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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sangamon 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 188,951 100.0
      enrolled in school 48,266 100.0   Native 185,414 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 3,841 8.0       Born in United States 184,605 97.7
Kindergarten 2,773 5.7           State of residence 151,656 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 21,744 45.1           Different state 32,949 17.4
High school (grades 9-12) 10,448 21.6       Born outside United States 809 0.4
College or graduate school 9,460 19.6   Foreign born 3,537 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,153 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,928 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 126,620 100.0       Not a citizen 1,609 0.9
Less than 9th grade 4,291 3.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,809 8.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 39,286 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,537 100.0
Some college, no degree 27,595 21.8   Europe 1,055 29.8
Associate degree 8,487 6.7   Asia 1,550 43.8
Bachelor's degree 23,115 18.3   Africa 290 8.2
Graduate or professional degree 13,037 10.3   Oceania 33 0.9
        Latin America 434 12.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.1 (X)   Northern America 175 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 176,953 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 150,100 100.0   English only 170,568 96.4
Never married 38,698 25.8   Language other than English 6,385 3.6
Now married, except separated 80,187 53.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,849 1.0
Separated 2,245 1.5   Spanish 2,200 1.2
Widowed 10,618 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 760 0.4
 Female 8,769 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 2,485 1.4
Divorced 18,352 12.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 569 0.3
 Female 10,876 7.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,295 0.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 462 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 188,951 100.0
           under 18 years 2,471 100.0     Total ancestries reported 193,415 102.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,186 48.0   Arab 335 0.2
        Czech¹ 793 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 567 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 141,538 100.0   Dutch 4,011 2.1
Civilian veterans 19,998 14.1   English 23,967 12.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,317 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 613 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 50,268 26.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 41,166 100.0   Greek 471 0.2
With a disability 3,418 8.3   Hungarian 916 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 109,031 100.0   Irish¹ 29,685 15.7
With a disability 17,307 15.9   Italian 11,025 5.8
 Percent employed 61.9 (X)   Lithuanian 1,744 0.9
No disability 91,724 84.1   Norwegian 1,682 0.9
 Percent employed 83.8 (X)   Polish 3,632 1.9
     Population 65 years and over 24,635 100.0   Portuguese 652 0.3
With a disability 9,597 39.0   Russian 451 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 3,469 1.8
        Scottish 4,091 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 700 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 176,953 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,035 0.5
Same house in 1995 97,314 55.0   Swedish 2,581 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 78,390 44.3   Swiss 429 0.2
 Same county 54,781 31.0   Ukrainian 161 0.1
 Different county 23,609 13.3   United States or American 13,906 7.4
  Same state 14,895 8.4   Welsh 1,506 0.8
  Different state 8,714 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 34 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 1,249 0.7   Other ancestries 29,374 15.5
 
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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