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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Parke 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 17,241 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,019 100.0   Native 17,153 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 306 7.6       Born in United States 17,092 99.1
Kindergarten 182 4.5           State of residence 13,804 80.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,955 48.6           Different state 3,288 19.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,088 27.1       Born outside United States 61 0.4
College or graduate school 488 12.1   Foreign born 88 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 4 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 60 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 11,891 100.0       Not a citizen 28 0.2
Less than 9th grade 533 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,781 15.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,425 45.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 88 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,280 19.2   Europe 60 68.2
Associate degree 495 4.2   Asia 13 14.8
Bachelor's degree 833 7.0   Africa 6 6.8
Graduate or professional degree 544 4.6   Oceania 2 2.3
        Latin America 2 2.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.5 (X)   Northern America 5 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,297 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 13,890 100.0   English only 15,761 96.7
Never married 2,587 18.6   Language other than English 536 3.3
Now married, except separated 8,405 60.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 249 1.5
Separated 151 1.1   Spanish 128 0.8
Widowed 1,092 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 44 0.3
 Female 893 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 360 2.2
Divorced 1,655 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 199 1.2
 Female 884 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,241 100.0
           under 18 years 235 100.0     Total ancestries reported 14,046 81.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 144 61.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 46 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 12 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,095 100.0   Dutch 447 2.6
Civilian veterans 1,930 14.7   English 1,820 10.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 463 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 53 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,921 16.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,740 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 327 8.7   Hungarian 19 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 9,055 100.0   Irish¹ 1,421 8.2
With a disability 1,817 20.1   Italian 460 2.7
 Percent employed 53.8 (X)   Lithuanian 52 0.3
No disability 7,238 79.9   Norwegian 56 0.3
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 177 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 2,372 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 988 41.7   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 223 1.3
        Scottish 354 2.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,297 100.0   Subsaharan African 18 0.1
Same house in 1995 9,995 61.3   Swedish 62 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,216 38.1   Swiss 76 0.4
 Same county 2,512 15.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,704 22.7   United States or American 3,269 19.0
  Same state 2,897 17.8   Welsh 185 1.1
  Different state 807 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 86 0.5   Other ancestries 1,899 11.0
 
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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