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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: DeKalb 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 665,865 100.0
      enrolled in school 182,326 100.0   Native 564,545 84.8
Nursery school, preschool 14,993 8.2       Born in United States 556,093 83.5
Kindergarten 10,093 5.5           State of residence 284,918 42.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 74,129 40.7           Different state 271,175 40.7
High school (grades 9-12) 35,502 19.5       Born outside United States 8,452 1.3
College or graduate school 47,609 26.1   Foreign born 101,320 15.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 65,627 9.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 26,531 4.0
  Population 25 years and over 429,981 100.0       Not a citizen 74,789 11.2
Less than 9th grade 24,282 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 39,978 9.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 87,359 20.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 101,320 100.0
Some college, no degree 96,268 22.4   Europe 10,216 10.1
Associate degree 26,005 6.0   Asia 24,516 24.2
Bachelor's degree 97,769 22.7   Africa 14,117 13.9
Graduate or professional degree 58,320 13.6   Oceania 210 0.2
        Latin America 50,955 50.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.1 (X)   Northern America 1,306 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 619,018 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 527,709 100.0   English only 511,239 82.6
Never married 197,879 37.5   Language other than English 107,779 17.4
Now married, except separated 232,662 44.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 61,818 10.0
Separated 13,977 2.6   Spanish 52,481 8.5
Widowed 26,000 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35,694 5.8
 Female 22,051 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 24,476 4.0
Divorced 57,191 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,469 1.5
 Female 36,082 6.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17,381 2.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,235 1.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 665,865 100.0
           under 18 years 17,186 100.0     Total ancestries reported 627,950 94.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 7,617 44.3   Arab 2,355 0.4
        Czech¹ 1,155 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,024 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 502,037 100.0   Dutch 3,498 0.5
Civilian veterans 52,982 10.6   English 40,234 6.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 8,816 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,689 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 34,725 5.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 144,311 100.0   Greek 1,430 0.2
With a disability 11,774 8.2   Hungarian 1,356 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 416,245 100.0   Irish¹ 31,618 4.7
With a disability 72,859 17.5   Italian 9,565 1.4
 Percent employed 63.4 (X)   Lithuanian 848 0.1
No disability 343,386 82.5   Norwegian 2,192 0.3
 Percent employed 79.5 (X)   Polish 7,006 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 51,611 100.0   Portuguese 534 0.1
With a disability 21,211 41.1   Russian 5,271 0.8
        Scotch-Irish 10,472 1.6
        Scottish 9,966 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 515 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 619,018 100.0   Subsaharan African 22,438 3.4
Same house in 1995 270,873 43.8   Swedish 3,320 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 306,440 49.5   Swiss 1,323 0.2
 Same county 133,397 21.5   Ukrainian 882 0.1
 Different county 173,043 28.0   United States or American 25,977 3.9
  Same state 74,644 12.1   Welsh 2,565 0.4
  Different state 98,399 15.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15,194 2.3
Elsewhere in 1995 41,705 6.7   Other ancestries 381,982 57.4
 
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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