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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Newton 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 8,608 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,944 100.0   Native 8,563 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 132 6.8       Born in United States 8,527 99.1
Kindergarten 125 6.4           State of residence 5,296 61.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 982 50.5           Different state 3,231 37.5
High school (grades 9-12) 549 28.2       Born outside United States 36 0.4
College or graduate school 156 8.0   Foreign born 45 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 13 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 21 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 5,814 100.0       Not a citizen 24 0.3
Less than 9th grade 873 15.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 860 14.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,199 37.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 45 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,000 17.2   Europe 17 37.8
Associate degree 195 3.4   Asia 6 13.3
Bachelor's degree 469 8.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 218 3.7   Oceania 3 6.7
        Latin America 10 22.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 70.2 (X)   Northern America 9 20.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,108 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 6,931 100.0   English only 7,981 98.4
Never married 1,165 16.8   Language other than English 127 1.6
Now married, except separated 4,373 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.4
Separated 108 1.6   Spanish 94 1.2
Widowed 562 8.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.2
 Female 470 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 26 0.3
Divorced 723 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.2
 Female 339 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 0 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,608 100.0
           under 18 years 179 100.0     Total ancestries reported 6,340 73.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 117 65.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 7 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 8 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,457 100.0   Dutch 119 1.4
Civilian veterans 870 13.5   English 643 7.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 205 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 37 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 684 7.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,933 100.0   Greek 8 0.1
With a disability 123 6.4   Hungarian 9 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,874 100.0   Irish¹ 958 11.1
With a disability 1,353 27.8   Italian 121 1.4
 Percent employed 39.8 (X)   Lithuanian 10 0.1
No disability 3,521 72.2   Norwegian 36 0.4
 Percent employed 74.0 (X)   Polish 42 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 1,231 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 693 56.3   Russian 3 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 177 2.1
        Scottish 99 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 8,108 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,043 62.2   Swedish 80 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,018 37.2   Swiss 15 0.2
 Same county 1,085 13.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,933 23.8   United States or American 1,802 20.9
  Same state 1,133 14.0   Welsh 48 0.6
  Different state 800 9.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 47 0.6   Other ancestries 1,221 14.2
 
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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