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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 51,104 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,592 100.0   Native 50,125 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 751 6.0       Born in United States 49,852 97.6
Kindergarten 706 5.6           State of residence 25,105 49.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,268 49.8           Different state 24,747 48.4
High school (grades 9-12) 3,051 24.2       Born outside United States 273 0.5
College or graduate school 1,816 14.4   Foreign born 979 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 351 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 470 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 34,286 100.0       Not a citizen 509 1.0
Less than 9th grade 1,738 5.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,969 14.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,906 37.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 979 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,979 23.3   Europe 350 35.8
Associate degree 2,556 7.5   Asia 292 29.8
Bachelor's degree 2,735 8.0   Africa 24 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,403 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 261 26.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 52 5.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 47,996 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 40,422 100.0   English only 45,973 95.8
Never married 8,349 20.7   Language other than English 2,023 4.2
Now married, except separated 24,205 59.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 667 1.4
Separated 528 1.3   Spanish 948 2.0
Widowed 2,745 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 354 0.7
 Female 2,114 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 677 1.4
Divorced 4,595 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 182 0.4
 Female 2,459 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 319 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 123 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 51,104 100.0
           under 18 years 977 100.0     Total ancestries reported 52,956 103.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 440 45.0   Arab 54 0.1
        Czech¹ 371 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 126 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 38,017 100.0   Dutch 2,960 5.8
Civilian veterans 5,767 15.2   English 5,863 11.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,700 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 317 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 13,685 26.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,685 100.0   Greek 139 0.3
With a disability 1,064 9.1   Hungarian 606 1.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,192 100.0   Irish¹ 6,582 12.9
With a disability 6,082 20.8   Italian 1,134 2.2
 Percent employed 61.1 (X)   Lithuanian 152 0.3
No disability 23,110 79.2   Norwegian 408 0.8
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 2,547 5.0
     Population 65 years and over 6,763 100.0   Portuguese 44 0.1
With a disability 2,792 41.3   Russian 126 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 686 1.3
        Scottish 765 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 69 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 47,996 100.0   Subsaharan African 75 0.1
Same house in 1995 29,370 61.2   Swedish 860 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,430 38.4   Swiss 197 0.4
 Same county 8,329 17.4   Ukrainian 76 0.1
 Different county 10,101 21.0   United States or American 4,206 8.2
  Same state 4,416 9.2   Welsh 283 0.6
  Different state 5,685 11.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 196 0.4   Other ancestries 8,906 17.4
 
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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