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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: La Crosse 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 107,120 100.0
      enrolled in school 33,296 100.0   Native 104,414 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,502 4.5       Born in United States 103,988 97.1
Kindergarten 1,441 4.3           State of residence 79,398 74.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,532 34.6           Different state 24,590 23.0
High school (grades 9-12) 6,108 18.3       Born outside United States 426 0.4
College or graduate school 12,713 38.2   Foreign born 2,706 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 984 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,370 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 65,263 100.0       Not a citizen 1,336 1.2
Less than 9th grade 2,687 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,062 6.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 20,823 31.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,706 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,176 21.7   Europe 485 17.9
Associate degree 6,945 10.6   Asia 1,865 68.9
Bachelor's degree 10,642 16.3   Africa 45 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 5,928 9.1   Oceania 30 1.1
        Latin America 152 5.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.7 (X)   Northern America 129 4.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 100,683 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 86,426 100.0   English only 95,031 94.4
Never married 28,783 33.3   Language other than English 5,652 5.6
Now married, except separated 44,321 51.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,995 2.0
Separated 973 1.1   Spanish 1,691 1.7
Widowed 5,044 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 530 0.5
 Female 4,198 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,480 1.5
Divorced 7,305 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 330 0.3
 Female 4,159 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,180 2.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,074 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 107,120 100.0
           under 18 years 810 100.0     Total ancestries reported 135,587 126.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 293 36.2   Arab 465 0.4
        Czech¹ 2,908 2.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,132 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 81,778 100.0   Dutch 1,809 1.7
Civilian veterans 10,862 13.3   English 6,695 6.3
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,718 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 833 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 48,769 45.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 26,688 100.0   Greek 203 0.2
With a disability 1,997 7.5   Hungarian 305 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 59,929 100.0   Irish¹ 14,633 13.7
With a disability 8,015 13.4   Italian 2,552 2.4
 Percent employed 61.5 (X)   Lithuanian 128 0.1
No disability 51,914 86.6   Norwegian 24,817 23.2
 Percent employed 84.7 (X)   Polish 5,627 5.3
     Population 65 years and over 12,473 100.0   Portuguese 87 0.1
With a disability 4,414 35.4   Russian 399 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 892 0.8
        Scottish 1,408 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 128 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 100,683 100.0   Subsaharan African 85 0.1
Same house in 1995 51,346 51.0   Swedish 2,743 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 48,700 48.4   Swiss 1,011 0.9
 Same county 26,620 26.4   Ukrainian 120 0.1
 Different county 22,080 21.9   United States or American 3,589 3.4
  Same state 13,972 13.9   Welsh 576 0.5
  Different state 8,108 8.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 58 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 637 0.6   Other ancestries 9,897 9.2
 
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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