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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mellette 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 2,083 100.0
      enrolled in school 647 100.0   Native 2,074 99.6
Nursery school, preschool 48 7.4       Born in United States 2,069 99.3
Kindergarten 41 6.3           State of residence 1,609 77.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 348 53.8           Different state 460 22.1
High school (grades 9-12) 144 22.3       Born outside United States 5 0.2
College or graduate school 66 10.2   Foreign born 9 0.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 1,199 100.0       Not a citizen 4 0.2
Less than 9th grade 126 10.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 136 11.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 413 34.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 9 100.0
Some college, no degree 264 22.0   Europe 5 55.6
Associate degree 61 5.1   Asia 2 22.2
Bachelor's degree 176 14.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 23 1.9   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 22.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.1 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 1,893 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 1,462 100.0   English only 1,593 84.2
Never married 456 31.2   Language other than English 300 15.8
Now married, except separated 732 50.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 69 3.6
Separated 21 1.4   Spanish 8 0.4
Widowed 107 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.1
 Female 90 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 10 0.5
Divorced 146 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4 0.2
 Female 67 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.2
                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 2,083 100.0
           under 18 years 99 100.0     Total ancestries reported 2,261 108.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 64 64.6   Arab 5 0.2
        Czech¹ 57 2.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 1,348 100.0   Dutch 55 2.6
Civilian veterans 203 15.1   English 160 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 48 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 430 20.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 620 100.0   Greek 2 0.1
With a disability 46 7.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,004 100.0   Irish¹ 172 8.3
With a disability 236 23.5   Italian 10 0.5
 Percent employed 55.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 768 76.5   Norwegian 63 3.0
 Percent employed 69.7 (X)   Polish 3 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 224 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 80 35.7   Russian 10 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 7 0.3
        Scottish 22 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 1,893 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 1,272 67.2   Swedish 60 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 616 32.5   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 215 11.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 401 21.2   United States or American 82 3.9
  Same state 265 14.0   Welsh 9 0.4
  Different state 136 7.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 5 0.3   Other ancestries 1,054 50.6
 
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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