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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sharp 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 17,119 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,404 100.0   Native 16,986 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 239 7.0       Born in United States 16,932 98.9
Kindergarten 214 6.3           State of residence 9,473 55.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,690 49.6           Different state 7,459 43.6
High school (grades 9-12) 870 25.6       Born outside United States 54 0.3
College or graduate school 391 11.5   Foreign born 133 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 21 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 88 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 12,294 100.0       Not a citizen 45 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,366 11.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,962 16.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,713 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 133 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,530 20.6   Europe 54 40.6
Associate degree 462 3.8   Asia 33 24.8
Bachelor's degree 870 7.1   Africa 6 4.5
Graduate or professional degree 391 3.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 13 9.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.9 (X)   Northern America 27 20.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,147 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,091 100.0   English only 15,780 97.7
Never married 1,886 13.4   Language other than English 367 2.3
Now married, except separated 9,027 64.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 0.7
Separated 208 1.5   Spanish 209 1.3
Widowed 1,421 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.5
 Female 1,173 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 116 0.7
Divorced 1,549 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
 Female 788 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,119 100.0
           under 18 years 349 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,962 87.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 215 61.6   Arab 7 0.0
        Czech¹ 61 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 44 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,394 100.0   Dutch 374 2.2
Civilian veterans 2,516 18.8   English 2,008 11.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 480 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 96 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,435 14.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,308 100.0   Greek 18 0.1
With a disability 357 10.8   Hungarian 18 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,764 100.0   Irish¹ 2,183 12.8
With a disability 2,649 30.2   Italian 228 1.3
 Percent employed 39.1 (X)   Lithuanian 8 0.0
No disability 6,115 69.8   Norwegian 131 0.8
 Percent employed 69.9 (X)   Polish 170 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 3,879 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,804 46.5   Russian 54 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 368 2.1
        Scottish 279 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,147 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,143 56.6   Swedish 212 1.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,981 43.2   Swiss 49 0.3
 Same county 2,449 15.2   Ukrainian 17 0.1
 Different county 4,532 28.1   United States or American 3,432 20.0
  Same state 2,562 15.9   Welsh 96 0.6
  Different state 1,970 12.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 23 0.1   Other ancestries 2,175 12.7
 
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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