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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Becker 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 30,000 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,526 100.0   Native 29,691 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 429 5.7       Born in United States 29,593 98.6
Kindergarten 378 5.0           State of residence 21,353 71.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,810 50.6           Different state 8,240 27.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,125 28.2       Born outside United States 98 0.3
College or graduate school 784 10.4   Foreign born 309 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 125 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 195 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 19,834 100.0       Not a citizen 114 0.4
Less than 9th grade 1,494 7.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,892 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,874 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 309 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,802 24.2   Europe 100 32.4
Associate degree 1,456 7.3   Asia 125 40.5
Bachelor's degree 2,492 12.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 824 4.2   Oceania 6 1.9
        Latin America 11 3.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.9 (X)   Northern America 67 21.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,118 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,636 100.0   English only 26,886 95.6
Never married 5,332 22.6   Language other than English 1,232 4.4
Now married, except separated 14,318 60.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 365 1.3
Separated 201 0.9   Spanish 350 1.2
Widowed 1,884 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 0.4
 Female 1,558 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 371 1.3
Divorced 1,901 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 74 0.3
 Female 873 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 83 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 59 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 30,000 100.0
           under 18 years 325 100.0     Total ancestries reported 37,235 124.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 171 52.6   Arab 29 0.1
        Czech¹ 535 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 496 1.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 21,989 100.0   Dutch 547 1.8
Civilian veterans 3,608 16.4   English 1,692 5.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,061 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 329 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,359 37.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,190 100.0   Greek 24 0.1
With a disability 530 7.4   Hungarian 20 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 15,935 100.0   Irish¹ 2,161 7.2
With a disability 2,685 16.8   Italian 219 0.7
 Percent employed 55.2 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 13,250 83.2   Norwegian 8,601 28.7
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 697 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 4,530 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 1,584 35.0   Russian 101 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 182 0.6
        Scottish 238 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 19 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 28,118 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 17,377 61.8   Swedish 2,669 8.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,616 37.8   Swiss 73 0.2
 Same county 5,208 18.5   Ukrainian 18 0.1
 Different county 5,408 19.2   United States or American 734 2.4
  Same state 3,341 11.9   Welsh 41 0.1
  Different state 2,067 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 125 0.4   Other ancestries 5,371 17.9
 
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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