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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Carver 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 70,205 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,079 100.0   Native 67,806 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 2,169 10.3       Born in United States 67,461 96.1
Kindergarten 1,604 7.6           State of residence 50,987 72.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,944 47.2           Different state 16,474 23.5
High school (grades 9-12) 4,495 21.3       Born outside United States 345 0.5
College or graduate school 2,867 13.6   Foreign born 2,399 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,322 1.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 900 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 43,218 100.0       Not a citizen 1,499 2.1
Less than 9th grade 1,641 3.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,091 4.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,512 26.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,399 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,766 22.6   Europe 383 16.0
Associate degree 3,388 7.8   Asia 771 32.1
Bachelor's degree 11,285 26.1   Africa 112 4.7
Graduate or professional degree 3,535 8.2   Oceania 3 0.1
        Latin America 856 35.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.4 (X)   Northern America 274 11.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 64,052 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 51,312 100.0   English only 60,072 93.8
Never married 11,448 22.3   Language other than English 3,980 6.2
Now married, except separated 33,891 66.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,484 2.3
Separated 393 0.8   Spanish 1,704 2.7
Widowed 1,979 3.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 863 1.3
 Female 1,621 3.2   Other Indo-European languages 1,541 2.4
Divorced 3,601 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 300 0.5
 Female 2,031 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 610 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 321 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 70,205 100.0
           under 18 years 401 100.0     Total ancestries reported 90,101 128.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 146 36.4   Arab 126 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,467 2.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,127 1.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 48,005 100.0   Dutch 1,553 2.2
Civilian veterans 4,958 10.3   English 4,548 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,755 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 892 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 34,688 49.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 18,288 100.0   Greek 128 0.2
With a disability 1,074 5.9   Hungarian 295 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 40,479 100.0   Irish¹ 7,834 11.2
With a disability 4,151 10.3   Italian 1,497 2.1
 Percent employed 75.6 (X)   Lithuanian 88 0.1
No disability 36,328 89.7   Norwegian 10,613 15.1
 Percent employed 85.2 (X)   Polish 2,733 3.9
     Population 65 years and over 4,927 100.0   Portuguese 71 0.1
With a disability 1,794 36.4   Russian 410 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 657 0.9
        Scottish 785 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 71 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 64,052 100.0   Subsaharan African 148 0.2
Same house in 1995 35,488 55.4   Swedish 6,916 9.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,529 43.0   Swiss 383 0.5
 Same county 9,283 14.5   Ukrainian 142 0.2
 Different county 18,246 28.5   United States or American 2,017 2.9
  Same state 12,700 19.8   Welsh 375 0.5
  Different state 5,546 8.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,035 1.6   Other ancestries 7,752 11.0
 
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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