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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Watonwan 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 11,876 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,074 100.0   Native 10,927 92.0
Nursery school, preschool 277 9.0       Born in United States 10,884 91.6
Kindergarten 179 5.8           State of residence 8,961 75.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,524 49.6           Different state 1,923 16.2
High school (grades 9-12) 833 27.1       Born outside United States 43 0.4
College or graduate school 261 8.5   Foreign born 949 8.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 541 4.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 149 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 7,745 100.0       Not a citizen 800 6.7
Less than 9th grade 1,057 13.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 810 10.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,017 39.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 949 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,419 18.3   Europe 34 3.6
Associate degree 384 5.0   Asia 74 7.8
Bachelor's degree 847 10.9   Africa 2 0.2
Graduate or professional degree 211 2.7   Oceania 5 0.5
        Latin America 808 85.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.9 (X)   Northern America 26 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,081 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,223 100.0   English only 9,318 84.1
Never married 2,096 22.7   Language other than English 1,763 15.9
Now married, except separated 5,517 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 982 8.9
Separated 84 0.9   Spanish 1,524 13.8
Widowed 879 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 903 8.1
 Female 745 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 152 1.4
Divorced 647 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.3
 Female 277 3.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 82 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 49 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,876 100.0
           under 18 years 118 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,938 117.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 62 52.5   Arab 14 0.1
        Czech¹ 134 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 230 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,586 100.0   Dutch 165 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,173 13.7   English 455 3.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 172 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 46 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,161 43.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,838 100.0   Greek 9 0.1
With a disability 265 9.3   Hungarian 21 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,038 100.0   Irish¹ 857 7.2
With a disability 841 13.9   Italian 40 0.3
 Percent employed 56.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,197 86.1   Norwegian 2,496 21.0
 Percent employed 83.5 (X)   Polish 138 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,047 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.1
With a disability 759 37.1   Russian 49 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 77 0.6
        Scottish 109 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,081 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,566 68.3   Swedish 1,065 9.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,320 30.0   Swiss 36 0.3
 Same county 1,987 17.9   Ukrainian 1 0.0
 Different county 1,333 12.0   United States or American 411 3.5
  Same state 729 6.6   Welsh 95 0.8
  Different state 604 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 195 1.8   Other ancestries 2,138 18.0
 
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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