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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Peoria 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 183,433 100.0
      enrolled in school 49,942 100.0   Native 177,608 96.8
Nursery school, preschool 3,946 7.9       Born in United States 176,670 96.3
Kindergarten 2,939 5.9           State of residence 139,380 76.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 21,073 42.2           Different state 37,290 20.3
High school (grades 9-12) 9,541 19.1       Born outside United States 938 0.5
College or graduate school 12,443 24.9   Foreign born 5,825 3.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,682 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,768 1.5
  Population 25 years and over 118,498 100.0       Not a citizen 3,057 1.7
Less than 9th grade 6,585 5.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,571 10.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 34,920 29.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 5,825 100.0
Some college, no degree 28,375 23.9   Europe 1,203 20.7
Associate degree 8,386 7.1   Asia 2,906 49.9
Bachelor's degree 18,049 15.2   Africa 259 4.4
Graduate or professional degree 9,612 8.1   Oceania 6 0.1
        Latin America 1,188 20.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.8 (X)   Northern America 263 4.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 170,926 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 144,925 100.0   English only 160,741 94.0
Never married 40,462 27.9   Language other than English 10,185 6.0
Now married, except separated 76,728 52.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,416 2.0
Separated 2,302 1.6   Spanish 3,969 2.3
Widowed 10,390 7.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,510 0.9
 Female 8,542 5.9   Other Indo-European languages 3,444 2.0
Divorced 15,043 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 853 0.5
 Female 8,594 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,720 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 788 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 183,433 100.0
           under 18 years 2,848 100.0     Total ancestries reported 186,997 101.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,488 52.2   Arab 1,962 1.1
        Czech¹ 806 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 724 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 137,175 100.0   Dutch 3,410 1.9
Civilian veterans 18,433 13.4   English 19,333 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,810 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 666 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 47,120 25.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 41,626 100.0   Greek 608 0.3
With a disability 3,550 8.5   Hungarian 600 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 101,817 100.0   Irish¹ 24,018 13.1
With a disability 16,665 16.4   Italian 5,758 3.1
 Percent employed 53.3 (X)   Lithuanian 373 0.2
No disability 85,152 83.6   Norwegian 2,167 1.2
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 3,516 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 24,336 100.0   Portuguese 153 0.1
With a disability 9,351 38.4   Russian 632 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 2,592 1.4
        Scottish 3,131 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 198 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 170,926 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,328 0.7
Same house in 1995 93,915 54.9   Swedish 4,157 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 74,881 43.8   Swiss 1,127 0.6
 Same county 48,576 28.4   Ukrainian 205 0.1
 Different county 26,305 15.4   United States or American 12,829 7.0
  Same state 16,144 9.4   Welsh 1,015 0.6
  Different state 10,161 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 89 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,130 1.2   Other ancestries 43,670 23.8
 
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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