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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Nobles 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 20,832 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,134 100.0   Native 18,951 91.0
Nursery school, preschool 334 6.5       Born in United States 18,882 90.6
Kindergarten 327 6.4           State of residence 12,769 61.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,352 45.8           Different state 6,113 29.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,528 29.8       Born outside United States 69 0.3
College or graduate school 593 11.6   Foreign born 1,881 9.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 999 4.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 379 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 13,654 100.0       Not a citizen 1,502 7.2
Less than 9th grade 2,003 14.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,303 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,684 34.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,881 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,749 20.1   Europe 50 2.7
Associate degree 1,072 7.9   Asia 486 25.8
Bachelor's degree 1,344 9.8   Africa 101 5.4
Graduate or professional degree 499 3.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,242 66.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.8 (X)   Northern America 2 0.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,410 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 16,404 100.0   English only 16,428 84.6
Never married 3,862 23.5   Language other than English 2,982 15.4
Now married, except separated 10,097 61.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,747 9.0
Separated 179 1.1   Spanish 1,954 10.1
Widowed 1,387 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,231 6.3
 Female 1,183 7.2   Other Indo-European languages 290 1.5
Divorced 879 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.3
 Female 470 2.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 612 3.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 368 1.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,832 100.0
           under 18 years 277 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,102 110.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 94 33.9   Arab 15 0.1
        Czech¹ 110 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 278 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,285 100.0   Dutch 2,123 10.2
Civilian veterans 1,922 12.6   English 914 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 330 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 62 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,632 46.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,910 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 334 6.8   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,847 100.0   Irish¹ 1,415 6.8
With a disability 1,735 16.0   Italian 74 0.4
 Percent employed 60.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,112 84.0   Norwegian 2,104 10.1
 Percent employed 84.7 (X)   Polish 228 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,387 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 1,269 37.5   Russian 56 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 103 0.5
        Scottish 125 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,410 100.0   Subsaharan African 104 0.5
Same house in 1995 12,611 65.0   Swedish 957 4.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,453 33.2   Swiss 60 0.3
 Same county 3,537 18.2   Ukrainian 37 0.2
 Different county 2,916 15.0   United States or American 740 3.6
  Same state 1,038 5.3   Welsh 60 0.3
  Different state 1,878 9.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 346 1.8   Other ancestries 3,554 17.1
 
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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