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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: DuPage 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 904,161 100.0
      enrolled in school 254,238 100.0   Native 765,505 84.7
Nursery school, preschool 21,174 8.3       Born in United States 758,785 83.9
Kindergarten 13,723 5.4           State of residence 580,141 64.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 110,094 43.3           Different state 178,644 19.8
High school (grades 9-12) 51,552 20.3       Born outside United States 6,720 0.7
College or graduate school 57,695 22.7   Foreign born 138,656 15.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 62,177 6.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 61,601 6.8
  Population 25 years and over 589,120 100.0       Not a citizen 77,055 8.5
Less than 9th grade 22,993 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 35,698 6.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 121,375 20.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 138,656 100.0
Some college, no degree 126,548 21.5   Europe 34,920 25.2
Associate degree 37,054 6.3   Asia 55,937 40.3
Bachelor's degree 158,151 26.8   Africa 2,394 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 87,301 14.8   Oceania 320 0.2
        Latin America 41,996 30.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.0 (X)   Northern America 3,089 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 41.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 838,636 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 701,505 100.0   English only 664,523 79.2
Never married 175,800 25.1   Language other than English 174,113 20.8
Now married, except separated 429,583 61.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 71,188 8.5
Separated 6,684 1.0   Spanish 64,823 7.7
Widowed 36,830 5.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 35,070 4.2
 Female 30,197 4.3   Other Indo-European languages 70,539 8.4
Divorced 52,608 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22,936 2.7
 Female 31,522 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 34,258 4.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 11,954 1.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 904,161 100.0
           under 18 years 12,720 100.0     Total ancestries reported 1,129,422 124.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,396 26.7   Arab 4,972 0.5
        Czech¹ 29,796 3.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 7,408 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 662,673 100.0   Dutch 16,767 1.9
Civilian veterans 62,997 9.5   English 71,152 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 21,601 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 4,835 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 215,842 23.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 207,199 100.0   Greek 11,634 1.3
With a disability 11,649 5.6   Hungarian 5,788 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 541,715 100.0   Irish¹ 150,795 16.7
With a disability 61,879 11.4   Italian 108,862 12.0
 Percent employed 68.8 (X)   Lithuanian 11,516 1.3
No disability 479,836 88.6   Norwegian 19,419 2.1
 Percent employed 81.3 (X)   Polish 110,425 12.2
     Population 65 years and over 81,312 100.0   Portuguese 613 0.1
With a disability 27,480 33.8   Russian 8,132 0.9
        Scotch-Irish 10,945 1.2
        Scottish 14,548 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5,279 0.6
  Population 5 years and over 838,636 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,805 0.3
Same house in 1995 480,649 57.3   Swedish 30,914 3.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 326,792 39.0   Swiss 2,997 0.3
 Same county 162,250 19.3   Ukrainian 5,247 0.6
 Different county 164,542 19.6   United States or American 22,617 2.5
  Same state 108,161 12.9   Welsh 5,314 0.6
  Different state 56,381 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 915 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 31,195 3.7   Other ancestries 228,284 25.2
 
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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