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Social Statistics

Nebraska

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school480,705100.0
Nursery school, preschool30,3866.3
Kindergarten25,2695.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)204,49042.5
High school (grades 9-12)108,24522.5
College or graduate school112,31523.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,087,241100.0
Less than 9th grade58,3765.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma87,4858.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)339,95231.3
Some college, no degree263,69224.3
Associate degree79,5967.3
Bachelor's degree179,18116.5
Graduate or professional degree78,9597.3
Percent high school graduate or higher86.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher23.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over1,342,422100.0
Never married346,10225.8
Now married, except separated770,10957.4
Separated15,0341.1
Widowed89,9536.7
Female
74,3415.5
Divorced121,2249.0
Female
66,9735.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years17,401100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren8,45448.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over1,253,717100.0
Civilian veterans173,18913.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years408,944100.0
With a disability27,4866.7
Population 21 to 64 years935,583100.0
With a disability142,64715.2
Percent employed
64.9(X)
No disability792,93684.8
Percent employed
84.4(X)
Population 65 years and over216,774100.0
With a disability80,40137.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over1,594,700100.0
Same house in 1995872,47154.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995693,94743.5
Same county
372,88523.4
Different county
321,06220.1
Same state
167,03710.5
Different state
154,0259.7
Elsewhere in 199528,2821.8
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population1,711,263100.0
Native1,636,62595.6
Born in United States
1,626,36395.0
State of residence
1,147,81567.1
Different state
478,54828.0
Born outside United States
10,2620.6
Foreign born74,6384.4
Entered 1990 to March 2000
43,1622.5
Naturalized citizen
23,9181.4
Not a citizen
50,7203.0
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)74,638100.0
Europe10,83714.5
Asia19,20225.7
Africa2,6493.5
Oceania3470.5
Latin America39,99153.6
Northern America1,6122.2
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over1,594,700100.0
English only1,469,04692.1
Language other than English125,6547.9
Speak English less than 'very well
57,7723.6
Spanish
77,6554.9
Speak English less than "very well"
39,8252.5
Other Indo-European languages
27,9051.7
Speak English less than "very well"
7,8620.5
Asian and Pacific Island languages
15,0140.9
Speak English less than "very well"
8,1420.5
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population1,711,263100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,957,736114.4
Arab4,6960.3
Czech193,2865.5
Danish52,4703.1
Dutch38,5232.3
English163,6519.6
French (except Basque)144,8412.6
French Canadian16,7040.4
German661,13338.6
Greek3,1610.2
Hungarian2,7400.2
Irish1229,80513.4
Italian42,9792.5
Lithuanian3,2150.2
Norwegian39,5362.3
Polish62,4753.7
Portuguese1,2260.1
Russian11,0020.6
Scotch-Irish24,9641.5
Scottish23,1731.4
Slovak8960.1
Subsaharan African5,1950.3
Swedish84,2944.9
Swiss8,5960.5
Ukrainian1,9440.1
United States or American76,9104.5
Welsh10,3740.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)7530.0
Other ancestries259,19415.1
(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. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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