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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mitchell 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 15,687 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,102 100.0   Native 15,451 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 142 4.6       Born in United States 15,382 98.1
Kindergarten 193 6.2           State of residence 12,211 77.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,598 51.5           Different state 3,171 20.2
High school (grades 9-12) 717 23.1       Born outside United States 69 0.4
College or graduate school 452 14.6   Foreign born 236 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 137 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 61 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 11,315 100.0       Not a citizen 175 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,659 14.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,895 16.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,720 32.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 236 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,043 18.1   Europe 34 14.4
Associate degree 617 5.5   Asia 22 9.3
Bachelor's degree 898 7.9   Africa 6 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 483 4.3   Oceania 4 1.7
        Latin America 144 61.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.6 (X)   Northern America 26 11.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,912 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,993 100.0   English only 14,335 96.1
Never married 2,032 15.6   Language other than English 577 3.9
Now married, except separated 8,533 65.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 230 1.5
Separated 248 1.9   Spanish 399 2.7
Widowed 1,134 8.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 200 1.3
 Female 948 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 147 1.0
Divorced 1,046 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.2
 Female 499 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 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 15,687 100.0
           under 18 years 198 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,873 69.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 93 47.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 7 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 22 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 12,387 100.0   Dutch 101 0.6
Civilian veterans 1,622 13.1   English 1,606 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 178 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 14 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,139 7.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,950 100.0   Greek 12 0.1
With a disability 260 8.8   Hungarian 20 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,010 100.0   Irish¹ 1,101 7.0
With a disability 2,248 25.0   Italian 120 0.8
 Percent employed 46.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,762 75.0   Norwegian 11 0.1
 Percent employed 77.0 (X)   Polish 103 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,805 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.1
With a disability 1,410 50.3   Russian 14 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 864 5.5
        Scottish 496 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,912 100.0   Subsaharan African 2 0.0
Same house in 1995 9,838 66.0   Swedish 104 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,937 33.1   Swiss 31 0.2
 Same county 2,700 18.1   Ukrainian 10 0.1
 Different county 2,237 15.0   United States or American 3,442 21.9
  Same state 1,598 10.7   Welsh 111 0.7
  Different state 639 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 137 0.9   Other ancestries 1,353 8.6
 
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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