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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cottonwood 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 12,167 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,897 100.0   Native 11,895 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 219 7.6       Born in United States 11,873 97.6
Kindergarten 142 4.9           State of residence 9,637 79.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,454 50.2           Different state 2,236 18.4
High school (grades 9-12) 795 27.4       Born outside United States 22 0.2
College or graduate school 287 9.9   Foreign born 272 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 74 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 140 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 8,344 100.0       Not a citizen 132 1.1
Less than 9th grade 907 10.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 725 8.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,108 37.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 272 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,910 22.9   Europe 40 14.7
Associate degree 505 6.1   Asia 156 57.4
Bachelor's degree 873 10.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 316 3.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 48 17.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.4 (X)   Northern America 28 10.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,461 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,714 100.0   English only 10,643 92.9
Never married 1,969 20.3   Language other than English 818 7.1
Now married, except separated 6,125 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 266 2.3
Separated 75 0.8   Spanish 164 1.4
Widowed 949 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.3
 Female 801 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 451 3.9
Divorced 596 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 140 1.2
 Female 361 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 198 1.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 92 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,167 100.0
           under 18 years 59 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,012 115.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 25 42.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 154 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 490 4.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,128 100.0   Dutch 796 6.5
Civilian veterans 1,125 12.3   English 533 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 178 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 32 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,167 50.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,726 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 189 6.9   Hungarian 10 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,043 100.0   Irish¹ 488 4.0
With a disability 793 13.1   Italian 59 0.5
 Percent employed 59.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,250 86.9   Norwegian 2,446 20.1
 Percent employed 86.5 (X)   Polish 140 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,441 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 761 31.2   Russian 67 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 125 1.0
        Scottish 50 0.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 12 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 11,461 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,897 68.9   Swedish 682 5.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,511 30.6   Swiss 94 0.8
 Same county 1,948 17.0   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 1,563 13.6   United States or American 415 3.4
  Same state 951 8.3   Welsh 33 0.3
  Different state 612 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 53 0.5   Other ancestries 1,027 8.4
 
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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