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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cass 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 30,438 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,138 100.0   Native 30,108 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 401 5.6       Born in United States 30,056 98.7
Kindergarten 389 5.4           State of residence 22,021 72.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,561 49.9           Different state 8,035 26.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,970 27.6       Born outside United States 52 0.2
College or graduate school 817 11.4   Foreign born 330 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 139 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 136 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 20,546 100.0       Not a citizen 194 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,456 7.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,678 17.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,858 38.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 330 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,267 20.8   Europe 71 21.5
Associate degree 822 4.0   Asia 33 10.0
Bachelor's degree 1,714 8.3   Africa 8 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 751 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 205 62.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.0 (X)   Northern America 13 3.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,613 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,290 100.0   English only 27,702 96.8
Never married 4,449 18.3   Language other than English 911 3.2
Now married, except separated 14,591 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 334 1.2
Separated 544 2.2   Spanish 717 2.5
Widowed 2,407 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 294 1.0
 Female 2,058 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 127 0.4
Divorced 2,299 9.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
 Female 1,128 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 52 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 30,438 100.0
           under 18 years 817 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,309 79.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 491 60.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 47 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,863 100.0   Dutch 447 1.5
Civilian veterans 3,498 15.3   English 2,425 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 625 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 100 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,847 6.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,930 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 658 9.5   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,238 100.0   Irish¹ 3,360 11.0
With a disability 4,172 25.7   Italian 249 0.8
 Percent employed 49.2 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 12,066 74.3   Norwegian 31 0.1
 Percent employed 70.4 (X)   Polish 86 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 4,977 100.0   Portuguese 14 0.0
With a disability 2,347 47.2   Russian 7 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 570 1.9
        Scottish 321 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 28,613 100.0   Subsaharan African 93 0.3
Same house in 1995 17,799 62.2   Swedish 124 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,705 37.4   Swiss 36 0.1
 Same county 6,166 21.5   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 4,539 15.9   United States or American 5,230 17.2
  Same state 2,936 10.3   Welsh 108 0.4
  Different state 1,603 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 17 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 109 0.4   Other ancestries 8,540 28.1
 
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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