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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 27,150 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,556 100.0   Native 26,923 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 391 6.0       Born in United States 26,802 98.7
Kindergarten 349 5.3           State of residence 21,064 77.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,361 51.3           Different state 5,738 21.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,873 28.6       Born outside United States 121 0.4
College or graduate school 582 8.9   Foreign born 227 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 58 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 136 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 18,721 100.0       Not a citizen 91 0.3
Less than 9th grade 945 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,066 11.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,825 36.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 227 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,677 25.0   Europe 79 34.8
Associate degree 1,106 5.9   Asia 59 26.0
Bachelor's degree 2,132 11.4   Africa 6 2.6
Graduate or professional degree 970 5.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 32 14.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.9 (X)   Northern America 51 22.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,770 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,741 100.0   English only 24,562 95.3
Never married 4,580 21.1   Language other than English 1,208 4.7
Now married, except separated 13,336 61.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 213 0.8
Separated 179 0.8   Spanish 296 1.1
Widowed 1,559 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 100 0.4
 Female 1,173 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 389 1.5
Divorced 2,087 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 62 0.2
 Female 1,019 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 30 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 27,150 100.0
           under 18 years 400 100.0     Total ancestries reported 31,819 117.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 222 55.5   Arab 31 0.1
        Czech¹ 406 1.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 443 1.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,334 100.0   Dutch 633 2.3
Civilian veterans 4,108 20.2   English 2,052 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,207 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 310 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,504 31.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,263 100.0   Greek 23 0.1
With a disability 446 7.1   Hungarian 54 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,553 100.0   Irish¹ 2,653 9.8
With a disability 2,961 20.3   Italian 306 1.1
 Percent employed 57.9 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.1
No disability 11,592 79.7   Norwegian 4,508 16.6
 Percent employed 73.7 (X)   Polish 976 3.6
     Population 65 years and over 4,821 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,829 37.9   Russian 72 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 350 1.3
        Scottish 337 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 37 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 25,770 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 16,177 62.8   Swedish 2,739 10.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,465 36.7   Swiss 84 0.3
 Same county 3,448 13.4   Ukrainian 22 0.1
 Different county 6,017 23.3   United States or American 1,370 5.0
  Same state 4,840 18.8   Welsh 94 0.3
  Different state 1,177 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 128 0.5   Other ancestries 4,582 16.9
 
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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