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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nicollet 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 29,771 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,887 100.0   Native 28,974 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 559 5.7       Born in United States 28,790 96.7
Kindergarten 318 3.2           State of residence 22,887 76.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,444 34.8           Different state 5,903 19.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,904 19.3       Born outside United States 184 0.6
College or graduate school 3,662 37.0   Foreign born 797 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 501 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 269 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 17,496 100.0       Not a citizen 528 1.8
Less than 9th grade 759 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 966 5.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,849 27.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 797 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,190 23.9   Europe 130 16.3
Associate degree 1,607 9.2   Asia 305 38.3
Bachelor's degree 3,514 20.1   Africa 78 9.8
Graduate or professional degree 1,611 9.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 239 30.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.1 (X)   Northern America 45 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 29.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,021 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,912 100.0   English only 26,382 94.2
Never married 7,668 32.1   Language other than English 1,639 5.8
Now married, except separated 13,237 55.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 548 2.0
Separated 204 0.9   Spanish 743 2.7
Widowed 1,223 5.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 332 1.2
 Female 976 4.1   Other Indo-European languages 561 2.0
Divorced 1,580 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 103 0.4
 Female 864 3.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 254 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 29,771 100.0
           under 18 years 162 100.0     Total ancestries reported 36,621 123.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 66 40.7   Arab 66 0.2
        Czech¹ 509 1.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 719 2.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,403 100.0   Dutch 531 1.8
Civilian veterans 2,553 11.4   English 1,621 5.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 861 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 219 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,338 51.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,225 100.0   Greek 54 0.2
With a disability 513 6.2   Hungarian 33 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,210 100.0   Irish¹ 2,882 9.7
With a disability 2,029 12.5   Italian 343 1.2
 Percent employed 73.2 (X)   Lithuanian 3 0.0
No disability 14,181 87.5   Norwegian 4,751 16.0
 Percent employed 87.5 (X)   Polish 688 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 2,985 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 977 32.7   Russian 76 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 313 1.1
        Scottish 416 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 22 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 28,021 100.0   Subsaharan African 82 0.3
Same house in 1995 15,423 55.0   Swedish 3,069 10.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,272 43.8   Swiss 196 0.7
 Same county 3,644 13.0   Ukrainian 22 0.1
 Different county 8,628 30.8   United States or American 939 3.2
  Same state 6,397 22.8   Welsh 290 1.0
  Different state 2,231 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 25 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 326 1.2   Other ancestries 2,542 8.5
 
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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