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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Macon 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 24,105 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,743 100.0   Native 23,755 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 601 6.9       Born in United States 23,681 98.2
Kindergarten 241 2.8           State of residence 18,512 76.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,164 36.2           Different state 5,169 21.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,297 14.8       Born outside United States 74 0.3
College or graduate school 3,440 39.3   Foreign born 350 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 182 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 103 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 13,955 100.0       Not a citizen 247 1.0
Less than 9th grade 1,545 11.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,643 18.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,486 25.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 350 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,885 20.7   Europe 21 6.0
Associate degree 779 5.6   Asia 154 44.0
Bachelor's degree 1,446 10.4   Africa 91 26.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,171 8.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 76 21.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.0 (X)   Northern America 8 2.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,558 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,019 100.0   English only 21,501 95.3
Never married 7,550 39.7   Language other than English 1,057 4.7
Now married, except separated 7,084 37.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 288 1.3
Separated 899 4.7   Spanish 644 2.9
Widowed 1,871 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 214 0.9
 Female 1,551 8.2   Other Indo-European languages 236 1.0
Divorced 1,615 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48 0.2
 Female 977 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 119 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,105 100.0
           under 18 years 836 100.0     Total ancestries reported 19,767 82.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 445 53.2   Arab 1 0.0
        Czech¹ 4 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 4 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,999 100.0   Dutch 30 0.1
Civilian veterans 2,092 11.6   English 435 1.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 46 0.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 187 0.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,779 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 704 10.4   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,215 100.0   Irish¹ 352 1.5
With a disability 3,964 32.5   Italian 50 0.2
 Percent employed 47.0 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.0
No disability 8,251 67.5   Norwegian 7 0.0
 Percent employed 65.0 (X)   Polish 10 0.0
     Population 65 years and over 3,052 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,855 60.8   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 86 0.4
        Scottish 43 0.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,558 100.0   Subsaharan African 465 1.9
Same house in 1995 13,345 59.2   Swedish 45 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,815 39.1   Swiss 3 0.0
 Same county 4,662 20.7   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 4,153 18.4   United States or American 734 3.0
  Same state 1,958 8.7   Welsh 20 0.1
  Different state 2,195 9.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 75 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 398 1.8   Other ancestries 17,151 71.2
 
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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