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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cerro Gordo 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 46,447 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,271 100.0   Native 45,807 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 781 6.9       Born in United States 45,598 98.2
Kindergarten 640 5.7           State of residence 36,959 79.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,235 46.4           Different state 8,639 18.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,560 22.7       Born outside United States 209 0.4
College or graduate school 2,055 18.2   Foreign born 640 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 216 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 363 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 31,215 100.0       Not a citizen 277 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,368 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,607 8.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,385 33.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 640 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,159 22.9   Europe 217 33.9
Associate degree 3,371 10.8   Asia 230 35.9
Bachelor's degree 4,405 14.1   Africa 48 7.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,920 6.2   Oceania 25 3.9
        Latin America 103 16.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.3 (X)   Northern America 17 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 43,618 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 37,290 100.0   English only 42,116 96.6
Never married 8,628 23.1   Language other than English 1,502 3.4
Now married, except separated 21,289 57.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 584 1.3
Separated 284 0.8   Spanish 820 1.9
Widowed 3,238 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 307 0.7
 Female 2,638 7.1   Other Indo-European languages 412 0.9
Divorced 3,851 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 171 0.4
 Female 2,242 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 212 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 46,447 100.0
           under 18 years 429 100.0     Total ancestries reported 53,791 115.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 218 50.8   Arab 31 0.1
        Czech¹ 997 2.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,607 3.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 35,312 100.0   Dutch 1,162 2.5
Civilian veterans 4,882 13.8   English 4,519 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,142 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 192 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 19,195 41.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,257 100.0   Greek 311 0.7
With a disability 629 6.1   Hungarian 60 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 24,955 100.0   Irish¹ 6,183 13.3
With a disability 4,094 16.4   Italian 491 1.1
 Percent employed 59.0 (X)   Lithuanian 34 0.1
No disability 20,861 83.6   Norwegian 7,624 16.4
 Percent employed 86.1 (X)   Polish 434 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 7,713 100.0   Portuguese 39 0.1
With a disability 2,934 38.0   Russian 163 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 569 1.2
        Scottish 550 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 43,618 100.0   Subsaharan African 24 0.1
Same house in 1995 25,620 58.7   Swedish 1,368 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,742 40.7   Swiss 194 0.4
 Same county 10,906 25.0   Ukrainian 39 0.1
 Different county 6,836 15.7   United States or American 2,396 5.2
  Same state 4,253 9.8   Welsh 283 0.6
  Different state 2,583 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 256 0.6   Other ancestries 4,182 9.0
 
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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