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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 62,001 100.0
      enrolled in school 16,015 100.0   Native 60,475 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,337 8.3       Born in United States 60,035 96.8
Kindergarten 973 6.1           State of residence 43,836 70.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,178 51.1           Different state 16,199 26.1
High school (grades 9-12) 3,268 20.4       Born outside United States 440 0.7
College or graduate school 2,259 14.1   Foreign born 1,526 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 669 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 706 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 39,144 100.0       Not a citizen 820 1.3
Less than 9th grade 2,988 7.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,912 17.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 13,601 34.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,526 100.0
Some college, no degree 8,341 21.3   Europe 475 31.1
Associate degree 1,610 4.1   Asia 352 23.1
Bachelor's degree 3,715 9.5   Africa 36 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 1,977 5.1   Oceania 3 0.2
        Latin America 614 40.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.7 (X)   Northern America 46 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 57,211 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 47,333 100.0   English only 54,981 96.1
Never married 10,589 22.4   Language other than English 2,230 3.9
Now married, except separated 27,897 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 891 1.6
Separated 848 1.8   Spanish 1,096 1.9
Widowed 2,933 6.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 440 0.8
 Female 2,297 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 818 1.4
Divorced 5,066 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 259 0.5
 Female 2,698 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 309 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 185 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 62,001 100.0
           under 18 years 1,562 100.0     Total ancestries reported 51,359 82.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 712 45.6   Arab 16 0.0
        Czech¹ 120 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 90 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 44,856 100.0   Dutch 635 1.0
Civilian veterans 5,646 12.6   English 5,041 8.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 973 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 184 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,599 7.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,027 100.0   Greek 58 0.1
With a disability 1,412 9.4   Hungarian 161 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 35,802 100.0   Irish¹ 5,821 9.4
With a disability 7,639 21.3   Italian 1,183 1.9
 Percent employed 59.2 (X)   Lithuanian 27 0.0
No disability 28,163 78.7   Norwegian 179 0.3
 Percent employed 77.7 (X)   Polish 560 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,871 100.0   Portuguese 16 0.0
With a disability 2,683 45.7   Russian 108 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,295 2.1
        Scottish 1,048 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 32 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 57,211 100.0   Subsaharan African 367 0.6
Same house in 1995 28,697 50.2   Swedish 278 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,905 48.8   Swiss 42 0.1
 Same county 11,173 19.5   Ukrainian 195 0.3
 Different county 16,732 29.2   United States or American 10,871 17.5
  Same state 12,560 22.0   Welsh 318 0.5
  Different state 4,172 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 163 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 609 1.1   Other ancestries 16,979 27.4
 
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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