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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pennington 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 88,565 100.0
      enrolled in school 24,276 100.0   Native 86,666 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,515 6.2       Born in United States 85,645 96.7
Kindergarten 1,243 5.1           State of residence 50,864 57.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,787 44.4           Different state 34,781 39.3
High school (grades 9-12) 5,322 21.9       Born outside United States 1,021 1.2
College or graduate school 5,409 22.3   Foreign born 1,899 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 663 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,044 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 55,535 100.0       Not a citizen 855 1.0
Less than 9th grade 2,209 4.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,558 8.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,275 29.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,899 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,224 25.6   Europe 738 38.9
Associate degree 4,396 7.9   Asia 636 33.5
Bachelor's degree 9,441 17.0   Africa 85 4.5
Graduate or professional degree 4,432 8.0   Oceania 30 1.6
        Latin America 276 14.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.8 (X)   Northern America 134 7.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 82,286 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 68,935 100.0   English only 78,107 94.9
Never married 17,608 25.5   Language other than English 4,179 5.1
Now married, except separated 38,406 55.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,274 1.5
Separated 1,025 1.5   Spanish 1,221 1.5
Widowed 3,927 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 389 0.5
 Female 3,237 4.7   Other Indo-European languages 1,293 1.6
Divorced 7,969 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 345 0.4
 Female 4,390 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 606 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 311 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 88,565 100.0
           under 18 years 1,000 100.0     Total ancestries reported 103,897 117.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 516 51.6   Arab 146 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,646 1.9
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,673 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 63,727 100.0   Dutch 2,881 3.3
Civilian veterans 11,339 17.8   English 8,756 9.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,310 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 656 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 31,329 35.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 21,576 100.0   Greek 93 0.1
With a disability 1,875 8.7   Hungarian 143 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 48,607 100.0   Irish¹ 12,192 13.8
With a disability 7,989 16.4   Italian 1,872 2.1
 Percent employed 62.0 (X)   Lithuanian 85 0.1
No disability 40,618 83.6   Norwegian 9,775 11.0
 Percent employed 82.7 (X)   Polish 1,378 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 9,886 100.0   Portuguese 94 0.1
With a disability 3,920 39.7   Russian 1,096 1.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,262 1.4
        Scottish 1,307 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 27 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 82,286 100.0   Subsaharan African 136 0.2
Same house in 1995 39,252 47.7   Swedish 3,161 3.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 41,981 51.0   Swiss 355 0.4
 Same county 22,381 27.2   Ukrainian 67 0.1
 Different county 19,600 23.8   United States or American 4,238 4.8
  Same state 7,987 9.7   Welsh 595 0.7
  Different state 11,613 14.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 34 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,053 1.3   Other ancestries 15,590 17.6
 
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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