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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kane 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 404,119 100.0
      enrolled in school 114,833 100.0   Native 340,603 84.3
Nursery school, preschool 9,184 8.0       Born in United States 336,346 83.2
Kindergarten 7,488 6.5           State of residence 258,515 64.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 53,999 47.0           Different state 77,831 19.3
High school (grades 9-12) 24,408 21.3       Born outside United States 4,257 1.1
College or graduate school 19,754 17.2   Foreign born 63,516 15.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 32,408 8.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 18,252 4.5
  Population 25 years and over 245,486 100.0       Not a citizen 45,264 11.2
Less than 9th grade 23,726 9.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 24,962 10.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 61,331 25.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 63,516 100.0
Some college, no degree 51,829 21.1   Europe 6,035 9.5
Associate degree 15,588 6.3   Asia 5,381 8.5
Bachelor's degree 45,822 18.7   Africa 327 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 22,228 9.1   Oceania 53 0.1
        Latin America 50,715 79.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.2 (X)   Northern America 1,005 1.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 368,883 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 301,034 100.0   English only 276,235 74.9
Never married 78,168 26.0   Language other than English 92,648 25.1
Now married, except separated 179,985 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 53,209 14.4
Separated 4,284 1.4   Spanish 77,546 21.0
Widowed 14,531 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 48,461 13.1
 Female 11,735 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 10,015 2.7
Divorced 24,066 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,799 0.8
 Female 13,838 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3,967 1.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,573 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 404,119 100.0
           under 18 years 7,559 100.0     Total ancestries reported 465,232 115.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,570 34.0   Arab 767 0.2
        Czech¹ 5,570 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 2,999 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 281,773 100.0   Dutch 6,154 1.5
Civilian veterans 27,625 9.8   English 30,548 7.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,734 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,282 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 98,058 24.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 101,822 100.0   Greek 2,860 0.7
With a disability 7,490 7.4   Hungarian 2,567 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 230,630 100.0   Irish¹ 50,815 12.6
With a disability 36,878 16.0   Italian 24,802 6.1
 Percent employed 63.7 (X)   Lithuanian 2,249 0.6
No disability 193,752 84.0   Norwegian 10,073 2.5
 Percent employed 78.6 (X)   Polish 28,020 6.9
     Population 65 years and over 31,683 100.0   Portuguese 131 0.0
With a disability 11,195 35.3   Russian 2,237 0.6
        Scotch-Irish 4,578 1.1
        Scottish 6,131 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1,219 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 368,883 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,118 0.3
Same house in 1995 199,021 54.0   Swedish 16,522 4.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 153,986 41.7   Swiss 1,622 0.4
 Same county 78,019 21.2   Ukrainian 1,271 0.3
 Different county 75,967 20.6   United States or American 13,885 3.4
  Same state 54,024 14.6   Welsh 2,392 0.6
  Different state 21,943 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 378 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 15,876 4.3   Other ancestries 136,250 33.7
 
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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