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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rice 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 56,665 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,631 100.0   Native 53,968 95.2
Nursery school, preschool 988 5.3       Born in United States 53,665 94.7
Kindergarten 755 4.1           State of residence 40,511 71.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,692 35.9           Different state 13,154 23.2
High school (grades 9-12) 3,837 20.6       Born outside United States 303 0.5
College or graduate school 6,359 34.1   Foreign born 2,697 4.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,469 2.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 688 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 33,400 100.0       Not a citizen 2,009 3.5
Less than 9th grade 2,206 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,730 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,016 33.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,697 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,877 23.6   Europe 223 8.3
Associate degree 2,096 6.3   Asia 638 23.7
Bachelor's degree 4,764 14.3   Africa 188 7.0
Graduate or professional degree 2,711 8.1   Oceania 14 0.5
        Latin America 1,556 57.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.2 (X)   Northern America 78 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 53,208 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 45,082 100.0   English only 48,188 90.6
Never married 13,813 30.6   Language other than English 5,020 9.4
Now married, except separated 24,715 54.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,368 4.5
Separated 529 1.2   Spanish 2,706 5.1
Widowed 2,453 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,613 3.0
 Female 2,048 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,315 2.5
Divorced 3,572 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 223 0.4
 Female 1,741 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 705 1.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 341 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 56,665 100.0
           under 18 years 471 100.0     Total ancestries reported 70,165 123.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 158 33.5   Arab 83 0.1
        Czech¹ 4,410 7.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,221 2.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,350 100.0   Dutch 1,570 2.8
Civilian veterans 4,874 11.5   English 4,096 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,993 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 742 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 21,068 37.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,366 100.0   Greek 83 0.1
With a disability 1,100 7.2   Hungarian 60 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 30,149 100.0   Irish¹ 6,572 11.6
With a disability 4,167 13.8   Italian 817 1.4
 Percent employed 68.8 (X)   Lithuanian 51 0.1
No disability 25,982 86.2   Norwegian 9,641 17.0
 Percent employed 83.1 (X)   Polish 1,521 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 5,701 100.0   Portuguese 77 0.1
With a disability 2,164 38.0   Russian 225 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 536 0.9
        Scottish 778 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 52 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 53,208 100.0   Subsaharan African 242 0.4
Same house in 1995 27,811 52.3   Swedish 3,628 6.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 24,253 45.6   Swiss 315 0.6
 Same county 10,906 20.5   Ukrainian 62 0.1
 Different county 13,347 25.1   United States or American 1,656 2.9
  Same state 7,820 14.7   Welsh 281 0.5
  Different state 5,527 10.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 45 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 1,144 2.2   Other ancestries 7,340 13.0
 
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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