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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: O'Brien 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 15,102 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,545 100.0   Native 14,802 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 221 6.2       Born in United States 14,765 97.8
Kindergarten 176 5.0           State of residence 11,969 79.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,759 49.6           Different state 2,796 18.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,004 28.3       Born outside United States 37 0.2
College or graduate school 385 10.9   Foreign born 300 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 181 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 132 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 10,174 100.0       Not a citizen 168 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,078 10.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 889 8.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,965 39.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 300 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,058 20.2   Europe 70 23.3
Associate degree 687 6.8   Asia 31 10.3
Bachelor's degree 1,156 11.4   Africa 38 12.7
Graduate or professional degree 341 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 147 49.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.7 (X)   Northern America 14 4.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,204 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,118 100.0   English only 13,613 95.8
Never married 2,513 20.7   Language other than English 591 4.2
Now married, except separated 7,641 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 258 1.8
Separated 61 0.5   Spanish 338 2.4
Widowed 1,178 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 175 1.2
 Female 1,043 8.6   Other Indo-European languages 212 1.5
Divorced 725 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.4
 Female 386 3.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,102 100.0
           under 18 years 75 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,386 108.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 56 74.7   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 90 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 306 2.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,336 100.0   Dutch 3,648 24.2
Civilian veterans 1,505 13.3   English 904 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 338 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 54 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,548 43.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,445 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 185 5.4   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,361 100.0   Irish¹ 1,202 8.0
With a disability 1,029 14.0   Italian 98 0.6
 Percent employed 71.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,332 86.0   Norwegian 804 5.3
 Percent employed 87.1 (X)   Polish 64 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,835 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 989 34.9   Russian 8 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 149 1.0
        Scottish 97 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 23 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 14,204 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.2
Same house in 1995 9,427 66.4   Swedish 347 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,690 33.0   Swiss 88 0.6
 Same county 2,506 17.6   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 2,184 15.4   United States or American 660 4.4
  Same state 1,418 10.0   Welsh 58 0.4
  Different state 766 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 87 0.6   Other ancestries 847 5.6
 
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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