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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wright 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 17,955 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,349 100.0   Native 17,795 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 285 6.6       Born in United States 17,700 98.6
Kindergarten 264 6.1           State of residence 11,827 65.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,184 50.2           Different state 5,873 32.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,067 24.5       Born outside United States 95 0.5
College or graduate school 549 12.6   Foreign born 160 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 51 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 76 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 11,638 100.0       Not a citizen 84 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,489 12.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,871 16.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,736 40.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 160 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,103 18.1   Europe 61 38.1
Associate degree 293 2.5   Asia 14 8.8
Bachelor's degree 724 6.2   Africa 3 1.9
Graduate or professional degree 422 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 73 45.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.1 (X)   Northern America 9 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,721 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,995 100.0   English only 16,266 97.3
Never married 2,401 17.2   Language other than English 455 2.7
Now married, except separated 8,736 62.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 150 0.9
Separated 237 1.7   Spanish 237 1.4
Widowed 1,187 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.6
 Female 976 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 182 1.1
Divorced 1,434 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 42 0.3
 Female 777 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 21 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,955 100.0
           under 18 years 272 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,795 76.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 141 51.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 22 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 55 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,107 100.0   Dutch 366 2.0
Civilian veterans 1,931 14.7   English 1,450 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 328 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 47 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,050 11.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,307 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 246 5.7   Hungarian 31 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,382 100.0   Irish¹ 1,827 10.2
With a disability 2,305 24.6   Italian 134 0.7
 Percent employed 43.8 (X)   Lithuanian 23 0.1
No disability 7,077 75.4   Norwegian 149 0.8
 Percent employed 76.0 (X)   Polish 209 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,834 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,359 48.0   Russian 29 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 299 1.7
        Scottish 253 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,721 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,875 53.1   Swedish 164 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,777 46.5   Swiss 36 0.2
 Same county 3,957 23.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,820 22.8   United States or American 3,937 21.9
  Same state 2,220 13.3   Welsh 90 0.5
  Different state 1,600 9.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 19 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 69 0.4   Other ancestries 2,258 12.6
 
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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