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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rock Island 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 149,374 100.0
      enrolled in school 37,839 100.0   Native 142,488 95.4
Nursery school, preschool 2,740 7.2       Born in United States 141,851 95.0
Kindergarten 1,923 5.1           State of residence 97,419 65.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,098 42.5           Different state 44,432 29.7
High school (grades 9-12) 8,344 22.1       Born outside United States 637 0.4
College or graduate school 8,734 23.1   Foreign born 6,886 4.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,059 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 2,873 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 98,865 100.0       Not a citizen 4,013 2.7
Less than 9th grade 5,156 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12,082 12.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 33,656 34.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 6,886 100.0
Some college, no degree 24,486 24.8   Europe 1,298 18.8
Associate degree 6,596 6.7   Asia 1,125 16.3
Bachelor's degree 11,348 11.5   Africa 87 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 5,541 5.6   Oceania 11 0.2
        Latin America 4,179 60.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.6 (X)   Northern America 186 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 17.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 139,859 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 119,975 100.0   English only 128,092 91.6
Never married 30,137 25.1   Language other than English 11,767 8.4
Now married, except separated 64,291 53.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,939 3.5
Separated 1,612 1.3   Spanish 8,335 6.0
Widowed 9,434 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,973 2.8
 Female 7,746 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,350 1.7
Divorced 14,501 12.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 627 0.4
 Female 7,853 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 947 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 302 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 149,374 100.0
           under 18 years 2,466 100.0     Total ancestries reported 155,764 104.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,270 51.5   Arab 166 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,063 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,037 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 113,783 100.0   Dutch 3,126 2.1
Civilian veterans 16,478 14.5   English 13,742 9.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,169 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 520 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 36,292 24.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 33,153 100.0   Greek 657 0.4
With a disability 2,362 7.1   Hungarian 332 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 82,534 100.0   Irish¹ 19,896 13.3
With a disability 13,678 16.6   Italian 3,455 2.3
 Percent employed 58.9 (X)   Lithuanian 402 0.3
No disability 68,856 83.4   Norwegian 2,567 1.7
 Percent employed 79.2 (X)   Polish 2,432 1.6
     Population 65 years and over 21,416 100.0   Portuguese 69 0.0
With a disability 8,251 38.5   Russian 309 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 2,140 1.4
        Scottish 2,432 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 115 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 139,859 100.0   Subsaharan African 428 0.3
Same house in 1995 81,851 58.5   Swedish 10,642 7.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 55,937 40.0   Swiss 529 0.4
 Same county 36,520 26.1   Ukrainian 166 0.1
 Different county 19,417 13.9   United States or American 9,656 6.5
  Same state 7,754 5.5   Welsh 1,076 0.7
  Different state 11,663 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 35 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 2,071 1.5   Other ancestries 39,311 26.3
 
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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