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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Aitkin 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 15,301 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,142 100.0   Native 15,158 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 209 6.7       Born in United States 15,100 98.7
Kindergarten 171 5.4           State of residence 12,239 80.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,500 47.7           Different state 2,861 18.7
High school (grades 9-12) 913 29.1       Born outside United States 58 0.4
College or graduate school 349 11.1   Foreign born 143 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 20 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 86 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 11,263 100.0       Not a citizen 57 0.4
Less than 9th grade 778 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,428 12.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,460 39.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 143 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,640 23.4   Europe 52 36.4
Associate degree 684 6.1   Asia 38 26.6
Bachelor's degree 923 8.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 350 3.1   Oceania 4 2.8
        Latin America 17 11.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 32 22.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,607 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,774 100.0   English only 14,097 96.5
Never married 2,296 18.0   Language other than English 510 3.5
Now married, except separated 7,958 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.8
Separated 99 0.8   Spanish 109 0.7
Widowed 1,130 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.2
 Female 883 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 225 1.5
Divorced 1,291 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.3
 Female 581 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,301 100.0
           under 18 years 149 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,129 118.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 62 41.6   Arab 28 0.2
        Czech¹ 238 1.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 317 2.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,100 100.0   Dutch 375 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,460 20.3   English 985 6.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 661 4.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 298 1.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,929 32.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,926 100.0   Greek 8 0.1
With a disability 256 8.7   Hungarian 25 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,146 100.0   Irish¹ 1,587 10.4
With a disability 1,606 19.7   Italian 233 1.5
 Percent employed 48.7 (X)   Lithuanian 13 0.1
No disability 6,540 80.3   Norwegian 2,400 15.7
 Percent employed 71.2 (X)   Polish 630 4.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,355 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 1,269 37.8   Russian 59 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 149 1.0
        Scottish 169 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 25 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 14,607 100.0   Subsaharan African 9 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,227 63.2   Swedish 2,302 15.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,340 36.6   Swiss 43 0.3
 Same county 1,860 12.7   Ukrainian 30 0.2
 Different county 3,480 23.8   United States or American 647 4.2
  Same state 3,009 20.6   Welsh 66 0.4
  Different state 471 3.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 40 0.3   Other ancestries 1,893 12.4
 
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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