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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Will 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 502,266 100.0
      enrolled in school 147,354 100.0   Native 466,551 92.9
Nursery school, preschool 13,422 9.1       Born in United States 463,768 92.3
Kindergarten 8,962 6.1           State of residence 376,062 74.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 68,608 46.6           Different state 87,706 17.5
High school (grades 9-12) 29,925 20.3       Born outside United States 2,783 0.6
College or graduate school 26,437 17.9   Foreign born 35,715 7.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 14,192 2.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 15,449 3.1
  Population 25 years and over 310,918 100.0       Not a citizen 20,266 4.0
Less than 9th grade 13,370 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 27,463 8.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 90,360 29.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 35,715 100.0
Some college, no degree 77,970 25.1   Europe 7,476 20.9
Associate degree 22,485 7.2   Asia 8,644 24.2
Bachelor's degree 55,308 17.8   Africa 873 2.4
Graduate or professional degree 23,962 7.7   Oceania 91 0.3
        Latin America 17,759 49.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.9 (X)   Northern America 872 2.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 460,465 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 374,741 100.0   English only 405,351 88.0
Never married 89,924 24.0   Language other than English 55,114 12.0
Now married, except separated 233,431 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 21,126 4.6
Separated 4,395 1.2   Spanish 32,352 7.0
Widowed 18,389 4.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14,773 3.2
 Female 15,049 4.0   Other Indo-European languages 14,577 3.2
Divorced 28,602 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,830 0.8
 Female 15,768 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 6,456 1.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,171 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 502,266 100.0
           under 18 years 9,384 100.0     Total ancestries reported 619,490 123.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 3,560 37.9   Arab 1,742 0.3
        Czech¹ 11,994 2.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,129 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 351,732 100.0   Dutch 12,262 2.4
Civilian veterans 39,536 11.2   English 33,979 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 12,589 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,449 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 121,819 24.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 126,971 100.0   Greek 4,947 1.0
With a disability 7,404 5.8   Hungarian 3,786 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 286,741 100.0   Irish¹ 91,483 18.2
With a disability 35,408 12.3   Italian 53,894 10.7
 Percent employed 62.0 (X)   Lithuanian 7,105 1.4
No disability 251,333 87.7   Norwegian 8,104 1.6
 Percent employed 79.9 (X)   Polish 61,235 12.2
     Population 65 years and over 39,219 100.0   Portuguese 338 0.1
With a disability 15,056 38.4   Russian 3,585 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 5,846 1.2
        Scottish 6,289 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5,275 1.1
  Population 5 years and over 460,465 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,226 0.4
Same house in 1995 249,731 54.2   Swedish 15,892 3.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 203,938 44.3   Swiss 1,151 0.2
 Same county 79,527 17.3   Ukrainian 1,781 0.4
 Different county 124,411 27.0   United States or American 16,044 3.2
  Same state 97,674 21.2   Welsh 2,129 0.4
  Different state 26,737 5.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 905 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 6,796 1.5   Other ancestries 127,512 25.4
 
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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