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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wadena 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 13,713 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,538 100.0   Native 13,580 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 177 5.0       Born in United States 13,533 98.7
Kindergarten 230 6.5           State of residence 11,043 80.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,657 46.8           Different state 2,490 18.2
High school (grades 9-12) 905 25.6       Born outside United States 47 0.3
College or graduate school 569 16.1   Foreign born 133 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 21 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 98 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 9,047 100.0       Not a citizen 35 0.3
Less than 9th grade 946 10.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 906 10.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,340 36.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 133 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,024 22.4   Europe 38 28.6
Associate degree 619 6.8   Asia 50 37.6
Bachelor's degree 771 8.5   Africa 2 1.5
Graduate or professional degree 441 4.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 30 22.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.5 (X)   Northern America 13 9.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 12,844 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 10,817 100.0   English only 12,132 94.5
Never married 2,353 21.8   Language other than English 712 5.5
Now married, except separated 6,400 59.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 237 1.8
Separated 104 1.0   Spanish 111 0.9
Widowed 998 9.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.3
 Female 852 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 211 1.6
Divorced 962 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.3
 Female 496 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 33 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 13,713 100.0
           under 18 years 94 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,499 113.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 27 28.7   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 151 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 252 1.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,172 100.0   Dutch 297 2.2
Civilian veterans 1,492 14.7   English 667 4.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 323 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 87 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,120 37.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,221 100.0   Greek 7 0.1
With a disability 265 8.2   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,885 100.0   Irish¹ 965 7.0
With a disability 1,499 21.8   Italian 117 0.9
 Percent employed 53.7 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 5,386 78.2   Norwegian 2,110 15.4
 Percent employed 78.5 (X)   Polish 444 3.2
     Population 65 years and over 2,378 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 903 38.0   Russian 22 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 116 0.8
        Scottish 77 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 12,844 100.0   Subsaharan African 13 0.1
Same house in 1995 7,982 62.1   Swedish 1,172 8.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,846 37.7   Swiss 38 0.3
 Same county 2,164 16.8   Ukrainian 8 0.1
 Different county 2,682 20.9   United States or American 994 7.2
  Same state 2,093 16.3   Welsh 44 0.3
  Different state 589 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 16 0.1   Other ancestries 2,448 17.9
 
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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