 1995 4,412 57.0   Swedish 32 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,137 40.5   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,556 20.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,581 20.4   United States or American 1,237 14.8
  Same state 1,265 16.3   Welsh 15 0.2
  Different state 316 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 196 2.5   Other ancestries 3,226 38.5
 
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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