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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cass 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 13,695 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,273 100.0   Native 12,628 92.2
Nursery school, preschool 292 8.9       Born in United States 12,583 91.9
Kindergarten 233 7.1           State of residence 11,060 80.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,543 47.1           Different state 1,523 11.1
High school (grades 9-12) 795 24.3       Born outside United States 45 0.3
College or graduate school 410 12.5   Foreign born 1,067 7.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 817 6.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 208 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 9,056 100.0       Not a citizen 859 6.3
Less than 9th grade 863 9.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 945 10.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,012 44.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,067 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,742 19.2   Europe 30 2.8
Associate degree 349 3.9   Asia 28 2.6
Bachelor's degree 849 9.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 296 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,006 94.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.0 (X)   Northern America 3 0.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,782 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,895 100.0   English only 11,619 90.9
Never married 2,333 21.4   Language other than English 1,163 9.1
Now married, except separated 6,401 58.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 900 7.0
Separated 167 1.5   Spanish 1,046 8.2
Widowed 908 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 887 6.9
 Female 787 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 69 0.5
Divorced 1,086 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
 Female 540 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 48 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,695 100.0
           under 18 years 283 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,001 87.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 171 60.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 15 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 35 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,200 100.0   Dutch 305 2.2
Civilian veterans 1,463 14.3   English 1,684 12.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 251 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 29 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,664 26.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,034 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 262 8.6   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,557 100.0   Irish¹ 1,490 10.9
With a disability 1,273 16.8   Italian 92 0.7
 Percent employed 58.4 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.1
No disability 6,284 83.2   Norwegian 53 0.4
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 77 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,981 100.0   Portuguese 17 0.1
With a disability 785 39.6   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 170 1.2
        Scottish 286 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 12,782 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.2
Same house in 1995 7,537 59.0   Swedish 155 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,696 36.7   Swiss 12 0.1
 Same county 2,720 21.3   Ukrainian 9 0.1
 Different county 1,976 15.5   United States or American 1,494 10.9
  Same state 1,312 10.3   Welsh 95 0.7
  Different state 664 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 549 4.3   Other ancestries 2,011 14.7
 
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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