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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Waseca 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 19,526 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,864 100.0   Native 19,265 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 399 8.2       Born in United States 19,200 98.3
Kindergarten 253 5.2           State of residence 15,467 79.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,333 48.0           Different state 3,733 19.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,297 26.7       Born outside United States 65 0.3
College or graduate school 582 12.0   Foreign born 261 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 85 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 102 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 12,818 100.0       Not a citizen 159 0.8
Less than 9th grade 887 6.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,061 8.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,938 38.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 261 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,902 22.6   Europe 47 18.0
Associate degree 954 7.4   Asia 44 16.9
Bachelor's degree 1,649 12.9   Africa 22 8.4
Graduate or professional degree 427 3.3   Oceania 2 0.8
        Latin America 102 39.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.8 (X)   Northern America 44 16.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,216 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,394 100.0   English only 17,521 96.2
Never married 3,856 25.0   Language other than English 695 3.8
Now married, except separated 9,127 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 220 1.2
Separated 64 0.4   Spanish 442 2.4
Widowed 1,026 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 114 0.6
 Female 818 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 222 1.2
Divorced 1,321 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 84 0.5
 Female 547 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 7 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 19,526 100.0
           under 18 years 193 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,712 116.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 91 47.2   Arab 12 0.1
        Czech¹ 408 2.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 369 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,474 100.0   Dutch 314 1.6
Civilian veterans 2,052 14.2   English 893 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 658 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 148 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,416 48.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,469 100.0   Greek 8 0.0
With a disability 443 9.9   Hungarian 22 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,967 100.0   Irish¹ 2,399 12.3
With a disability 1,299 13.0   Italian 146 0.7
 Percent employed 67.1 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,668 87.0   Norwegian 3,397 17.4
 Percent employed 88.0 (X)   Polish 638 3.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,411 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 784 32.5   Russian 37 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 125 0.6
        Scottish 147 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,216 100.0   Subsaharan African 23 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,994 60.4   Swedish 966 4.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,161 39.3   Swiss 92 0.5
 Same county 3,716 20.4   Ukrainian 9 0.0
 Different county 3,445 18.9   United States or American 869 4.5
  Same state 2,209 12.1   Welsh 96 0.5
  Different state 1,236 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 61 0.3   Other ancestries 1,506 7.7
 
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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