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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dakota 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 355,904 100.0
      enrolled in school 101,596 100.0   Native 337,855 94.9
Nursery school, preschool 7,717 7.6       Born in United States 335,193 94.2
Kindergarten 5,882 5.8           State of residence 237,668 66.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 48,156 47.4           Different state 97,525 27.4
High school (grades 9-12) 22,644 22.3       Born outside United States 2,662 0.7
College or graduate school 17,197 16.9   Foreign born 18,049 5.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 9,047 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 8,456 2.4
  Population 25 years and over 224,313 100.0       Not a citizen 9,593 2.7
Less than 9th grade 5,272 2.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,948 4.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 52,806 23.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 18,049 100.0
Some college, no degree 57,352 25.6   Europe 3,827 21.2
Associate degree 20,670 9.2   Asia 7,679 42.5
Bachelor's degree 57,346 25.6   Africa 1,466 8.1
Graduate or professional degree 20,919 9.3   Oceania 163 0.9
        Latin America 3,778 20.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 93.2 (X)   Northern America 1,136 6.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 328,482 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 268,900 100.0   English only 303,539 92.4
Never married 68,666 25.5   Language other than English 24,943 7.6
Now married, except separated 163,683 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,658 2.9
Separated 2,145 0.8   Spanish 8,499 2.6
Widowed 9,961 3.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,382 1.0
 Female 8,066 3.0   Other Indo-European languages 8,167 2.5
Divorced 24,445 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,452 0.7
 Female 14,381 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6,277 1.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,133 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 355,904 100.0
           under 18 years 2,977 100.0     Total ancestries reported 466,362 131.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,029 34.6   Arab 1,858 0.5
        Czech¹ 8,029 2.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 6,181 1.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 251,692 100.0   Dutch 6,971 2.0
Civilian veterans 31,776 12.6   English 25,173 7.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 14,963 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,306 1.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 139,083 39.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 87,733 100.0   Greek 1,069 0.3
With a disability 6,003 6.8   Hungarian 1,023 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 213,544 100.0   Irish¹ 53,766 15.1
With a disability 26,133 12.2   Italian 10,945 3.1
 Percent employed 72.2 (X)   Lithuanian 708 0.2
No disability 187,411 87.8   Norwegian 56,950 16.0
 Percent employed 87.0 (X)   Polish 16,909 4.8
     Population 65 years and over 25,721 100.0   Portuguese 126 0.0
With a disability 9,392 36.5   Russian 3,077 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 3,596 1.0
        Scottish 5,270 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 721 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 328,482 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,006 0.6
Same house in 1995 178,360 54.3   Swedish 32,587 9.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 144,837 44.1   Swiss 1,966 0.6
 Same county 65,973 20.1   Ukrainian 1,692 0.5
 Different county 78,864 24.0   United States or American 10,196 2.9
  Same state 50,678 15.4   Welsh 1,861 0.5
  Different state 28,186 8.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 227 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 5,285 1.6   Other ancestries 55,103 15.5
 
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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