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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Decatur 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 28,240 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,686 100.0   Native 27,579 97.7
Nursery school, preschool 641 8.3       Born in United States 27,470 97.3
Kindergarten 552 7.2           State of residence 20,495 72.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,684 47.9           Different state 6,975 24.7
High school (grades 9-12) 1,790 23.3       Born outside United States 109 0.4
College or graduate school 1,019 13.3   Foreign born 661 2.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 463 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 127 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 17,633 100.0       Not a citizen 534 1.9
Less than 9th grade 1,971 11.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,375 19.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,914 33.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 661 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,465 19.7   Europe 51 7.7
Associate degree 772 4.4   Asia 58 8.8
Bachelor's degree 1,295 7.3   Africa 45 6.8
Graduate or professional degree 841 4.8   Oceania 8 1.2
        Latin America 486 73.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 69.7 (X)   Northern America 13 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 26,042 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 21,488 100.0   English only 24,809 95.3
Never married 5,484 25.5   Language other than English 1,233 4.7
Now married, except separated 10,941 50.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 615 2.4
Separated 778 3.6   Spanish 1,007 3.9
Widowed 1,939 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 480 1.8
 Female 1,693 7.9   Other Indo-European languages 169 0.6
Divorced 2,346 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.4
 Female 1,297 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 28 0.1
                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 28,240 100.0
           under 18 years 813 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,540 79.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 473 58.2   Arab 61 0.2
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 33 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 20,164 100.0   Dutch 190 0.7
Civilian veterans 2,331 11.6   English 1,850 6.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 273 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 29 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 721 2.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,899 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 616 8.9   Hungarian 11 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,962 100.0   Irish¹ 1,465 5.2
With a disability 3,607 24.1   Italian 106 0.4
 Percent employed 47.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 11,355 75.9   Norwegian 77 0.3
 Percent employed 75.1 (X)   Polish 55 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,562 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,841 51.7   Russian 22 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 346 1.2
        Scottish 157 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 26,042 100.0   Subsaharan African 248 0.9
Same house in 1995 15,014 57.7   Swedish 39 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,673 41.0   Swiss 7 0.0
 Same county 6,344 24.4   Ukrainian 16 0.1
 Different county 4,329 16.6   United States or American 5,016 17.8
  Same state 1,900 7.3   Welsh 49 0.2
  Different state 2,429 9.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 31 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 355 1.4   Other ancestries 11,727 41.5
 
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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