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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Minnehaha 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 148,281 100.0
      enrolled in school 38,766 100.0   Native 142,253 95.9
Nursery school, preschool 2,820 7.3       Born in United States 141,518 95.4
Kindergarten 2,037 5.3           State of residence 92,500 62.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 17,093 44.1           Different state 49,018 33.1
High school (grades 9-12) 8,835 22.8       Born outside United States 735 0.5
College or graduate school 7,981 20.6   Foreign born 6,028 4.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4,267 2.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,749 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 93,400 100.0       Not a citizen 4,279 2.9
Less than 9th grade 4,128 4.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,640 7.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28,733 30.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,028 100.0
Some college, no degree 22,404 24.0   Europe 1,819 30.2
Associate degree 7,235 7.7   Asia 1,516 25.1
Bachelor's degree 17,912 19.2   Africa 1,284 21.3
Graduate or professional degree 6,348 6.8   Oceania 21 0.3
        Latin America 1,196 19.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.5 (X)   Northern America 192 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 137,416 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 116,035 100.0   English only 128,234 93.3
Never married 32,999 28.4   Language other than English 9,182 6.7
Now married, except separated 63,446 54.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,269 3.1
Separated 1,402 1.2   Spanish 3,136 2.3
Widowed 6,606 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,598 1.2
 Female 5,596 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 3,315 2.4
Divorced 11,582 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,408 1.0
 Female 6,431 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,098 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 576 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 148,281 100.0
           under 18 years 1,174 100.0     Total ancestries reported 178,185 120.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 602 51.3   Arab 511 0.3
        Czech¹ 2,272 1.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4,655 3.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 109,279 100.0   Dutch 10,107 6.8
Civilian veterans 14,350 13.1   English 9,615 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,633 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 887 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 61,732 41.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 34,364 100.0   Greek 216 0.1
With a disability 2,698 7.9   Hungarian 158 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 84,616 100.0   Irish¹ 17,305 11.7
With a disability 12,732 15.0   Italian 1,515 1.0
 Percent employed 71.5 (X)   Lithuanian 45 0.0
No disability 71,884 85.0   Norwegian 28,954 19.5
 Percent employed 88.1 (X)   Polish 2,280 1.5
     Population 65 years and over 15,086 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.0
With a disability 5,704 37.8   Russian 1,019 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 1,460 1.0
        Scottish 1,381 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 69 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 137,416 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,237 0.8
Same house in 1995 67,330 49.0   Swedish 7,356 5.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 67,332 49.0   Swiss 469 0.3
 Same county 38,181 27.8   Ukrainian 424 0.3
 Different county 29,151 21.2   United States or American 5,060 3.4
  Same state 13,046 9.5   Welsh 713 0.5
  Different state 16,105 11.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 30 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,754 2.0   Other ancestries 14,054 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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