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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: La Salle 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 111,509 100.0
      enrolled in school 27,018 100.0   Native 108,503 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 1,847 6.8       Born in United States 108,099 96.9
Kindergarten 1,498 5.5           State of residence 93,363 83.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 13,169 48.7           Different state 14,736 13.2
High school (grades 9-12) 6,697 24.8       Born outside United States 404 0.4
College or graduate school 3,807 14.1   Foreign born 3,006 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,115 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,460 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 74,431 100.0       Not a citizen 1,546 1.4
Less than 9th grade 4,626 6.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9,246 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28,717 38.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,006 100.0
Some college, no degree 16,794 22.6   Europe 734 24.4
Associate degree 5,159 6.9   Asia 458 15.2
Bachelor's degree 6,678 9.0   Africa 30 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 3,211 4.3   Oceania 12 0.4
        Latin America 1,675 55.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.4 (X)   Northern America 97 3.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 104,571 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 88,546 100.0   English only 98,752 94.4
Never married 19,204 21.7   Language other than English 5,819 5.6
Now married, except separated 52,098 58.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,059 2.0
Separated 859 1.0   Spanish 3,790 3.6
Widowed 7,592 8.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,516 1.4
 Female 6,032 6.8   Other Indo-European languages 1,613 1.5
Divorced 8,793 9.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 357 0.3
 Female 4,525 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 302 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 157 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 111,509 100.0
           under 18 years 1,530 100.0     Total ancestries reported 125,229 112.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 742 48.5   Arab 177 0.2
        Czech¹ 932 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 817 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 83,432 100.0   Dutch 1,883 1.7
Civilian veterans 12,040 14.4   English 10,679 9.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,783 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 251 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 32,004 28.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 25,195 100.0   Greek 294 0.3
With a disability 1,842 7.3   Hungarian 401 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 59,247 100.0   Irish¹ 18,850 16.9
With a disability 9,808 16.6   Italian 9,560 8.6
 Percent employed 59.6 (X)   Lithuanian 673 0.6
No disability 49,439 83.4   Norwegian 5,662 5.1
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 8,978 8.1
     Population 65 years and over 17,236 100.0   Portuguese 54 0.0
With a disability 6,179 35.8   Russian 327 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,295 1.2
        Scottish 1,785 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2,759 2.5
  Population 5 years and over 104,571 100.0   Subsaharan African 110 0.1
Same house in 1995 66,504 63.6   Swedish 2,727 2.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 37,376 35.7   Swiss 245 0.2
 Same county 22,472 21.5   Ukrainian 154 0.1
 Different county 14,904 14.3   United States or American 6,618 5.9
  Same state 10,089 9.6   Welsh 495 0.4
  Different state 4,815 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 691 0.7   Other ancestries 13,701 12.3
 
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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