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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cass 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 24,334 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,664 100.0   Native 24,037 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 443 6.6       Born in United States 23,823 97.9
Kindergarten 381 5.7           State of residence 16,898 69.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,164 47.5           Different state 6,925 28.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,658 24.9       Born outside United States 214 0.9
College or graduate school 1,018 15.3   Foreign born 297 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 96 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 164 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 15,887 100.0       Not a citizen 133 0.5
Less than 9th grade 512 3.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,175 7.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,879 37.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 297 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,089 25.7   Europe 141 47.5
Associate degree 1,260 7.9   Asia 56 18.9
Bachelor's degree 2,127 13.4   Africa 16 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 845 5.3   Oceania 2 0.7
        Latin America 68 22.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.4 (X)   Northern America 14 4.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,641 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,724 100.0   English only 21,873 96.6
Never married 3,721 19.9   Language other than English 768 3.4
Now married, except separated 11,876 63.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 223 1.0
Separated 197 1.1   Spanish 424 1.9
Widowed 1,259 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 186 0.8
 Female 1,048 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 270 1.2
Divorced 1,671 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
 Female 859 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 42 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,334 100.0
           under 18 years 333 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,510 113.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 197 59.2   Arab 27 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,202 4.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 596 2.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,375 100.0   Dutch 608 2.5
Civilian veterans 3,079 17.7   English 2,565 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 763 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 115 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,547 39.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,940 100.0   Greek 53 0.2
With a disability 318 5.4   Hungarian 82 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,536 100.0   Irish¹ 3,265 13.4
With a disability 2,213 16.3   Italian 770 3.2
 Percent employed 69.3 (X)   Lithuanian 89 0.4
No disability 11,323 83.7   Norwegian 579 2.4
 Percent employed 84.9 (X)   Polish 865 3.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,742 100.0   Portuguese 52 0.2
With a disability 1,035 37.7   Russian 117 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 436 1.8
        Scottish 412 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,641 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.1
Same house in 1995 13,117 57.9   Swedish 1,094 4.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,454 41.8   Swiss 125 0.5
 Same county 3,845 17.0   Ukrainian 35 0.1
 Different county 5,609 24.8   United States or American 1,852 7.6
  Same state 3,910 17.3   Welsh 186 0.8
  Different state 1,699 7.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 70 0.3   Other ancestries 2,051 8.4
 
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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