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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blue Earth 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 55,941 100.0
      enrolled in school 20,028 100.0   Native 54,313 97.1
Nursery school, preschool 884 4.4       Born in United States 54,106 96.7
Kindergarten 621 3.1           State of residence 43,352 77.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,272 26.3           Different state 10,754 19.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,146 15.7       Born outside United States 207 0.4
College or graduate school 10,105 50.5   Foreign born 1,628 2.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 907 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 645 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 31,684 100.0       Not a citizen 983 1.8
Less than 9th grade 1,701 5.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,201 6.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,909 28.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,628 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,966 25.1   Europe 242 14.9
Associate degree 2,466 7.8   Asia 855 52.5
Bachelor's degree 5,753 18.2   Africa 220 13.5
Graduate or professional degree 2,688 8.5   Oceania 15 0.9
        Latin America 268 16.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 (X)   Northern America 28 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 52,798 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 46,288 100.0   English only 50,039 94.8
Never married 17,664 38.2   Language other than English 2,759 5.2
Now married, except separated 22,535 48.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 937 1.8
Separated 349 0.8   Spanish 1,060 2.0
Widowed 2,533 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 326 0.6
 Female 2,118 4.6   Other Indo-European languages 915 1.7
Divorced 3,207 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 180 0.3
 Female 1,717 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 528 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 295 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 55,941 100.0
           under 18 years 252 100.0     Total ancestries reported 67,546 120.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 119 47.2   Arab 143 0.3
        Czech¹ 754 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,080 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 43,988 100.0   Dutch 1,229 2.2
Civilian veterans 4,974 11.3   English 3,347 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,681 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 554 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 27,717 49.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,095 100.0   Greek 49 0.1
With a disability 1,000 6.6   Hungarian 68 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,792 100.0   Irish¹ 6,150 11.0
With a disability 3,871 12.6   Italian 547 1.0
 Percent employed 70.4 (X)   Lithuanian 31 0.1
No disability 26,921 87.4   Norwegian 9,293 16.6
 Percent employed 85.6 (X)   Polish 1,497 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 6,312 100.0   Portuguese 24 0.0
With a disability 2,273 36.0   Russian 130 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 558 1.0
        Scottish 742 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 52,798 100.0   Subsaharan African 260 0.5
Same house in 1995 27,393 51.9   Swedish 3,088 5.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 24,598 46.6   Swiss 240 0.4
 Same county 10,233 19.4   Ukrainian 69 0.1
 Different county 14,365 27.2   United States or American 1,785 3.2
  Same state 10,538 20.0   Welsh 889 1.6
  Different state 3,827 7.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 807 1.5   Other ancestries 5,544 9.9
 
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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