2000 Census - City of Minneapolis:
Profile of Selected Social Characteristics

Subject Number Percent
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT    
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 110,175 100%
Nursery school, preschool 5,621 5.10%
Kindergarten 5,185 4.71%
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 38,271 34.74%
High school (grades 9-12) 17,715 16.08%
College or graduate school 43,383 39.38%
     
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT    
Population 25 years and over 243,409 100%
Less than 9th grade 14,528 5.97%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 22,093 9.08%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 50,495 20.74%
Some college, no degree 51,674 21.23%
Associate degree 13,592 5.58%
Bachelor degree 59,224 24.33%
Graduate or professional degree 31,803 13.07%
     
Percent high school graduate or higher 85  
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 37  
     
MARITAL STATUS    
Population 15 years and over 310,582 100%
Never married 143,613 46.24%
Now married, except separated 111,757 35.98%
Separated 6,084 1.96%
Widowed 15,906 5.12%
Female 12,823 4.13%
Divorced 33,222 10.70%
Female 18,945 6.10%
     
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS    
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years 5,101 100%
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,250 44.11%
     
VETERAN STATUS    
Civilian population 18 years and over 298,330 100%
Civilian veterans 27,186 9.11%
     
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION    
Population 5 to 20 years 81,283 100%
With a disability 6,825 8.40%
Population 21 to 46 years 239,546 100%
With a disability 40,430 16.88%
Percent employed 59  
No disability 199,116 83.12%
Percent employed 83  
Population 65 years and over 31,060 100%
With a disability 13,407 43.16%
     
RESIDENCE IN 1995    
Population 5 years and over 357,867 100%
Same house in 1995 152,710 42.67%
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 183,328 51.23%
Same county 100,243 28.01%
Different county 83,085 23.22%
Same state 34,898 9.75%
Different state 48,187 13.47%
Elsewhere in 1995 21,829 6.10%
     
Subject Number Percent
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
Total population 382,452 100%
Native 326,977 85.49%
Born in the United States 323,637 84.62%
State of residence 198,925 52.01%
Different state 124,712 32.61%
Born outside United States 3,340 0.87%
Foreign born 55,475 14.51%
Entered 1990 to March 2000 37,476 9.80%
Naturalized citizen 13,508 3.53%
Not a citizen 41,967 10.97%
     
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
Total (excluding born at sea) 55,475 100%
Europe 5,409 9.75%
Asia 17,376 31.32%
Africa 12,765 23.01%
Oceania 277 0.50%
Latin American 18,540 33.42%
Northern America 1,108 2.00%
     
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
Population 5 years and over 357,867 100.00%
English only 288,932 80.74%
Language other than English 68,935 19.26%
Speak English less than "very well" 37,693 10.53%
Spanish 25,579 7.15%
Speak English less than "very well" 15,912 4.45%
Other Indo-European languages 11,245 3.14%
Speak English less than "very well" 3,309 0.92%
Asian and Pacific Island languages 18,782 5.25%
Speak English less than "very well" 11,193 3.13%
ANCESTRY    
Total population 382,452 100%
Total ancestries reported 457,036 119.50%
Arab 2,192 0.57%
Czech 5,748 1.50%
Danish 5,355 1.40%
Dutch 5,083 1.33%
English only 23,356 6.11%
French (except Basque) 12,706 3.32%
French Canadian 3,491 0.91%
German 82,283 21.51%
Greek 1,107 0.29%
Hungarian 1,181 0.31%
Irish 38,778 10.14%
Italian 8,566 2.24%
Lithuanian 606 0.16%
Norwegian 41,917 10.96%
Polish 15,785 4.13%
Portuguese 298 0.08%
Russian 4,220 1.10%
Scotch-Irish 3,744 0.98%
Scottish 6,354 1.66%
Slovak 847 0.22%
Subsaharan African 16,262 4.25%
Swedish 30,518 7.98%
Swiss 1,557 0.41%
Ukrainian 1,510 0.39%
United States or American 6,025 1.58%
Welsh 2,270 0.59%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1,077 0.28%
Other ancestries 134,200 35.09%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.

Prepared by Minneapolis Planning Department,

Research and Strategic Planning Division, June, 2002

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011