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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 123,138 100.0
      enrolled in school 37,145 100.0   Native 119,209 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,967 5.3       Born in United States 118,600 96.3
Kindergarten 1,731 4.7           State of residence 75,943 61.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 12,754 34.3           Different state 42,657 34.6
High school (grades 9-12) 6,396 17.2       Born outside United States 609 0.5
College or graduate school 14,297 38.5   Foreign born 3,929 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,843 2.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,006 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 74,668 100.0       Not a citizen 2,923 2.4
Less than 9th grade 2,775 3.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,019 5.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,102 22.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,929 100.0
Some college, no degree 20,096 26.9   Europe 1,400 35.6
Associate degree 7,339 9.8   Asia 1,214 30.9
Bachelor's degree 17,220 23.1   Africa 644 16.4
Graduate or professional degree 6,117 8.2   Oceania 14 0.4
        Latin America 236 6.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.9 (X)   Northern America 421 10.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 31.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 115,059 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 99,095 100.0   English only 108,743 94.5
Never married 33,720 34.0   Language other than English 6,316 5.5
Now married, except separated 51,623 52.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,160 1.9
Separated 770 0.8   Spanish 1,662 1.4
Widowed 4,515 4.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 500 0.4
 Female 3,770 3.8   Other Indo-European languages 3,283 2.9
Divorced 8,467 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,107 1.0
 Female 4,800 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 755 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 264 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 123,138 100.0
           under 18 years 541 100.0     Total ancestries reported 163,420 132.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 292 54.0   Arab 349 0.3
        Czech¹ 2,193 1.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,043 1.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 94,070 100.0   Dutch 1,426 1.2
Civilian veterans 10,414 11.1   English 6,496 5.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,981 4.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,378 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 52,193 42.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 28,422 100.0   Greek 200 0.2
With a disability 2,283 8.0   Hungarian 237 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 74,395 100.0   Irish¹ 10,329 8.4
With a disability 10,484 14.1   Italian 1,327 1.1
 Percent employed 70.3 (X)   Lithuanian 103 0.1
No disability 63,911 85.9   Norwegian 45,396 36.9
 Percent employed 86.2 (X)   Polish 3,426 2.8
     Population 65 years and over 11,176 100.0   Portuguese 41 0.0
With a disability 4,125 36.9   Russian 2,401 1.9
        Scotch-Irish 1,256 1.0
        Scottish 1,543 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 144 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 115,059 100.0   Subsaharan African 748 0.6
Same house in 1995 51,596 44.8   Swedish 8,282 6.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 61,409 53.4   Swiss 295 0.2
 Same county 32,662 28.4   Ukrainian 305 0.2
 Different county 28,747 25.0   United States or American 2,417 2.0
  Same state 12,304 10.7   Welsh 254 0.2
  Different state 16,443 14.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 39 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,054 1.8   Other ancestries 12,618 10.2
 
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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