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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Brookings 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 28,220 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,458 100.0   Native 27,567 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 475 4.1       Born in United States 27,453 97.3
Kindergarten 256 2.2           State of residence 17,734 62.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,561 22.4           Different state 9,719 34.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,544 13.5       Born outside United States 114 0.4
College or graduate school 6,622 57.8   Foreign born 653 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 390 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 253 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 14,819 100.0       Not a citizen 400 1.4
Less than 9th grade 856 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 589 4.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,190 28.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 653 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,434 23.2   Europe 117 17.9
Associate degree 980 6.6   Asia 413 63.2
Bachelor's degree 2,939 19.8   Africa 54 8.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,831 12.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 46 7.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.2 (X)   Northern America 23 3.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,601 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,438 100.0   English only 25,210 94.8
Never married 9,303 39.7   Language other than English 1,391 5.2
Now married, except separated 11,514 49.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 529 2.0
Separated 103 0.4   Spanish 418 1.6
Widowed 1,176 5.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 110 0.4
 Female 965 4.1   Other Indo-European languages 686 2.6
Divorced 1,342 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 314 1.2
 Female 682 2.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 191 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 96 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 28,220 100.0
           under 18 years 77 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,699 123.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 41 53.2   Arab 83 0.3
        Czech¹ 577 2.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,206 4.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,318 100.0   Dutch 1,764 6.3
Civilian veterans 2,318 10.4   English 1,848 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 704 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 143 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,401 43.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,874 100.0   Greek 91 0.3
With a disability 546 6.9   Hungarian 48 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,552 100.0   Irish¹ 2,741 9.7
With a disability 1,786 11.5   Italian 235 0.8
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Lithuanian 2 0.0
No disability 13,766 88.5   Norwegian 7,164 25.4
 Percent employed 85.8 (X)   Polish 480 1.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,866 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 1,141 39.8   Russian 158 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 175 0.6
        Scottish 366 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 20 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 26,601 100.0   Subsaharan African 41 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,099 45.5   Swedish 1,356 4.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,143 53.2   Swiss 132 0.5
 Same county 5,432 20.4   Ukrainian 15 0.1
 Different county 8,711 32.7   United States or American 730 2.6
  Same state 5,167 19.4   Welsh 140 0.5
  Different state 3,544 13.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 359 1.3   Other ancestries 2,068 7.3
 
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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