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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: LaPorte 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 110,106 100.0
      enrolled in school 27,395 100.0   Native 107,376 97.5
Nursery school, preschool 2,112 7.7       Born in United States 107,034 97.2
Kindergarten 1,447 5.3           State of residence 76,817 69.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 12,205 44.6           Different state 30,217 27.4
High school (grades 9-12) 7,106 25.9       Born outside United States 342 0.3
College or graduate school 4,525 16.5   Foreign born 2,730 2.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 880 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,464 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 73,723 100.0       Not a citizen 1,266 1.1
Less than 9th grade 3,706 5.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,608 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30,234 41.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,730 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,804 20.1   Europe 1,024 37.5
Associate degree 4,059 5.5   Asia 484 17.7
Bachelor's degree 6,633 9.0   Africa 62 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 3,679 5.0   Oceania 4 0.1
        Latin America 1,017 37.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.6 (X)   Northern America 139 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 103,061 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 87,918 100.0   English only 96,957 94.1
Never married 20,024 22.8   Language other than English 6,104 5.9
Now married, except separated 49,361 56.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,149 2.1
Separated 1,201 1.4   Spanish 3,162 3.1
Widowed 6,390 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,401 1.4
 Female 5,132 5.8   Other Indo-European languages 2,298 2.2
Divorced 10,942 12.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 577 0.6
 Female 5,384 6.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 184 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 43 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 110,106 100.0
           under 18 years 1,911 100.0     Total ancestries reported 116,210 105.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 919 48.1   Arab 914 0.8
        Czech¹ 828 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 323 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 83,092 100.0   Dutch 2,829 2.6
Civilian veterans 13,009 15.7   English 8,432 7.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,540 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 579 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 30,064 27.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 23,576 100.0   Greek 464 0.4
With a disability 1,873 7.9   Hungarian 1,117 1.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 58,819 100.0   Irish¹ 13,721 12.5
With a disability 10,655 18.1   Italian 3,064 2.8
 Percent employed 61.4 (X)   Lithuanian 434 0.4
No disability 48,164 81.9   Norwegian 879 0.8
 Percent employed 80.6 (X)   Polish 13,600 12.4
     Population 65 years and over 14,427 100.0   Portuguese 52 0.0
With a disability 6,266 43.4   Russian 541 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 1,158 1.1
        Scottish 1,505 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 393 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 103,061 100.0   Subsaharan African 470 0.4
Same house in 1995 60,129 58.3   Swedish 2,742 2.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 42,120 40.9   Swiss 250 0.2
 Same county 25,866 25.1   Ukrainian 315 0.3
 Different county 16,254 15.8   United States or American 8,588 7.8
  Same state 9,354 9.1   Welsh 573 0.5
  Different state 6,900 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 69 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 812 0.8   Other ancestries 19,766 18.0
 
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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