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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whiteside 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 60,653 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,998 100.0   Native 58,968 97.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,068 7.1       Born in United States 58,691 96.8
Kindergarten 962 6.4           State of residence 44,084 72.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,014 46.8           Different state 14,607 24.1
High school (grades 9-12) 3,668 24.5       Born outside United States 277 0.5
College or graduate school 2,286 15.2   Foreign born 1,685 2.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 658 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 680 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 40,585 100.0       Not a citizen 1,005 1.7
Less than 9th grade 3,562 8.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,633 11.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,325 37.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,685 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,536 23.5   Europe 326 19.3
Associate degree 2,931 7.2   Asia 172 10.2
Bachelor's degree 3,213 7.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,385 3.4   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 1,157 68.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 30 1.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 56,861 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 48,155 100.0   English only 52,926 93.1
Never married 10,247 21.3   Language other than English 3,935 6.9
Now married, except separated 28,913 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,485 2.6
Separated 612 1.3   Spanish 2,973 5.2
Widowed 3,582 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,161 2.0
 Female 2,919 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 752 1.3
Divorced 4,801 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 220 0.4
 Female 2,709 5.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 170 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 94 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 60,653 100.0
           under 18 years 1,190 100.0     Total ancestries reported 62,293 102.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 521 43.8   Arab 75 0.1
        Czech¹ 186 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 465 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 45,401 100.0   Dutch 5,802 9.6
Civilian veterans 6,501 14.3   English 5,798 9.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,332 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 264 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,577 29.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,757 100.0   Greek 59 0.1
With a disability 1,029 7.5   Hungarian 93 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 33,069 100.0   Irish¹ 8,063 13.3
With a disability 5,452 16.5   Italian 1,455 2.4
 Percent employed 55.5 (X)   Lithuanian 66 0.1
No disability 27,617 83.5   Norwegian 1,026 1.7
 Percent employed 79.4 (X)   Polish 1,087 1.8
     Population 65 years and over 9,155 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 3,541 38.7   Russian 59 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 683 1.1
        Scottish 921 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 38 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 56,861 100.0   Subsaharan African 38 0.1
Same house in 1995 34,310 60.3   Swedish 2,202 3.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 22,281 39.2   Swiss 270 0.4
 Same county 15,704 27.6   Ukrainian 47 0.1
 Different county 6,577 11.6   United States or American 4,440 7.3
  Same state 3,378 5.9   Welsh 249 0.4
  Different state 3,199 5.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 104 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 270 0.5   Other ancestries 9,886 16.3
 
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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