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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Steele 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 33,680 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,991 100.0   Native 32,492 96.5
Nursery school, preschool 578 6.4       Born in United States 32,289 95.9
Kindergarten 517 5.8           State of residence 25,698 76.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,313 48.0           Different state 6,591 19.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,399 26.7       Born outside United States 203 0.6
College or graduate school 1,184 13.2   Foreign born 1,188 3.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 787 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 395 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 21,550 100.0       Not a citizen 793 2.4
Less than 9th grade 1,449 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,443 6.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,743 35.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,188 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,020 23.3   Europe 209 17.6
Associate degree 1,555 7.2   Asia 200 16.8
Bachelor's degree 3,309 15.4   Africa 376 31.6
Graduate or professional degree 1,031 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 386 32.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.6 (X)   Northern America 17 1.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 31,356 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,090 100.0   English only 29,150 93.0
Never married 6,040 23.2   Language other than English 2,206 7.0
Now married, except separated 16,044 61.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 801 2.6
Separated 223 0.9   Spanish 1,087 3.5
Widowed 1,725 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 431 1.4
 Female 1,410 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 555 1.8
Divorced 2,058 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 112 0.4
 Female 1,210 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 189 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,680 100.0
           under 18 years 240 100.0     Total ancestries reported 41,551 123.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 84 35.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 2,804 8.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,172 3.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,314 100.0   Dutch 726 2.2
Civilian veterans 3,166 13.0   English 1,819 5.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,146 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 174 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,401 42.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,278 100.0   Greek 50 0.1
With a disability 561 6.8   Hungarian 69 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,595 100.0   Irish¹ 3,018 9.0
With a disability 2,333 12.5   Italian 233 0.7
 Percent employed 67.9 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.0
No disability 16,262 87.5   Norwegian 7,297 21.7
 Percent employed 87.2 (X)   Polish 1,143 3.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,162 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 1,426 34.3   Russian 53 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 272 0.8
        Scottish 347 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 41 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 31,356 100.0   Subsaharan African 445 1.3
Same house in 1995 18,016 57.5   Swedish 1,541 4.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,780 40.8   Swiss 168 0.5
 Same county 7,015 22.4   Ukrainian 55 0.2
 Different county 5,765 18.4   United States or American 1,086 3.2
  Same state 3,810 12.2   Welsh 155 0.5
  Different state 1,955 6.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 560 1.8   Other ancestries 3,314 9.8
 
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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