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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pennington 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 13,584 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,589 100.0   Native 13,360 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 238 6.6       Born in United States 13,287 97.8
Kindergarten 194 5.4           State of residence 10,239 75.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,447 40.3           Different state 3,048 22.4
High school (grades 9-12) 915 25.5       Born outside United States 73 0.5
College or graduate school 795 22.2   Foreign born 224 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 135 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 75 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 8,848 100.0       Not a citizen 149 1.1
Less than 9th grade 805 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 851 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,746 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 224 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,190 24.8   Europe 42 18.8
Associate degree 940 10.6   Asia 64 28.6
Bachelor's degree 935 10.6   Africa 4 1.8
Graduate or professional degree 381 4.3   Oceania 3 1.3
        Latin America 60 26.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.3 (X)   Northern America 51 22.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,747 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,946 100.0   English only 12,241 96.0
Never married 2,924 26.7   Language other than English 506 4.0
Now married, except separated 6,078 55.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 157 1.2
Separated 87 0.8   Spanish 173 1.4
Widowed 889 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.4
 Female 747 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 279 2.2
Divorced 968 8.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 75 0.6
 Female 544 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 45 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 34 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,584 100.0
           under 18 years 64 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,594 129.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 19 29.7   Arab 8 0.1
        Czech¹ 376 2.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 200 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,283 100.0   Dutch 244 1.8
Civilian veterans 1,354 13.2   English 461 3.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 930 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 250 1.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,026 22.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,206 100.0   Greek 5 0.0
With a disability 216 6.7   Hungarian 45 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,316 100.0   Irish¹ 831 6.1
With a disability 1,215 16.6   Italian 99 0.7
 Percent employed 66.5 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.1
No disability 6,101 83.4   Norwegian 6,879 50.6
 Percent employed 80.9 (X)   Polish 585 4.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,999 100.0   Portuguese 5 0.0
With a disability 863 43.2   Russian 39 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 48 0.4
        Scottish 108 0.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 12,747 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,677 60.2   Swedish 1,965 14.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,981 39.1   Swiss 23 0.2
 Same county 2,593 20.3   Ukrainian 53 0.4
 Different county 2,388 18.7   United States or American 241 1.8
  Same state 1,617 12.7   Welsh 17 0.1
  Different state 771 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 89 0.7   Other ancestries 1,111 8.2
 
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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