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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mower 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 38,603 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,295 100.0   Native 37,210 96.4
Nursery school, preschool 680 7.3       Born in United States 37,097 96.1
Kindergarten 577 6.2           State of residence 27,268 70.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,364 46.9           Different state 9,829 25.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,365 25.4       Born outside United States 113 0.3
College or graduate school 1,309 14.1   Foreign born 1,393 3.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 963 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 408 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 25,749 100.0       Not a citizen 985 2.6
Less than 9th grade 2,065 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,490 9.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,080 35.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,393 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,981 23.2   Europe 208 14.9
Associate degree 2,336 9.1   Asia 398 28.6
Bachelor's degree 2,771 10.8   Africa 33 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,026 4.0   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 721 51.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.3 (X)   Northern America 31 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,203 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,787 100.0   English only 33,601 92.8
Never married 7,102 23.1   Language other than English 2,602 7.2
Now married, except separated 17,953 58.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,261 3.5
Separated 308 1.0   Spanish 1,555 4.3
Widowed 2,748 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 883 2.4
 Female 2,269 7.4   Other Indo-European languages 667 1.8
Divorced 2,676 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 0.4
 Female 1,355 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 284 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 193 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 38,603 100.0
           under 18 years 307 100.0     Total ancestries reported 47,250 122.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 163 53.1   Arab 34 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,242 3.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,383 3.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,940 100.0   Dutch 1,019 2.6
Civilian veterans 4,382 15.1   English 2,640 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,416 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 174 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,793 40.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,732 100.0   Greek 122 0.3
With a disability 707 8.1   Hungarian 32 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,833 100.0   Irish¹ 4,504 11.7
With a disability 3,008 15.2   Italian 345 0.9
 Percent employed 60.6 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 16,825 84.8   Norwegian 9,973 25.8
 Percent employed 84.5 (X)   Polish 738 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 7,032 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 2,612 37.1   Russian 100 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 424 1.1
        Scottish 372 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 36,203 100.0   Subsaharan African 42 0.1
Same house in 1995 22,036 60.9   Swedish 1,325 3.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,580 37.5   Swiss 83 0.2
 Same county 7,896 21.8   Ukrainian 10 0.0
 Different county 5,684 15.7   United States or American 1,553 4.0
  Same state 3,100 8.6   Welsh 181 0.5
  Different state 2,584 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 587 1.6   Other ancestries 3,710 9.6
 
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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