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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Decatur 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 24,555 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,684 100.0   Native 24,161 98.4
Nursery school, preschool 429 7.5       Born in United States 24,110 98.2
Kindergarten 334 5.9           State of residence 20,593 83.9
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,951 51.9           Different state 3,517 14.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,323 23.3       Born outside United States 51 0.2
College or graduate school 647 11.4   Foreign born 394 1.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 226 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 124 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 15,948 100.0       Not a citizen 270 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,038 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,301 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,573 47.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 394 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,390 15.0   Europe 77 19.5
Associate degree 817 5.1   Asia 273 69.3
Bachelor's degree 1,119 7.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 710 4.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3 0.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.1 (X)   Northern America 41 10.4
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,712 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,165 100.0   English only 22,026 97.0
Never married 3,792 19.8   Language other than English 686 3.0
Now married, except separated 11,837 61.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 176 0.8
Separated 211 1.1   Spanish 141 0.6
Widowed 1,296 6.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
 Female 1,056 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 342 1.5
Divorced 2,029 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 36 0.2
 Female 1,131 5.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 201 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,555 100.0
           under 18 years 349 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,310 74.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 169 48.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 27 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,093 100.0   Dutch 295 1.2
Civilian veterans 2,500 13.8   English 2,203 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 396 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 17 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,206 25.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,420 100.0   Greek 57 0.2
With a disability 388 7.2   Hungarian 26 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,969 100.0   Irish¹ 2,134 8.7
With a disability 2,206 15.8   Italian 342 1.4
 Percent employed 61.0 (X)   Lithuanian 45 0.2
No disability 11,763 84.2   Norwegian 48 0.2
 Percent employed 82.4 (X)   Polish 172 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,052 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,317 43.2   Russian 2 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 405 1.6
        Scottish 278 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 22,712 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,760 60.6   Swedish 69 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,741 38.5   Swiss 59 0.2
 Same county 5,709 25.1   Ukrainian 12 0.0
 Different county 3,032 13.3   United States or American 3,499 14.2
  Same state 2,111 9.3   Welsh 75 0.3
  Different state 921 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 211 0.9   Other ancestries 1,931 7.9
 
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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