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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McLeod 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 34,898 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,193 100.0   Native 34,114 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 677 7.4       Born in United States 34,011 97.5
Kindergarten 512 5.6           State of residence 29,127 83.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,543 49.4           Different state 4,884 14.0
High school (grades 9-12) 2,273 24.7       Born outside United States 103 0.3
College or graduate school 1,188 12.9   Foreign born 784 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 395 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 369 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 22,495 100.0       Not a citizen 415 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,988 8.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,451 6.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 8,390 37.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 784 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,317 23.6   Europe 85 10.8
Associate degree 1,888 8.4   Asia 157 20.0
Bachelor's degree 2,686 11.9   Africa 1 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 775 3.4   Oceania 3 0.4
        Latin America 491 62.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.7 (X)   Northern America 47 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 32,472 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,929 100.0   English only 30,411 93.7
Never married 6,291 23.4   Language other than English 2,061 6.3
Now married, except separated 16,713 62.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 809 2.5
Separated 234 0.9   Spanish 1,131 3.5
Widowed 1,839 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 536 1.7
 Female 1,548 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 795 2.4
Divorced 1,852 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 199 0.6
 Female 1,018 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 128 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 72 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 34,898 100.0
           under 18 years 229 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,400 121.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 81 35.4   Arab 32 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,728 5.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 842 2.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 25,183 100.0   Dutch 423 1.2
Civilian veterans 3,327 13.2   English 1,305 3.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,188 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 174 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 20,260 58.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,429 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 408 4.8   Hungarian 16 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,165 100.0   Irish¹ 2,700 7.7
With a disability 2,379 12.4   Italian 284 0.8
 Percent employed 71.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 16,786 87.6   Norwegian 3,954 11.3
 Percent employed 87.1 (X)   Polish 2,219 6.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,543 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,746 38.4   Russian 138 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 121 0.3
        Scottish 262 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 16 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 32,472 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,810 61.0   Swedish 2,703 7.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,437 38.3   Swiss 116 0.3
 Same county 6,474 19.9   Ukrainian 20 0.1
 Different county 5,963 18.4   United States or American 1,068 3.1
  Same state 4,209 13.0   Welsh 76 0.2
  Different state 1,754 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 225 0.7   Other ancestries 2,709 7.8
 
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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