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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Stephenson 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 48,979 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,693 100.0   Native 48,058 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 916 7.2       Born in United States 47,880 97.8
Kindergarten 765 6.0           State of residence 36,191 73.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,816 45.8           Different state 11,689 23.9
High school (grades 9-12) 2,821 22.2       Born outside United States 178 0.4
College or graduate school 2,375 18.7   Foreign born 921 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 470 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 371 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 32,851 100.0       Not a citizen 550 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,748 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,471 10.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,586 38.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 921 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,569 23.0   Europe 391 42.5
Associate degree 2,343 7.1   Asia 149 16.2
Bachelor's degree 3,484 10.6   Africa 23 2.5
Graduate or professional degree 1,650 5.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 339 36.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.1 (X)   Northern America 19 2.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 46,002 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 38,789 100.0   English only 44,146 96.0
Never married 8,781 22.6   Language other than English 1,856 4.0
Now married, except separated 23,040 59.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 739 1.6
Separated 408 1.1   Spanish 829 1.8
Widowed 2,914 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 368 0.8
 Female 2,420 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 812 1.8
Divorced 3,646 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 301 0.7
 Female 1,982 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 98 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 47 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 48,979 100.0
           under 18 years 510 100.0     Total ancestries reported 52,474 107.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 286 56.1   Arab 96 0.2
        Czech¹ 202 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 259 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 36,594 100.0   Dutch 1,712 3.5
Civilian veterans 5,038 13.8   English 4,344 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 999 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 142 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 21,045 43.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 11,189 100.0   Greek 154 0.3
With a disability 807 7.2   Hungarian 127 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 26,674 100.0   Irish¹ 5,375 11.0
With a disability 4,306 16.1   Italian 1,302 2.7
 Percent employed 59.3 (X)   Lithuanian 146 0.3
No disability 22,368 83.9   Norwegian 1,577 3.2
 Percent employed 80.8 (X)   Polish 1,250 2.6
     Population 65 years and over 7,468 100.0   Portuguese 26 0.1
With a disability 3,151 42.2   Russian 164 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 486 1.0
        Scottish 475 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 29 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 46,002 100.0   Subsaharan African 82 0.2
Same house in 1995 27,482 59.7   Swedish 1,263 2.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,251 39.7   Swiss 1,320 2.7
 Same county 11,328 24.6   Ukrainian 27 0.1
 Different county 6,923 15.0   United States or American 2,779 5.7
  Same state 4,516 9.8   Welsh 195 0.4
  Different state 2,407 5.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 269 0.6   Other ancestries 6,890 14.1
 
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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