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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Douglas 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 43,287 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,211 100.0   Native 42,596 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 614 5.5       Born in United States 42,407 98.0
Kindergarten 580 5.2           State of residence 21,281 49.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,574 40.8           Different state 21,126 48.8
High school (grades 9-12) 2,724 24.3       Born outside United States 189 0.4
College or graduate school 2,719 24.3   Foreign born 691 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 268 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 391 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 28,653 100.0       Not a citizen 300 0.7
Less than 9th grade 1,230 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,823 9.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,370 36.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 691 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,388 22.3   Europe 266 38.5
Associate degree 2,602 9.1   Asia 254 36.8
Bachelor's degree 3,683 12.9   Africa 2 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,557 5.4   Oceania 5 0.7
        Latin America 57 8.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.9 (X)   Northern America 107 15.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 40,721 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 35,001 100.0   English only 39,088 96.0
Never married 9,299 26.6   Language other than English 1,633 4.0
Now married, except separated 18,791 53.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 556 1.4
Separated 409 1.2   Spanish 484 1.2
Widowed 2,565 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 139 0.3
 Female 2,042 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 581 1.4
Divorced 3,937 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 140 0.3
 Female 2,124 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 196 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 119 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 43,287 100.0
           under 18 years 489 100.0     Total ancestries reported 53,848 124.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 262 53.6   Arab 40 0.1
        Czech¹ 705 1.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 574 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,018 100.0   Dutch 581 1.3
Civilian veterans 5,243 15.9   English 2,472 5.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,119 4.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,129 2.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,734 22.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,496 100.0   Greek 234 0.5
With a disability 794 8.4   Hungarian 72 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,645 100.0   Irish¹ 5,397 12.5
With a disability 4,473 18.1   Italian 1,306 3.0
 Percent employed 50.4 (X)   Lithuanian 136 0.3
No disability 20,172 81.9   Norwegian 6,585 15.2
 Percent employed 80.6 (X)   Polish 3,849 8.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,909 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,162 36.6   Russian 211 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 575 1.3
        Scottish 533 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 318 0.7
  Population 5 years and over 40,721 100.0   Subsaharan African 20 0.0
Same house in 1995 24,854 61.0   Swedish 6,705 15.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,550 38.2   Swiss 212 0.5
 Same county 9,329 22.9   Ukrainian 91 0.2
 Different county 6,221 15.3   United States or American 1,796 4.1
  Same state 1,668 4.1   Welsh 160 0.4
  Different state 4,553 11.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 317 0.8   Other ancestries 8,287 19.1
 
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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