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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 40,930 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,488 100.0   Native 39,167 95.7
Nursery school, preschool 578 6.1       Born in United States 38,963 95.2
Kindergarten 549 5.8           State of residence 32,153 78.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,769 50.3           Different state 6,810 16.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,431 25.6       Born outside United States 204 0.5
College or graduate school 1,161 12.2   Foreign born 1,763 4.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 978 2.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 500 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 26,747 100.0       Not a citizen 1,263 3.1
Less than 9th grade 1,230 4.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,640 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,170 45.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,763 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,184 19.4   Europe 185 10.5
Associate degree 1,310 4.9   Asia 212 12.0
Bachelor's degree 1,911 7.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,302 4.9   Oceania 6 0.3
        Latin America 1,324 75.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.8 (X)   Northern America 36 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,063 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 32,401 100.0   English only 35,265 92.6
Never married 6,872 21.2   Language other than English 2,798 7.4
Now married, except separated 18,959 58.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,444 3.8
Separated 415 1.3   Spanish 2,216 5.8
Widowed 2,502 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,186 3.1
 Female 2,021 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 340 0.9
Divorced 3,653 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 146 0.4
 Female 2,016 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 216 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,930 100.0
           under 18 years 470 100.0     Total ancestries reported 31,370 76.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 214 45.5   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 40 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 150 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 30,373 100.0   Dutch 934 2.3
Civilian veterans 4,609 15.2   English 3,110 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 770 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 89 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,716 21.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,970 100.0   Greek 81 0.2
With a disability 652 7.3   Hungarian 24 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,426 100.0   Irish¹ 3,494 8.5
With a disability 4,001 17.8   Italian 890 2.2
 Percent employed 55.5 (X)   Lithuanian 57 0.1
No disability 18,425 82.2   Norwegian 200 0.5
 Percent employed 81.3 (X)   Polish 347 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 5,664 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,463 43.5   Russian 39 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 379 0.9
        Scottish 571 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 21 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 38,063 100.0   Subsaharan African 16 0.0
Same house in 1995 22,710 59.7   Swedish 263 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,830 39.0   Swiss 61 0.1
 Same county 9,054 23.8   Ukrainian 10 0.0
 Different county 5,776 15.2   United States or American 5,658 13.8
  Same state 3,715 9.8   Welsh 209 0.5
  Different state 2,061 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 523 1.4   Other ancestries 5,229 12.8
 
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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