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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Vernon 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 28,056 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,831 100.0   Native 27,820 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 336 4.9       Born in United States 27,719 98.8
Kindergarten 362 5.3           State of residence 22,364 79.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,665 53.7           Different state 5,355 19.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,789 26.2       Born outside United States 101 0.4
College or graduate school 679 9.9   Foreign born 236 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 56 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 151 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 18,473 100.0       Not a citizen 85 0.3
Less than 9th grade 2,133 11.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,769 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,109 38.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 236 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,479 18.8   Europe 114 48.3
Associate degree 1,405 7.6   Asia 34 14.4
Bachelor's degree 1,744 9.4   Africa 5 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 834 4.5   Oceania 3 1.3
        Latin America 57 24.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.9 (X)   Northern America 23 9.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,213 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,788 100.0   English only 23,771 90.7
Never married 4,634 21.3   Language other than English 2,442 9.3
Now married, except separated 13,221 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,230 4.7
Separated 205 0.9   Spanish 265 1.0
Widowed 2,017 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 92 0.4
 Female 1,632 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,130 8.1
Divorced 1,711 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,123 4.3
 Female 853 3.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 28,056 100.0
           under 18 years 251 100.0     Total ancestries reported 32,538 116.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 125 49.8   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 1,245 4.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 197 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,341 100.0   Dutch 469 1.7
Civilian veterans 2,657 13.1   English 2,354 8.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 668 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 170 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,177 32.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,815 100.0   Greek 17 0.1
With a disability 459 6.7   Hungarian 26 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,567 100.0   Irish¹ 2,932 10.5
With a disability 2,283 15.7   Italian 768 2.7
 Percent employed 58.1 (X)   Lithuanian 36 0.1
No disability 12,284 84.3   Norwegian 10,134 36.1
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 670 2.4
     Population 65 years and over 4,386 100.0   Portuguese 12 0.0
With a disability 1,649 37.6   Russian 54 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 217 0.8
        Scottish 284 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 9 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,213 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 16,792 64.1   Swedish 429 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 9,335 35.6   Swiss 277 1.0
 Same county 4,630 17.7   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 4,705 17.9   United States or American 1,048 3.7
  Same state 3,300 12.6   Welsh 91 0.3
  Different state 1,405 5.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 86 0.3   Other ancestries 1,233 4.4
 
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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