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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Benson 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 6,964 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,216 100.0   Native 6,929 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 120 5.4       Born in United States 6,920 99.4
Kindergarten 165 7.4           State of residence 6,205 89.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,195 53.9           Different state 715 10.3
High school (grades 9-12) 567 25.6       Born outside United States 9 0.1
College or graduate school 169 7.6   Foreign born 35 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 13 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 3,902 100.0       Not a citizen 22 0.3
Less than 9th grade 383 9.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 640 16.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,177 30.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 35 100.0
Some college, no degree 893 22.9   Europe 12 34.3
Associate degree 383 9.8   Asia 3 8.6
Bachelor's degree 345 8.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 81 2.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3 8.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.8 (X)   Northern America 17 48.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 6,332 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,891 100.0   English only 5,813 91.8
Never married 1,744 35.7   Language other than English 519 8.2
Now married, except separated 2,352 48.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 87 1.4
Separated 60 1.2   Spanish 17 0.3
Widowed 379 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
 Female 295 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 145 2.3
Divorced 356 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 28 0.4
 Female 170 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,964 100.0
           under 18 years 234 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,851 112.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 159 67.9   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 42 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 35 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,433 100.0   Dutch 70 1.0
Civilian veterans 526 11.9   English 136 2.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 138 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 34 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,305 18.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,159 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 130 6.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,206 100.0   Irish¹ 302 4.3
With a disability 713 22.2   Italian 21 0.3
 Percent employed 55.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,493 77.8   Norwegian 1,864 26.8
 Percent employed 68.3 (X)   Polish 34 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 920 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 356 38.7   Russian 30 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 26 0.4
        Scottish 37 0.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 6,332 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,208 66.5   Swedish 314 4.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,106 33.3   Swiss 29 0.4
 Same county 1,296 20.5   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 810 12.8   United States or American 69 1.0
  Same state 565 8.9   Welsh 3 0.0
  Different state 245 3.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 18 0.3   Other ancestries 3,355 48.2
 
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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