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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berrien 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 16,235 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,085 100.0   Native 16,015 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 391 9.6       Born in United States 15,910 98.0
Kindergarten 236 5.8           State of residence 12,223 75.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,038 49.9           Different state 3,687 22.7
High school (grades 9-12) 816 20.0       Born outside United States 105 0.6
College or graduate school 604 14.8   Foreign born 220 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 113 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 66 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 10,451 100.0       Not a citizen 154 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,231 11.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,319 22.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,615 34.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 220 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,822 17.4   Europe 26 11.8
Associate degree 478 4.6   Asia 42 19.1
Bachelor's degree 559 5.3   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 427 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 150 68.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.0 (X)   Northern America 2 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,995 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,519 100.0   English only 14,393 96.0
Never married 2,414 19.3   Language other than English 602 4.0
Now married, except separated 7,399 59.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 236 1.6
Separated 226 1.8   Spanish 349 2.3
Widowed 1,045 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 150 1.0
 Female 874 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 157 1.0
Divorced 1,435 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.4
 Female 700 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 43 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 16,235 100.0
           under 18 years 339 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,840 72.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 207 61.1   Arab 18 0.1
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 11 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,716 100.0   Dutch 191 1.2
Civilian veterans 1,624 13.9   English 1,173 7.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 235 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 10 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 863 5.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,725 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 260 7.0   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,114 100.0   Irish¹ 1,401 8.6
With a disability 2,358 25.9   Italian 130 0.8
 Percent employed 49.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,756 74.1   Norwegian 19 0.1
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 54 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,889 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,071 56.7   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 152 0.9
        Scottish 170 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,995 100.0   Subsaharan African 19 0.1
Same house in 1995 8,977 59.9   Swedish 52 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,878 39.2   Swiss 1 0.0
 Same county 2,922 19.5   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,956 19.7   United States or American 3,779 23.3
  Same state 1,788 11.9   Welsh 39 0.2
  Different state 1,168 7.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 140 0.9   Other ancestries 3,489 21.5
 
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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