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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Menard 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 12,486 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,307 100.0   Native 12,401 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 304 9.2       Born in United States 12,332 98.8
Kindergarten 180 5.4           State of residence 10,581 84.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,599 48.4           Different state 1,751 14.0
High school (grades 9-12) 779 23.6       Born outside United States 69 0.6
College or graduate school 445 13.5   Foreign born 85 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 35 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 44 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 8,298 100.0       Not a citizen 41 0.3
Less than 9th grade 387 4.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 581 7.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,182 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 85 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,934 23.3   Europe 43 50.6
Associate degree 515 6.2   Asia 21 24.7
Bachelor's degree 1,223 14.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 476 5.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 12.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.3 (X)   Northern America 10 11.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 20.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,765 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,797 100.0   English only 11,470 97.5
Never married 1,977 20.2   Language other than English 295 2.5
Now married, except separated 6,180 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.9
Separated 140 1.4   Spanish 192 1.6
Widowed 664 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 84 0.7
 Female 534 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 82 0.7
Divorced 836 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.2
 Female 466 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 21 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,486 100.0
           under 18 years 62 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,450 91.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 18 29.0   Arab 2 0.0
        Czech¹ 49 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 69 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,140 100.0   Dutch 280 2.2
Civilian veterans 1,256 13.7   English 1,748 14.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 398 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 17 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,372 27.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,001 100.0   Greek 22 0.2
With a disability 190 6.3   Hungarian 23 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,057 100.0   Irish¹ 1,605 12.9
With a disability 871 12.3   Italian 247 2.0
 Percent employed 55.8 (X)   Lithuanian 58 0.5
No disability 6,186 87.7   Norwegian 86 0.7
 Percent employed 84.5 (X)   Polish 167 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,504 100.0   Portuguese 2 0.0
With a disability 570 37.9   Russian 61 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 246 2.0
        Scottish 245 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 11,765 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.1
Same house in 1995 6,875 58.4   Swedish 312 2.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,826 41.0   Swiss 39 0.3
 Same county 2,202 18.7   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 2,624 22.3   United States or American 1,438 11.5
  Same state 2,106 17.9   Welsh 85 0.7
  Different state 518 4.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 64 0.5   Other ancestries 859 6.9
 
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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