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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Yellow Medicine 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 11,080 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,864 100.0   Native 10,944 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 177 6.2       Born in United States 10,921 98.6
Kindergarten 115 4.0           State of residence 9,219 83.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,359 47.5           Different state 1,702 15.4
High school (grades 9-12) 808 28.2       Born outside United States 23 0.2
College or graduate school 405 14.1   Foreign born 136 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 66 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 64 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 7,394 100.0       Not a citizen 72 0.6
Less than 9th grade 752 10.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 583 7.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,614 35.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 136 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,839 24.9   Europe 25 18.4
Associate degree 544 7.4   Asia 28 20.6
Bachelor's degree 770 10.4   Africa 2 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 292 3.9   Oceania 5 3.7
        Latin America 66 48.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.9 (X)   Northern America 10 7.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,447 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,848 100.0   English only 10,049 96.2
Never married 2,082 23.5   Language other than English 398 3.8
Now married, except separated 5,306 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 154 1.5
Separated 77 0.9   Spanish 235 2.2
Widowed 839 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 1.1
 Female 716 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 108 1.0
Divorced 544 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.3
 Female 257 2.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 16 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,080 100.0
           under 18 years 41 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,779 124.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 17 41.5   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 198 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 288 2.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,211 100.0   Dutch 286 2.6
Civilian veterans 1,149 14.0   English 382 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 278 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 63 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,620 41.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,687 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 189 7.0   Hungarian 6 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,472 100.0   Irish¹ 566 5.1
With a disability 733 13.4   Italian 33 0.3
 Percent employed 63.0 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.1
No disability 4,739 86.6   Norwegian 4,308 38.9
 Percent employed 83.8 (X)   Polish 306 2.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,019 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 715 35.4   Russian 7 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 43 0.4
        Scottish 77 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 10,447 100.0   Subsaharan African 3 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,160 68.5   Swedish 784 7.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,245 31.1   Swiss 17 0.2
 Same county 1,446 13.8   Ukrainian 6 0.1
 Different county 1,799 17.2   United States or American 246 2.2
  Same state 1,235 11.8   Welsh 10 0.1
  Different state 564 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 42 0.4   Other ancestries 1,245 11.2
 
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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