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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fergus 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 11,893 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,689 100.0   Native 11,774 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 162 6.0       Born in United States 11,735 98.7
Kindergarten 134 5.0           State of residence 7,901 66.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,394 51.8           Different state 3,834 32.2
High school (grades 9-12) 812 30.2       Born outside United States 39 0.3
College or graduate school 187 7.0   Foreign born 119 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 23 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 80 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 8,290 100.0       Not a citizen 39 0.3
Less than 9th grade 474 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 658 7.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,049 36.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 119 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,073 25.0   Europe 84 70.6
Associate degree 453 5.5   Asia 7 5.9
Bachelor's degree 1,187 14.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 396 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 15 12.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.3 (X)   Northern America 13 10.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,279 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,626 100.0   English only 10,922 96.8
Never married 1,939 20.1   Language other than English 357 3.2
Now married, except separated 5,717 59.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 80 0.7
Separated 77 0.8   Spanish 142 1.3
Widowed 872 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 61 0.5
 Female 763 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 209 1.9
Divorced 1,021 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.2
 Female 470 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 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 11,893 100.0
           under 18 years 118 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,615 114.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 78 66.1   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 411 3.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 215 1.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,976 100.0   Dutch 243 2.0
Civilian veterans 1,554 17.3   English 1,596 13.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 419 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 99 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,356 28.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,618 100.0   Greek 42 0.4
With a disability 190 7.3   Hungarian 11 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,228 100.0   Irish¹ 1,544 13.0
With a disability 1,026 16.5   Italian 191 1.6
 Percent employed 60.4 (X)   Lithuanian 23 0.2
No disability 5,202 83.5   Norwegian 1,524 12.8
 Percent employed 81.8 (X)   Polish 117 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,107 100.0   Portuguese 9 0.1
With a disability 825 39.2   Russian 62 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 392 3.3
        Scottish 450 3.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,279 100.0   Subsaharan African 12 0.1
Same house in 1995 6,685 59.3   Swedish 305 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,569 40.5   Swiss 94 0.8
 Same county 2,464 21.8   Ukrainian 9 0.1
 Different county 2,105 18.7   United States or American 1,279 10.8
  Same state 1,260 11.2   Welsh 80 0.7
  Different state 845 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 25 0.2   Other ancestries 1,126 9.5
 
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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