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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 18,293 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,290 100.0   Native 17,939 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 281 6.6       Born in United States 17,883 97.8
Kindergarten 187 4.4           State of residence 13,176 72.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,126 49.6           Different state 4,707 25.7
High school (grades 9-12) 979 22.8       Born outside United States 56 0.3
College or graduate school 717 16.7   Foreign born 354 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 191 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 104 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 12,695 100.0       Not a citizen 250 1.4
Less than 9th grade 1,578 12.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,622 12.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,931 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 354 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,694 21.2   Europe 50 14.1
Associate degree 869 6.8   Asia 51 14.4
Bachelor's degree 1,202 9.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 799 6.3   Oceania 4 1.1
        Latin America 249 70.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 74.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 17,339 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,825 100.0   English only 16,715 96.4
Never married 2,973 20.1   Language other than English 624 3.6
Now married, except separated 8,739 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 308 1.8
Separated 186 1.3   Spanish 457 2.6
Widowed 1,431 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 240 1.4
 Female 1,160 7.8   Other Indo-European languages 104 0.6
Divorced 1,496 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.2
 Female 928 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 55 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,293 100.0
           under 18 years 171 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,749 75.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 114 66.7   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 58 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 26 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,038 100.0   Dutch 401 2.2
Civilian veterans 2,126 15.1   English 1,568 8.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 478 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 47 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,272 17.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,933 100.0   Greek 18 0.1
With a disability 313 8.0   Hungarian 21 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,168 100.0   Irish¹ 1,839 10.1
With a disability 2,694 26.5   Italian 282 1.5
 Percent employed 36.1 (X)   Lithuanian 35 0.2
No disability 7,474 73.5   Norwegian 75 0.4
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 152 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,951 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 1,459 49.4   Russian 18 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 244 1.3
        Scottish 247 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 15 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 17,339 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,463 60.3   Swedish 107 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,775 39.1   Swiss 33 0.2
 Same county 4,069 23.5   Ukrainian 4 0.0
 Different county 2,706 15.6   United States or American 2,379 13.0
  Same state 1,897 10.9   Welsh 90 0.5
  Different state 809 4.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 101 0.6   Other ancestries 2,312 12.6
 
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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