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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Stearns 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 133,166 100.0
      enrolled in school 43,624 100.0   Native 130,018 97.6
Nursery school, preschool 2,073 4.8       Born in United States 129,513 97.3
Kindergarten 1,784 4.1           State of residence 110,682 83.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,557 35.7           Different state 18,831 14.1
High school (grades 9-12) 8,895 20.4       Born outside United States 505 0.4
College or graduate school 15,315 35.1   Foreign born 3,148 2.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,846 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,147 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 77,519 100.0       Not a citizen 2,001 1.5
Less than 9th grade 5,775 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,891 6.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 25,874 33.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,148 100.0
Some college, no degree 18,455 23.8   Europe 526 16.7
Associate degree 5,488 7.1   Asia 1,653 52.5
Bachelor's degree 11,565 14.9   Africa 136 4.3
Graduate or professional degree 5,471 7.1   Oceania 19 0.6
        Latin America 709 22.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.2 (X)   Northern America 105 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 124,571 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 105,523 100.0   English only 116,753 93.7
Never married 36,572 34.7   Language other than English 7,818 6.3
Now married, except separated 56,629 53.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,638 2.1
Separated 706 0.7   Spanish 2,241 1.8
Widowed 4,900 4.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 938 0.8
 Female 4,104 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 3,959 3.2
Divorced 6,716 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 853 0.7
 Female 3,492 3.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,352 1.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 765 0.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 133,166 100.0
           under 18 years 730 100.0     Total ancestries reported 160,680 120.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 262 35.9   Arab 244 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,893 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,372 1.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 98,856 100.0   Dutch 2,002 1.5
Civilian veterans 12,090 12.2   English 4,647 3.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,825 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,029 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 77,098 57.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 35,825 100.0   Greek 215 0.2
With a disability 2,426 6.8   Hungarian 248 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 73,646 100.0   Irish¹ 11,572 8.7
With a disability 8,953 12.2   Italian 1,870 1.4
 Percent employed 68.4 (X)   Lithuanian 59 0.0
No disability 64,693 87.8   Norwegian 15,583 11.7
 Percent employed 84.9 (X)   Polish 10,599 8.0
     Population 65 years and over 13,949 100.0   Portuguese 72 0.1
With a disability 5,361 38.4   Russian 467 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 841 0.6
        Scottish 1,066 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 214 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 124,571 100.0   Subsaharan African 210 0.2
Same house in 1995 71,138 57.1   Swedish 7,280 5.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 52,030 41.8   Swiss 489 0.4
 Same county 24,516 19.7   Ukrainian 113 0.1
 Different county 27,514 22.1   United States or American 4,408 3.3
  Same state 20,986 16.8   Welsh 337 0.3
  Different state 6,528 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 35 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,403 1.1   Other ancestries 11,892 8.9
 
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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