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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kossuth 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 17,163 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,259 100.0   Native 17,013 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 282 6.6       Born in United States 16,965 98.8
Kindergarten 262 6.2           State of residence 13,580 79.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,994 46.8           Different state 3,385 19.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,246 29.3       Born outside United States 48 0.3
College or graduate school 475 11.2   Foreign born 150 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 59 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 87 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 11,694 100.0       Not a citizen 63 0.4
Less than 9th grade 897 7.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 789 6.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,553 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 150 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,859 24.4   Europe 37 24.7
Associate degree 1,011 8.6   Asia 37 24.7
Bachelor's degree 1,201 10.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 384 3.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 67 44.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.6 (X)   Northern America 9 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,189 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,696 100.0   English only 15,704 97.0
Never married 2,770 20.2   Language other than English 485 3.0
Now married, except separated 8,674 63.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 92 0.6
Separated 59 0.4   Spanish 262 1.6
Widowed 1,419 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 60 0.4
 Female 1,168 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 186 1.1
Divorced 774 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.2
 Female 373 2.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 31 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,163 100.0
           under 18 years 52 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,779 109.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 18 34.6   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 146 0.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 559 3.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,743 100.0   Dutch 303 1.8
Civilian veterans 1,815 14.2   English 1,117 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 357 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 48 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,228 53.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,952 100.0   Greek 14 0.1
With a disability 254 6.4   Hungarian 11 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,768 100.0   Irish¹ 1,859 10.8
With a disability 1,195 13.6   Italian 114 0.7
 Percent employed 55.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,573 86.4   Norwegian 1,742 10.1
 Percent employed 84.6 (X)   Polish 194 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,199 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,071 33.5   Russian 22 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 186 1.1
        Scottish 249 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 8 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,189 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,101 68.6   Swedish 614 3.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,057 31.2   Swiss 213 1.2
 Same county 2,883 17.8   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 2,174 13.4   United States or American 818 4.8
  Same state 1,313 8.1   Welsh 56 0.3
  Different state 861 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 31 0.2   Other ancestries 915 5.3
 
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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