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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Otter Tail 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 57,159 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,133 100.0   Native 55,993 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 813 5.8       Born in United States 55,826 97.7
Kindergarten 635 4.5           State of residence 42,502 74.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,737 47.7           Different state 13,324 23.3
High school (grades 9-12) 4,090 28.9       Born outside United States 167 0.3
College or graduate school 1,858 13.1   Foreign born 1,166 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 589 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 455 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 38,739 100.0       Not a citizen 711 1.2
Less than 9th grade 3,858 10.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,339 8.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,849 33.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,166 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,726 22.5   Europe 372 31.9
Associate degree 3,305 8.5   Asia 146 12.5
Bachelor's degree 4,729 12.2   Africa 28 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,933 5.0   Oceania 16 1.4
        Latin America 472 40.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.4 (X)   Northern America 132 11.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 53,980 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 45,826 100.0   English only 51,138 94.7
Never married 9,845 21.5   Language other than English 2,842 5.3
Now married, except separated 28,257 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,109 2.1
Separated 387 0.8   Spanish 1,033 1.9
Widowed 3,894 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 520 1.0
 Female 3,200 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,378 2.6
Divorced 3,443 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 436 0.8
 Female 1,678 3.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 115 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 57,159 100.0
           under 18 years 380 100.0     Total ancestries reported 70,628 123.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 217 57.1   Arab 68 0.1
        Czech¹ 636 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,102 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,881 100.0   Dutch 1,253 2.2
Civilian veterans 6,828 15.9   English 2,858 5.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,572 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 461 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 23,317 40.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,364 100.0   Greek 34 0.1
With a disability 1,067 8.0   Hungarian 35 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,466 100.0   Irish¹ 3,649 6.4
With a disability 5,245 17.8   Italian 342 0.6
 Percent employed 60.5 (X)   Lithuanian 31 0.1
No disability 24,221 82.2   Norwegian 18,806 32.9
 Percent employed 80.5 (X)   Polish 2,084 3.6
     Population 65 years and over 9,887 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.0
With a disability 3,596 36.4   Russian 222 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 334 0.6
        Scottish 366 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 36 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 53,980 100.0   Subsaharan African 52 0.1
Same house in 1995 34,114 63.2   Swedish 5,404 9.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 19,373 35.9   Swiss 134 0.2
 Same county 10,091 18.7   Ukrainian 82 0.1
 Different county 9,282 17.2   United States or American 1,505 2.6
  Same state 5,604 10.4   Welsh 146 0.3
  Different state 3,678 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 13 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 493 0.9   Other ancestries 6,074 10.6
 
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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