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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blackford 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 14,048 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,178 100.0   Native 14,029 99.9
Nursery school, preschool 230 7.2       Born in United States 14,006 99.7
Kindergarten 197 6.2           State of residence 11,960 85.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,589 50.0           Different state 2,046 14.6
High school (grades 9-12) 793 25.0       Born outside United States 23 0.2
College or graduate school 369 11.6   Foreign born 19 0.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 0 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 9 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 9,550 100.0       Not a citizen 10 0.1
Less than 9th grade 376 3.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,413 14.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,727 49.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 19 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,567 16.4   Europe 2 10.5
Associate degree 487 5.1   Asia 10 52.6
Bachelor's degree 634 6.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 346 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 2 10.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.3 (X)   Northern America 5 26.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 13,147 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,148 100.0   English only 12,855 97.8
Never married 2,046 18.4   Language other than English 292 2.2
Now married, except separated 6,822 61.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 88 0.7
Separated 62 0.6   Spanish 185 1.4
Widowed 852 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.4
 Female 731 6.6   Other Indo-European languages 96 0.7
Divorced 1,366 12.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.2
 Female 702 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 11 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 14,048 100.0
           under 18 years 177 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,403 66.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 111 62.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 10,577 100.0   Dutch 210 1.5
Civilian veterans 1,529 14.5   English 1,095 7.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 209 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 64 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,348 16.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,988 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 226 7.6   Hungarian 31 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,915 100.0   Irish¹ 1,310 9.3
With a disability 1,592 20.1   Italian 184 1.3
 Percent employed 60.3 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 6,323 79.9   Norwegian 29 0.2
 Percent employed 79.0 (X)   Polish 109 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 2,068 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 806 39.0   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 148 1.1
        Scottish 78 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 13,147 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,942 60.4   Swedish 51 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,192 39.5   Swiss 55 0.4
 Same county 3,200 24.3   Ukrainian 13 0.1
 Different county 1,992 15.2   United States or American 2,174 15.5
  Same state 1,579 12.0   Welsh 66 0.5
  Different state 413 3.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 13 0.1   Other ancestries 1,224 8.7
 
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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