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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Grundy 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 37,535 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,016 100.0   Native 36,539 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 620 6.2       Born in United States 36,377 96.9
Kindergarten 557 5.6           State of residence 30,232 80.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,707 47.0           Different state 6,145 16.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,422 24.2       Born outside United States 162 0.4
College or graduate school 1,710 17.1   Foreign born 996 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 432 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 348 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 24,297 100.0       Not a citizen 648 1.7
Less than 9th grade 996 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,198 9.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 9,451 38.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 996 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,381 26.3   Europe 259 26.0
Associate degree 1,572 6.5   Asia 88 8.8
Bachelor's degree 2,657 10.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,042 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 619 62.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.9 (X)   Northern America 30 3.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 35,023 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,336 100.0   English only 33,147 94.6
Never married 6,618 22.6   Language other than English 1,876 5.4
Now married, except separated 17,691 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 711 2.0
Separated 288 1.0   Spanish 1,299 3.7
Widowed 2,006 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 552 1.6
 Female 1,636 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 505 1.4
Divorced 2,733 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 150 0.4
 Female 1,458 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 40 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 37,535 100.0
           under 18 years 432 100.0     Total ancestries reported 46,038 122.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 150 34.7   Arab 65 0.2
        Czech¹ 821 2.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 531 1.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 27,485 100.0   Dutch 759 2.0
Civilian veterans 3,667 13.3   English 4,125 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,137 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 297 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 9,779 26.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,030 100.0   Greek 168 0.4
With a disability 641 7.1   Hungarian 133 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,341 100.0   Irish¹ 7,634 20.3
With a disability 2,532 11.9   Italian 4,512 12.0
 Percent employed 64.5 (X)   Lithuanian 280 0.7
No disability 18,809 88.1   Norwegian 3,399 9.1
 Percent employed 78.9 (X)   Polish 2,299 6.1
     Population 65 years and over 4,313 100.0   Portuguese 22 0.1
With a disability 1,665 38.6   Russian 87 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 680 1.8
        Scottish 967 2.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 337 0.9
  Population 5 years and over 35,023 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 19,947 57.0   Swedish 1,049 2.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,856 42.4   Swiss 106 0.3
 Same county 7,315 20.9   Ukrainian 49 0.1
 Different county 7,541 21.5   United States or American 2,077 5.5
  Same state 5,810 16.6   Welsh 227 0.6
  Different state 1,731 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 220 0.6   Other ancestries 4,489 12.0
 
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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