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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McLean 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 150,433 100.0
      enrolled in school 52,781 100.0   Native 145,455 96.7
Nursery school, preschool 2,606 4.9       Born in United States 144,832 96.3
Kindergarten 2,220 4.2           State of residence 112,825 75.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,055 30.4           Different state 32,007 21.3
High school (grades 9-12) 7,330 13.9       Born outside United States 623 0.4
College or graduate school 24,570 46.6   Foreign born 4,978 3.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,558 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,729 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 87,220 100.0       Not a citizen 3,249 2.2
Less than 9th grade 2,631 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,464 6.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 24,622 28.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 4,978 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,897 20.5   Europe 859 17.3
Associate degree 5,060 5.8   Asia 2,537 51.0
Bachelor's degree 21,986 25.2   Africa 155 3.1
Graduate or professional degree 9,560 11.0   Oceania 24 0.5
        Latin America 1,116 22.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 90.7 (X)   Northern America 287 5.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 36.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 140,745 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 120,781 100.0   English only 132,245 94.0
Never married 39,546 32.7   Language other than English 8,500 6.0
Now married, except separated 63,946 52.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,912 2.1
Separated 1,278 1.1   Spanish 3,542 2.5
Widowed 5,739 4.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,370 1.0
 Female 4,715 3.9   Other Indo-European languages 2,575 1.8
Divorced 10,272 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 550 0.4
 Female 5,959 4.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,035 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 917 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 150,433 100.0
           under 18 years 1,168 100.0     Total ancestries reported 156,436 104.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 606 51.9   Arab 403 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,188 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 713 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 115,158 100.0   Dutch 2,810 1.9
Civilian veterans 12,113 10.5   English 16,587 11.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,219 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 527 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 45,350 30.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 38,683 100.0   Greek 516 0.3
With a disability 2,417 6.2   Hungarian 771 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 86,990 100.0   Irish¹ 21,390 14.2
With a disability 10,295 11.8   Italian 6,182 4.1
 Percent employed 65.7 (X)   Lithuanian 480 0.3
No disability 76,695 88.2   Norwegian 2,905 1.9
 Percent employed 82.8 (X)   Polish 5,050 3.4
     Population 65 years and over 13,950 100.0   Portuguese 141 0.1
With a disability 4,882 35.0   Russian 507 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,777 1.8
        Scottish 2,787 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 457 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 140,745 100.0   Subsaharan African 410 0.3
Same house in 1995 65,251 46.4   Swedish 4,015 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 73,070 51.9   Swiss 960 0.6
 Same county 34,728 24.7   Ukrainian 274 0.2
 Different county 38,342 27.2   United States or American 10,247 6.8
  Same state 26,810 19.0   Welsh 936 0.6
  Different state 11,532 8.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 104 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 2,424 1.7   Other ancestries 23,730 15.8
 
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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