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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Marengo 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 22,539 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,926 100.0   Native 22,373 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 220 3.7       Born in United States 22,335 99.1
Kindergarten 430 7.3           State of residence 18,976 84.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,164 53.4           Different state 3,359 14.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,405 23.7       Born outside United States 38 0.2
College or graduate school 707 11.9   Foreign born 166 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 109 0.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 23 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 14,326 100.0       Not a citizen 143 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,429 10.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,591 18.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,351 37.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 166 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,526 17.6   Europe 9 5.4
Associate degree 697 4.9   Asia 10 6.0
Bachelor's degree 1,105 7.7   Africa 5 3.0
Graduate or professional degree 627 4.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 135 81.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 71.9 (X)   Northern America 7 4.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 20,967 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 17,243 100.0   English only 20,449 97.5
Never married 4,393 25.5   Language other than English 518 2.5
Now married, except separated 9,126 52.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 214 1.0
Separated 504 2.9   Spanish 387 1.8
Widowed 1,770 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 191 0.9
 Female 1,444 8.4   Other Indo-European languages 93 0.4
Divorced 1,450 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
 Female 855 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 24 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 7 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,539 100.0
           under 18 years 705 100.0     Total ancestries reported 16,272 72.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 468 66.4   Arab 12 0.1
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 16,091 100.0   Dutch 80 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,785 11.1   English 983 4.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 184 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 47 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 421 1.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,674 100.0   Greek 10 0.0
With a disability 553 9.7   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,896 100.0   Irish¹ 733 3.3
With a disability 3,831 32.2   Italian 74 0.3
 Percent employed 44.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,065 67.8   Norwegian 11 0.0
 Percent employed 68.1 (X)   Polish 41 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,259 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,544 47.4   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 223 1.0
        Scottish 148 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 20,967 100.0   Subsaharan African 144 0.6
Same house in 1995 14,343 68.4   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,434 30.7   Swiss 14 0.1
 Same county 4,013 19.1   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,421 11.5   United States or American 3,203 14.2
  Same state 1,725 8.2   Welsh 39 0.2
  Different state 696 3.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 190 0.9   Other ancestries 9,875 43.8
 
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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