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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Coles 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 53,196 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,136 100.0   Native 52,349 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 846 4.4       Born in United States 52,162 98.1
Kindergarten 705 3.7           State of residence 43,800 82.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,449 23.2           Different state 8,362 15.7
High school (grades 9-12) 2,349 12.3       Born outside United States 187 0.4
College or graduate school 10,787 56.4   Foreign born 847 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 347 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 410 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 30,326 100.0       Not a citizen 437 0.8
Less than 9th grade 2,120 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,055 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,891 32.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 847 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,463 21.3   Europe 244 28.8
Associate degree 2,492 8.2   Asia 358 42.3
Bachelor's degree 3,401 11.2   Africa 11 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 2,904 9.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 211 24.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.9 (X)   Northern America 23 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 50,382 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 44,632 100.0   English only 48,336 95.9
Never married 16,239 36.4   Language other than English 2,046 4.1
Now married, except separated 21,013 47.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 663 1.3
Separated 413 0.9   Spanish 919 1.8
Widowed 2,832 6.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 339 0.7
 Female 2,411 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 890 1.8
Divorced 4,135 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 221 0.4
 Female 2,390 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 171 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 53,196 100.0
           under 18 years 538 100.0     Total ancestries reported 49,167 92.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 291 54.1   Arab 83 0.2
        Czech¹ 263 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 306 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 42,676 100.0   Dutch 1,043 2.0
Civilian veterans 4,688 11.0   English 6,367 12.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,310 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 97 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,486 23.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,798 100.0   Greek 217 0.4
With a disability 986 7.1   Hungarian 201 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,194 100.0   Irish¹ 7,364 13.8
With a disability 4,837 16.6   Italian 1,466 2.8
 Percent employed 54.8 (X)   Lithuanian 181 0.3
No disability 24,357 83.4   Norwegian 315 0.6
 Percent employed 78.6 (X)   Polish 1,242 2.3
     Population 65 years and over 6,529 100.0   Portuguese 38 0.1
With a disability 2,869 43.9   Russian 193 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,070 2.0
        Scottish 908 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 71 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 50,382 100.0   Subsaharan African 105 0.2
Same house in 1995 24,360 48.4   Swedish 687 1.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 25,655 50.9   Swiss 176 0.3
 Same county 11,513 22.9   Ukrainian 45 0.1
 Different county 14,142 28.1   United States or American 6,570 12.4
  Same state 11,891 23.6   Welsh 265 0.5
  Different state 2,251 4.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 16 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 367 0.7   Other ancestries 6,082 11.4
 
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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