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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 14,684 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,431 100.0   Native 14,563 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 235 6.8       Born in United States 14,485 98.6
Kindergarten 165 4.8           State of residence 11,530 78.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,641 47.8           Different state 2,955 20.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,009 29.4       Born outside United States 78 0.5
College or graduate school 381 11.1   Foreign born 121 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 57 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 79 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 10,296 100.0       Not a citizen 42 0.3
Less than 9th grade 618 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 836 8.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,159 40.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 121 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,311 22.4   Europe 26 21.5
Associate degree 659 6.4   Asia 33 27.3
Bachelor's degree 1,238 12.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 475 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 30 24.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.9 (X)   Northern America 32 26.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,895 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,903 100.0   English only 13,519 97.3
Never married 2,213 18.6   Language other than English 376 2.7
Now married, except separated 7,358 61.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.7
Separated 64 0.5   Spanish 237 1.7
Widowed 1,209 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 82 0.6
 Female 1,017 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 110 0.8
Divorced 1,059 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
 Female 607 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,684 100.0
           under 18 years 78 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,047 102.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 53 67.9   Arab 60 0.4
        Czech¹ 152 1.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,914 13.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,182 100.0   Dutch 377 2.6
Civilian veterans 1,552 13.9   English 1,495 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 317 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 23 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,331 36.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,192 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 295 9.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,605 100.0   Irish¹ 1,663 11.3
With a disability 1,184 15.6   Italian 208 1.4
 Percent employed 63.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,421 84.4   Norwegian 370 2.5
 Percent employed 85.7 (X)   Polish 87 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,845 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,011 35.5   Russian 9 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 322 2.2
        Scottish 199 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,895 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,076 65.3   Swedish 505 3.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,769 34.3   Swiss 79 0.5
 Same county 2,853 20.5   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 1,916 13.8   United States or American 913 6.2
  Same state 1,233 8.9   Welsh 76 0.5
  Different state 683 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 50 0.4   Other ancestries 919 6.3
 
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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