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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blaine 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 18,991 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,341 100.0   Native 16,976 89.4
Nursery school, preschool 253 5.8       Born in United States 16,750 88.2
Kindergarten 230 5.3           State of residence 5,599 29.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,213 51.0           Different state 11,151 58.7
High school (grades 9-12) 997 23.0       Born outside United States 226 1.2
College or graduate school 648 14.9   Foreign born 2,015 10.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,093 5.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 566 3.0
  Population 25 years and over 13,021 100.0       Not a citizen 1,449 7.6
Less than 9th grade 539 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 735 5.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,072 15.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,015 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,245 24.9   Europe 475 23.6
Associate degree 816 6.3   Asia 176 8.7
Bachelor's degree 3,934 30.2   Africa 3 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,680 12.9   Oceania 46 2.3
        Latin America 1,222 60.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.2 (X)   Northern America 93 4.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 43.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,837 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,198 100.0   English only 15,604 87.5
Never married 4,046 26.6   Language other than English 2,233 12.5
Now married, except separated 8,756 57.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,091 6.1
Separated 104 0.7   Spanish 1,663 9.3
Widowed 427 2.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,008 5.7
 Female 324 2.1   Other Indo-European languages 471 2.6
Divorced 1,865 12.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.3
 Female 1,043 6.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 78 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,991 100.0
           under 18 years 84 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,600 113.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 16 19.0   Arab 26 0.1
        Czech¹ 143 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 363 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,446 100.0   Dutch 331 1.7
Civilian veterans 1,655 11.5   English 3,573 18.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 651 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 148 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,558 18.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,894 100.0   Greek 80 0.4
With a disability 214 5.5   Hungarian 75 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,445 100.0   Irish¹ 2,785 14.7
With a disability 1,212 9.7   Italian 782 4.1
 Percent employed 74.7 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 11,233 90.3   Norwegian 720 3.8
 Percent employed 80.5 (X)   Polish 276 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,402 100.0   Portuguese 77 0.4
With a disability 383 27.3   Russian 234 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 395 2.1
        Scottish 740 3.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 18 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 17,837 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,486 47.6   Swedish 780 4.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,650 48.5   Swiss 235 1.2
 Same county 3,980 22.3   Ukrainian 46 0.2
 Different county 4,670 26.2   United States or American 939 4.9
  Same state 1,230 6.9   Welsh 353 1.9
  Different state 3,440 19.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 701 3.9   Other ancestries 4,259 22.4
 
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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