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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hennepin 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 1,116,200 100.0
      enrolled in school 297,966 100.0   Native 1,005,704 90.1
Nursery school, preschool 21,514 7.2       Born in United States 998,371 89.4
Kindergarten 15,879 5.3           State of residence 669,610 60.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 122,929 41.3           Different state 328,761 29.5
High school (grades 9-12) 59,020 19.8       Born outside United States 7,333 0.7
College or graduate school 78,624 26.4   Foreign born 110,496 9.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 66,843 6.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 36,519 3.3
  Population 25 years and over 740,444 100.0       Not a citizen 73,977 6.6
Less than 9th grade 25,139 3.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 44,109 6.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 156,947 21.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 110,487 100.0
Some college, no degree 172,999 23.4   Europe 17,363 15.7
Associate degree 51,845 7.0   Asia 40,762 36.9
Bachelor's degree 199,740 27.0   Africa 20,735 18.8
Graduate or professional degree 89,665 12.1   Oceania 567 0.5
        Latin America 26,994 24.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.6 (X)   Northern America 4,066 3.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 39.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,043,809 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 891,076 100.0   English only 909,793 87.2
Never married 297,100 33.3   Language other than English 134,016 12.8
Now married, except separated 448,361 50.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 64,156 6.1
Separated 12,024 1.3   Spanish 42,540 4.1
Widowed 47,770 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22,866 2.2
 Female 39,116 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 32,974 3.2
Divorced 85,821 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,259 1.0
 Female 50,178 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 38,401 3.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21,753 2.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 1,116,200 100.0
           under 18 years 11,333 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,408,240 126.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,429 39.1   Arab 4,832 0.4
        Czech¹ 19,276 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18,631 1.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 848,463 100.0   Dutch 18,625 1.7
Civilian veterans 95,977 11.3   English 85,488 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 43,283 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 11,398 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 321,681 28.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 237,763 100.0   Greek 3,682 0.3
With a disability 17,134 7.2   Hungarian 3,517 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 679,962 100.0   Irish¹ 131,230 11.8
With a disability 89,946 13.2   Italian 26,827 2.4
 Percent employed 65.1 (X)   Lithuanian 2,014 0.2
No disability 590,016 86.8   Norwegian 163,554 14.7
 Percent employed 84.5 (X)   Polish 49,741 4.5
     Population 65 years and over 113,629 100.0   Portuguese 747 0.1
With a disability 40,216 35.4   Russian 16,292 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 12,621 1.1
        Scottish 18,712 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,573 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 1,043,809 100.0   Subsaharan African 25,646 2.3
Same house in 1995 541,148 51.8   Swedish 114,759 10.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 463,586 44.4   Swiss 5,576 0.5
 Same county 271,658 26.0   Ukrainian 4,726 0.4
 Different county 191,928 18.4   United States or American 26,698 2.4
  Same state 85,930 8.2   Welsh 6,335 0.6
  Different state 105,998 10.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,962 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 39,075 3.7   Other ancestries 267,814 24.0
 
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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