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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fountain 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 17,954 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,260 100.0   Native 17,769 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 325 7.6       Born in United States 17,703 98.6
Kindergarten 260 6.1           State of residence 10,160 56.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,183 51.2           Different state 7,543 42.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,077 25.3       Born outside United States 66 0.4
College or graduate school 415 9.7   Foreign born 185 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 75 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 100 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 11,914 100.0       Not a citizen 85 0.5
Less than 9th grade 602 5.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,703 14.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,656 47.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 185 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,109 17.7   Europe 68 36.8
Associate degree 646 5.4   Asia 43 23.2
Bachelor's degree 718 6.0   Africa 5 2.7
Graduate or professional degree 480 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 60 32.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.7 (X)   Northern America 9 4.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,771 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,067 100.0   English only 16,277 97.1
Never married 2,552 18.1   Language other than English 494 2.9
Now married, except separated 8,612 61.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 153 0.9
Separated 109 0.8   Spanish 310 1.8
Widowed 1,280 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 0.5
 Female 1,064 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 134 0.8
Divorced 1,514 10.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 33 0.2
 Female 780 5.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 45 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,954 100.0
           under 18 years 389 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,014 72.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 198 50.9   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 10 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 9 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,236 100.0   Dutch 552 3.1
Civilian veterans 1,860 14.1   English 1,518 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 393 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 13 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,063 17.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,183 100.0   Greek 17 0.1
With a disability 310 7.4   Hungarian 14 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,728 100.0   Irish¹ 1,415 7.9
With a disability 2,068 21.3   Italian 260 1.4
 Percent employed 63.2 (X)   Lithuanian 56 0.3
No disability 7,660 78.7   Norwegian 51 0.3
 Percent employed 78.3 (X)   Polish 122 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,669 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,152 43.2   Russian 18 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 246 1.4
        Scottish 197 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,771 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 10,268 61.2   Swedish 199 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,435 38.4   Swiss 30 0.2
 Same county 3,451 20.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,984 17.8   United States or American 3,433 19.1
  Same state 1,849 11.0   Welsh 64 0.4
  Different state 1,135 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 68 0.4   Other ancestries 1,324 7.4
 
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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