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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Vernon 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 20,454 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,081 100.0   Native 20,198 98.7
Nursery school, preschool 330 6.5       Born in United States 20,114 98.3
Kindergarten 307 6.0           State of residence 13,182 64.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,342 46.1           Different state 6,932 33.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,398 27.5       Born outside United States 84 0.4
College or graduate school 704 13.9   Foreign born 256 1.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 129 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 80 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 13,169 100.0       Not a citizen 176 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,298 9.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,784 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,257 39.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 256 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,352 17.9   Europe 96 37.5
Associate degree 606 4.6   Asia 63 24.6
Bachelor's degree 1,269 9.6   Africa 21 8.2
Graduate or professional degree 603 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 12 4.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 76.6 (X)   Northern America 64 25.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,031 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,047 100.0   English only 18,444 96.9
Never married 3,155 19.7   Language other than English 587 3.1
Now married, except separated 9,364 58.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 174 0.9
Separated 282 1.8   Spanish 229 1.2
Widowed 1,339 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.2
 Female 1,039 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 248 1.3
Divorced 1,907 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.3
 Female 1,028 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 106 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 64 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,454 100.0
           under 18 years 250 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,059 83.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 108 43.2   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 69 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 56 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,018 100.0   Dutch 508 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,011 13.4   English 1,978 9.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 539 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 52 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,908 19.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,727 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 376 8.0   Hungarian 5 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,548 100.0   Irish¹ 2,313 11.3
With a disability 2,259 21.4   Italian 407 2.0
 Percent employed 54.1 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 8,289 78.6   Norwegian 172 0.8
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 131 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,965 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.1
With a disability 1,347 45.4   Russian 26 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 360 1.8
        Scottish 334 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,031 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,413 54.7   Swedish 223 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,525 44.8   Swiss 90 0.4
 Same county 4,833 25.4   Ukrainian 11 0.1
 Different county 3,692 19.4   United States or American 3,452 16.9
  Same state 2,104 11.1   Welsh 102 0.5
  Different state 1,588 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 93 0.5   Other ancestries 2,272 11.1
 
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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