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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Olmsted 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 124,277 100.0
      enrolled in school 34,049 100.0   Native 114,519 92.1
Nursery school, preschool 2,463 7.2       Born in United States 113,821 91.6
Kindergarten 2,021 5.9           State of residence 75,469 60.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 15,524 45.6           Different state 38,352 30.9
High school (grades 9-12) 7,756 22.8       Born outside United States 698 0.6
College or graduate school 6,285 18.5   Foreign born 9,758 7.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 5,989 4.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,224 2.6
  Population 25 years and over 80,277 100.0       Not a citizen 6,534 5.3
Less than 9th grade 3,033 3.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,106 5.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,250 24.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 9,758 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,956 22.4   Europe 1,892 19.4
Associate degree 8,067 10.0   Asia 4,257 43.6
Bachelor's degree 17,044 21.2   Africa 1,955 20.0
Graduate or professional degree 10,821 13.5   Oceania 68 0.7
        Latin America 1,131 11.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.1 (X)   Northern America 455 4.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 34.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 115,459 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 96,411 100.0   English only 104,163 90.2
Never married 24,827 25.8   Language other than English 11,296 9.8
Now married, except separated 58,351 60.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,927 4.3
Separated 981 1.0   Spanish 2,623 2.3
Widowed 4,455 4.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,089 0.9
 Female 3,652 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 2,901 2.5
Divorced 7,797 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 778 0.7
 Female 4,485 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,797 3.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,051 1.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 124,277 100.0
           under 18 years 851 100.0     Total ancestries reported 153,326 123.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 334 39.2   Arab 295 0.2
        Czech¹ 2,281 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,391 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 90,703 100.0   Dutch 2,965 2.4
Civilian veterans 11,078 12.2   English 10,317 8.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,737 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 843 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 48,070 38.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,984 100.0   Greek 472 0.4
With a disability 2,156 7.4   Hungarian 257 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 72,165 100.0   Irish¹ 15,562 12.5
With a disability 9,079 12.6   Italian 2,093 1.7
 Percent employed 69.7 (X)   Lithuanian 163 0.1
No disability 63,086 87.4   Norwegian 23,108 18.6
 Percent employed 84.9 (X)   Polish 3,903 3.1
     Population 65 years and over 12,655 100.0   Portuguese 79 0.1
With a disability 4,404 34.8   Russian 777 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 1,220 1.0
        Scottish 1,879 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 152 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 115,459 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,938 1.6
Same house in 1995 63,215 54.8   Swedish 5,777 4.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 48,615 42.1   Swiss 1,141 0.9
 Same county 25,280 21.9   Ukrainian 264 0.2
 Different county 23,335 20.2   United States or American 4,882 3.9
  Same state 8,630 7.5   Welsh 689 0.6
  Different state 14,705 12.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 47 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 3,629 3.1   Other ancestries 18,024 14.5
 
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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