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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cass 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 82,092 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,176 100.0   Native 80,780 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 1,658 7.8       Born in United States 79,939 97.4
Kindergarten 1,325 6.3           State of residence 51,865 63.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,719 50.6           Different state 28,074 34.2
High school (grades 9-12) 4,661 22.0       Born outside United States 841 1.0
College or graduate school 2,813 13.3   Foreign born 1,312 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 515 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 620 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 52,767 100.0       Not a citizen 692 0.8
Less than 9th grade 1,667 3.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,339 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19,902 37.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,312 100.0
Some college, no degree 13,263 25.1   Europe 419 31.9
Associate degree 3,262 6.2   Asia 294 22.4
Bachelor's degree 6,374 12.1   Africa 26 2.0
Graduate or professional degree 2,960 5.6   Oceania 2 0.2
        Latin America 459 35.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.7 (X)   Northern America 112 8.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 76,039 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 62,634 100.0   English only 73,604 96.8
Never married 11,485 18.3   Language other than English 2,435 3.2
Now married, except separated 40,280 64.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 831 1.1
Separated 864 1.4   Spanish 1,464 1.9
Widowed 3,669 5.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 538 0.7
 Female 3,079 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 681 0.9
Divorced 6,336 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 193 0.3
 Female 3,583 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 208 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 95 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 82,092 100.0
           under 18 years 1,339 100.0     Total ancestries reported 79,898 97.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 564 42.1   Arab 47 0.1
        Czech¹ 562 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 461 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 58,493 100.0   Dutch 2,361 2.9
Civilian veterans 9,451 16.2   English 9,712 11.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,321 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 312 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 18,786 22.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 19,769 100.0   Greek 126 0.2
With a disability 1,255 6.3   Hungarian 180 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 46,129 100.0   Irish¹ 12,072 14.7
With a disability 7,229 15.7   Italian 2,156 2.6
 Percent employed 64.3 (X)   Lithuanian 41 0.0
No disability 38,900 84.3   Norwegian 930 1.1
 Percent employed 82.6 (X)   Polish 911 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 8,894 100.0   Portuguese 101 0.1
With a disability 3,297 37.1   Russian 283 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,931 2.4
        Scottish 1,529 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 57 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 76,039 100.0   Subsaharan African 33 0.0
Same house in 1995 39,954 52.5   Swedish 1,593 1.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 35,531 46.7   Swiss 313 0.4
 Same county 15,058 19.8   Ukrainian 68 0.1
 Different county 20,473 26.9   United States or American 10,805 13.2
  Same state 12,589 16.6   Welsh 664 0.8
  Different state 7,884 10.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 6 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 554 0.7   Other ancestries 11,537 14.1
 
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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