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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jo Daviess 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 22,289 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,104 100.0   Native 21,921 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 412 8.1       Born in United States 21,868 98.1
Kindergarten 293 5.7           State of residence 10,807 48.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,350 46.0           Different state 11,061 49.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,324 25.9       Born outside United States 53 0.2
College or graduate school 725 14.2   Foreign born 368 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 160 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 147 0.7
  Population 25 years and over 15,625 100.0       Not a citizen 221 1.0
Less than 9th grade 1,093 7.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,463 9.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,505 41.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 368 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,340 21.4   Europe 175 47.6
Associate degree 846 5.4   Asia 29 7.9
Bachelor's degree 1,673 10.7   Africa 2 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 705 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 130 35.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.6 (X)   Northern America 32 8.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 21,047 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,115 100.0   English only 20,494 97.4
Never married 3,639 20.1   Language other than English 553 2.6
Now married, except separated 11,280 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 211 1.0
Separated 143 0.8   Spanish 360 1.7
Widowed 1,399 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 0.8
 Female 1,099 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 168 0.8
Divorced 1,654 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 39 0.2
 Female 829 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 22,289 100.0
           under 18 years 316 100.0     Total ancestries reported 24,974 112.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 139 44.0   Arab 27 0.1
        Czech¹ 169 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 160 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,140 100.0   Dutch 568 2.5
Civilian veterans 2,565 15.0   English 2,630 11.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 780 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 90 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 10,303 46.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,612 100.0   Greek 58 0.3
With a disability 243 5.3   Hungarian 34 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 12,424 100.0   Irish¹ 3,708 16.6
With a disability 1,995 16.1   Italian 610 2.7
 Percent employed 66.0 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.1
No disability 10,429 83.9   Norwegian 589 2.6
 Percent employed 83.2 (X)   Polish 574 2.6
     Population 65 years and over 3,844 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 1,379 35.9   Russian 67 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 225 1.0
        Scottish 225 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 21,047 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,283 63.1   Swedish 499 2.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,609 36.2   Swiss 240 1.1
 Same county 3,869 18.4   Ukrainian 30 0.1
 Different county 3,740 17.8   United States or American 1,861 8.3
  Same state 1,969 9.4   Welsh 153 0.7
  Different state 1,771 8.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 155 0.7   Other ancestries 1,353 6.1
 
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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