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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 23,932 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,545 100.0   Native 23,558 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 435 6.6       Born in United States 23,470 98.1
Kindergarten 382 5.8           State of residence 20,127 84.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,220 49.2           Different state 3,343 14.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,683 25.7       Born outside United States 88 0.4
College or graduate school 825 12.6   Foreign born 374 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 200 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 98 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 14,972 100.0       Not a citizen 276 1.2
Less than 9th grade 1,818 12.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,380 22.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,298 35.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 374 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,674 17.9   Europe 49 13.1
Associate degree 437 2.9   Asia 33 8.8
Bachelor's degree 884 5.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 481 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 281 75.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 65.3 (X)   Northern America 11 2.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,238 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,459 100.0   English only 21,353 96.0
Never married 5,084 27.5   Language other than English 885 4.0
Now married, except separated 9,164 49.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 455 2.0
Separated 1,046 5.7   Spanish 658 3.0
Widowed 1,629 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 423 1.9
 Female 1,268 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 130 0.6
Divorced 1,536 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 23 0.1
 Female 853 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 75 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,932 100.0
           under 18 years 780 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,506 73.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 357 45.8   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 27 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,336 100.0   Dutch 110 0.5
Civilian veterans 1,814 10.5   English 1,104 4.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 107 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 46 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 487 2.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,696 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 570 10.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,917 100.0   Irish¹ 986 4.1
With a disability 3,429 28.8   Italian 70 0.3
 Percent employed 52.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,488 71.2   Norwegian 7 0.0
 Percent employed 73.4 (X)   Polish 99 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,640 100.0   Portuguese 45 0.2
With a disability 1,171 44.4   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 291 1.2
        Scottish 264 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,238 100.0   Subsaharan African 286 1.2
Same house in 1995 13,616 61.2   Swedish 45 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,382 37.7   Swiss 18 0.1
 Same county 4,639 20.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,743 16.8   United States or American 3,811 15.9
  Same state 2,778 12.5   Welsh 9 0.0
  Different state 965 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 240 1.1   Other ancestries 9,656 40.3
 
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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