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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hardy 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 12,669 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,840 100.0   Native 12,611 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 209 7.4       Born in United States 12,566 99.2
Kindergarten 210 7.4           State of residence 6,374 50.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,418 49.9           Different state 6,192 48.9
High school (grades 9-12) 658 23.2       Born outside United States 45 0.4
College or graduate school 345 12.1   Foreign born 58 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 21 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 29 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 8,759 100.0       Not a citizen 29 0.2
Less than 9th grade 1,159 13.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,444 16.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,909 44.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 58 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,155 13.2   Europe 31 53.4
Associate degree 266 3.0   Asia 7 12.1
Bachelor's degree 495 5.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 331 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 20 34.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.3 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,917 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,157 100.0   English only 11,721 98.4
Never married 1,990 19.6   Language other than English 196 1.6
Now married, except separated 6,078 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.6
Separated 117 1.2   Spanish 105 0.9
Widowed 897 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 45 0.4
 Female 719 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 86 0.7
Divorced 1,075 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.3
 Female 542 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 5 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 12,669 100.0
           under 18 years 254 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,016 71.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 132 52.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 10 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,707 100.0   Dutch 290 2.3
Civilian veterans 1,435 14.8   English 695 5.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 156 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 30 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,829 22.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,603 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 232 8.9   Hungarian 8 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,437 100.0   Irish¹ 790 6.2
With a disability 1,679 22.6   Italian 150 1.2
 Percent employed 51.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,758 77.4   Norwegian 16 0.1
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 89 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 1,823 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.1
With a disability 953 52.3   Russian 33 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 68 0.5
        Scottish 144 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 11,917 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 7,698 64.6   Swedish 30 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,192 35.2   Swiss 46 0.4
 Same county 2,218 18.6   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 1,974 16.6   United States or American 2,360 18.6
  Same state 806 6.8   Welsh 58 0.5
  Different state 1,168 9.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 27 0.2   Other ancestries 1,170 9.2
 
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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