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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ritchie 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 10,343 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,222 100.0   Native 10,308 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 124 5.6       Born in United States 10,284 99.4
Kindergarten 151 6.8           State of residence 8,493 82.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,123 50.5           Different state 1,791 17.3
High school (grades 9-12) 530 23.9       Born outside United States 24 0.2
College or graduate school 294 13.2   Foreign born 35 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 16 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 26 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 7,177 100.0       Not a citizen 9 0.1
Less than 9th grade 793 11.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,117 15.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,132 43.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 35 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,249 17.4   Europe 12 34.3
Associate degree 375 5.2   Asia 9 25.7
Bachelor's degree 335 4.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 176 2.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 10 28.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.4 (X)   Northern America 4 11.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 7.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,772 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,430 100.0   English only 9,667 98.9
Never married 1,550 18.4   Language other than English 105 1.1
Now married, except separated 5,090 60.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
Separated 134 1.6   Spanish 21 0.2
Widowed 864 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
 Female 643 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 54 0.6
Divorced 792 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
 Female 408 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 22 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,343 100.0
           under 18 years 218 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,307 70.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 129 59.2   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 2 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 8 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 7,971 100.0   Dutch 243 2.3
Civilian veterans 1,204 15.1   English 910 8.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 75 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,165 11.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,158 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 223 10.3   Hungarian 9 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,023 100.0   Irish¹ 1,124 10.9
With a disability 1,401 23.3   Italian 90 0.9
 Percent employed 33.4 (X)   Lithuanian 5 0.0
No disability 4,622 76.7   Norwegian 30 0.3
 Percent employed 69.3 (X)   Polish 68 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 1,515 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 813 53.7   Russian 17 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 175 1.7
        Scottish 106 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 9,772 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 6,724 68.8   Swedish 9 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,042 31.1   Swiss 2 0.0
 Same county 1,785 18.3   Ukrainian 6 0.1
 Different county 1,257 12.9   United States or American 2,417 23.4
  Same state 714 7.3   Welsh 50 0.5
  Different state 543 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 6 0.1   Other ancestries 779 7.5
 
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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