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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Allen 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 331,849 100.0
      enrolled in school 91,489 100.0   Native 318,455 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 7,382 8.1       Born in United States 316,991 95.5
Kindergarten 4,977 5.4           State of residence 226,401 68.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 41,583 45.5           Different state 90,590 27.3
High school (grades 9-12) 19,411 21.2       Born outside United States 1,464 0.4
College or graduate school 18,136 19.8   Foreign born 13,394 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7,280 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 5,235 1.6
  Population 25 years and over 208,769 100.0       Not a citizen 8,159 2.5
Less than 9th grade 8,858 4.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21,027 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 66,688 31.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 13,394 100.0
Some college, no degree 47,897 22.9   Europe 3,156 23.6
Associate degree 16,907 8.1   Asia 3,857 28.8
Bachelor's degree 31,229 15.0   Africa 531 4.0
Graduate or professional degree 16,163 7.7   Oceania 20 0.1
        Latin America 5,031 37.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.7 (X)   Northern America 799 6.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 22.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 306,500 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 254,824 100.0   English only 283,447 92.5
Never married 67,536 26.5   Language other than English 23,053 7.5
Now married, except separated 140,529 55.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,439 3.1
Separated 3,863 1.5   Spanish 11,261 3.7
Widowed 15,544 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5,367 1.8
 Female 12,867 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 8,268 2.7
Divorced 27,352 10.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,185 0.7
 Female 15,648 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 2,781 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,591 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 331,849 100.0
           under 18 years 4,819 100.0     Total ancestries reported 332,582 100.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 2,373 49.2   Arab 742 0.2
        Czech¹ 823 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 712 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 239,943 100.0   Dutch 6,659 2.0
Civilian veterans 29,522 12.3   English 27,208 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 14,573 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,362 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 105,440 31.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 80,086 100.0   Greek 1,236 0.4
With a disability 6,043 7.5   Hungarian 1,267 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 187,314 100.0   Irish¹ 34,775 10.5
With a disability 30,505 16.3   Italian 7,983 2.4
 Percent employed 62.1 (X)   Lithuanian 345 0.1
No disability 156,809 83.7   Norwegian 2,100 0.6
 Percent employed 82.2 (X)   Polish 7,422 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 35,737 100.0   Portuguese 263 0.1
With a disability 13,659 38.2   Russian 1,223 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 3,764 1.1
        Scottish 6,016 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 498 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 306,500 100.0   Subsaharan African 1,570 0.5
Same house in 1995 161,606 52.7   Swedish 3,066 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 139,898 45.6   Swiss 4,090 1.2
 Same county 96,153 31.4   Ukrainian 542 0.2
 Different county 43,745 14.3   United States or American 26,034 7.8
  Same state 18,203 5.9   Welsh 2,056 0.6
  Different state 25,542 8.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 414 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 4,996 1.6   Other ancestries 70,399 21.2
 
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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