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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Big Stone 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 5,820 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,443 100.0   Native 5,774 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 130 9.0       Born in United States 5,764 99.0
Kindergarten 75 5.2           State of residence 4,545 78.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 696 48.2           Different state 1,219 20.9
High school (grades 9-12) 429 29.7       Born outside United States 10 0.2
College or graduate school 113 7.8   Foreign born 46 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 12 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 26 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 4,050 100.0       Not a citizen 20 0.3
Less than 9th grade 467 11.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 382 9.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,627 40.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 46 100.0
Some college, no degree 835 20.6   Europe 24 52.2
Associate degree 279 6.9   Asia 3 6.5
Bachelor's degree 344 8.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 116 2.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 6 13.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.0 (X)   Northern America 13 28.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,551 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,704 100.0   English only 5,289 95.3
Never married 962 20.5   Language other than English 262 4.7
Now married, except separated 3,034 64.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 135 2.4
Separated 33 0.7   Spanish 49 0.9
Widowed 431 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.3
 Female 359 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 199 3.6
Divorced 244 5.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 2.0
 Female 114 2.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 8 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,820 100.0
           under 18 years 2 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,071 121.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2 100.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 100 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 133 2.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,371 100.0   Dutch 136 2.3
Civilian veterans 594 13.6   English 227 3.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 139 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 44 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,858 49.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,341 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 97 7.2   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,798 100.0   Irish¹ 544 9.3
With a disability 432 15.4   Italian 26 0.4
 Percent employed 54.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,366 84.6   Norwegian 1,387 23.8
 Percent employed 81.6 (X)   Polish 141 2.4
     Population 65 years and over 1,266 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.1
With a disability 485 38.3   Russian 20 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 33 0.6
        Scottish 23 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,551 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,156 74.9   Swedish 663 11.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,380 24.9   Swiss 37 0.6
 Same county 726 13.1   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 654 11.8   United States or American 228 3.9
  Same state 404 7.3   Welsh 20 0.3
  Different state 250 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 15 0.3   Other ancestries 301 5.2
 
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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