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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Meeker 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 22,644 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,764 100.0   Native 22,458 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 432 7.5       Born in United States 22,409 99.0
Kindergarten 328 5.7           State of residence 19,460 85.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,772 48.1           Different state 2,949 13.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,662 28.8       Born outside United States 49 0.2
College or graduate school 570 9.9   Foreign born 186 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 67 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 77 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 14,841 100.0       Not a citizen 109 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,362 9.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,380 9.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,682 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 186 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,310 22.3   Europe 62 33.3
Associate degree 1,048 7.1   Asia 52 28.0
Bachelor's degree 1,555 10.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 504 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 65 34.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.5 (X)   Northern America 7 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,189 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,750 100.0   English only 20,366 96.1
Never married 4,001 22.5   Language other than English 823 3.9
Now married, except separated 11,074 62.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 212 1.0
Separated 104 0.6   Spanish 363 1.7
Widowed 1,302 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 100 0.5
 Female 1,077 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 360 1.7
Divorced 1,269 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 65 0.3
 Female 619 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 43 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 21 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,644 100.0
           under 18 years 130 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,661 122.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 63 48.5   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 396 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 547 2.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,508 100.0   Dutch 341 1.5
Civilian veterans 2,344 14.2   English 1,069 4.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 680 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 151 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,693 47.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,489 100.0   Greek 43 0.2
With a disability 371 6.8   Hungarian 35 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,937 100.0   Irish¹ 1,952 8.6
With a disability 1,800 15.1   Italian 130 0.6
 Percent employed 61.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,137 84.9   Norwegian 3,255 14.4
 Percent employed 84.6 (X)   Polish 593 2.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,285 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,294 39.4   Russian 77 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 237 1.0
        Scottish 154 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 13 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 21,189 100.0   Subsaharan African 1 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,575 64.1   Swedish 3,898 17.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,543 35.6   Swiss 42 0.2
 Same county 3,482 16.4   Ukrainian 16 0.1
 Different county 4,061 19.2   United States or American 690 3.0
  Same state 3,397 16.0   Welsh 43 0.2
  Different state 664 3.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 71 0.3   Other ancestries 2,588 11.4
 
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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