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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dakota 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 20,253 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,524 100.0   Native 17,084 84.4
Nursery school, preschool 398 7.2       Born in United States 16,995 83.9
Kindergarten 332 6.0           State of residence 3,985 19.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,792 50.5           Different state 13,010 64.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,355 24.5       Born outside United States 89 0.4
College or graduate school 647 11.7   Foreign born 3,169 15.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,552 7.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 761 3.8
  Population 25 years and over 12,103 100.0       Not a citizen 2,408 11.9
Less than 9th grade 1,569 13.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,642 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,387 36.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,169 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,386 19.7   Europe 95 3.0
Associate degree 621 5.1   Asia 459 14.5
Bachelor's degree 1,022 8.4   Africa 2 0.1
Graduate or professional degree 476 3.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2,589 81.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.5 (X)   Northern America 24 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,557 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,120 100.0   English only 13,979 75.3
Never married 3,909 25.9   Language other than English 4,578 24.7
Now married, except separated 8,585 56.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,686 14.5
Separated 244 1.6   Spanish 3,954 21.3
Widowed 923 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,331 12.6
 Female 748 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 173 0.9
Divorced 1,459 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 32 0.2
 Female 809 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 434 2.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 323 1.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,253 100.0
           under 18 years 304 100.0     Total ancestries reported 21,986 108.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 102 33.6   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 255 1.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 682 3.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,051 100.0   Dutch 470 2.3
Civilian veterans 1,670 11.9   English 1,361 6.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 736 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 160 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,976 29.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,244 100.0   Greek 31 0.2
With a disability 412 7.9   Hungarian 15 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,230 100.0   Irish¹ 2,863 14.1
With a disability 1,753 15.6   Italian 243 1.2
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.1
No disability 9,477 84.4   Norwegian 832 4.1
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 241 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 1,846 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 777 42.1   Russian 15 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 209 1.0
        Scottish 184 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 18,557 100.0   Subsaharan African 26 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,621 51.8   Swedish 710 3.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,180 44.1   Swiss 123 0.6
 Same county 3,842 20.7   Ukrainian 11 0.1
 Different county 4,338 23.4   United States or American 776 3.8
  Same state 1,006 5.4   Welsh 60 0.3
  Different state 3,332 18.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 756 4.1   Other ancestries 5,942 29.3
 
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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