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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mills 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 14,547 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,900 100.0   Native 14,408 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 318 8.2       Born in United States 14,321 98.4
Kindergarten 196 5.0           State of residence 8,285 57.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,920 49.2           Different state 6,036 41.5
High school (grades 9-12) 925 23.7       Born outside United States 87 0.6
College or graduate school 541 13.9   Foreign born 139 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 76 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 67 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 9,662 100.0       Not a citizen 72 0.5
Less than 9th grade 609 6.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,015 10.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,541 36.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 139 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,302 23.8   Europe 88 63.3
Associate degree 621 6.4   Asia 23 16.5
Bachelor's degree 1,152 11.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 422 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 14 10.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.2 (X)   Northern America 14 10.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,616 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,356 100.0   English only 13,377 98.2
Never married 2,126 18.7   Language other than English 239 1.8
Now married, except separated 7,377 65.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 68 0.5
Separated 179 1.6   Spanish 136 1.0
Widowed 765 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.2
 Female 618 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 68 0.5
Divorced 909 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.2
 Female 519 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,547 100.0
           under 18 years 177 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,560 100.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 105 59.3   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 270 1.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 408 2.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,628 100.0   Dutch 404 2.8
Civilian veterans 1,678 15.8   English 2,149 14.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 503 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 118 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,445 30.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,400 100.0   Greek 16 0.1
With a disability 234 6.9   Hungarian 21 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,954 100.0   Irish¹ 2,017 13.9
With a disability 1,324 16.6   Italian 264 1.8
 Percent employed 56.3 (X)   Lithuanian 14 0.1
No disability 6,630 83.4   Norwegian 322 2.2
 Percent employed 86.5 (X)   Polish 234 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 1,708 100.0   Portuguese 37 0.3
With a disability 697 40.8   Russian 64 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 289 2.0
        Scottish 254 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,616 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,782 57.2   Swedish 516 3.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,767 42.4   Swiss 21 0.1
 Same county 2,692 19.8   Ukrainian 40 0.3
 Different county 3,075 22.6   United States or American 946 6.5
  Same state 1,392 10.2   Welsh 174 1.2
  Different state 1,683 12.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 67 0.5   Other ancestries 1,026 7.1
 
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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