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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rush 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 18,261 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,229 100.0   Native 18,206 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 302 7.1       Born in United States 18,148 99.4
Kindergarten 295 7.0           State of residence 15,279 83.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,220 52.5           Different state 2,869 15.7
High school (grades 9-12) 962 22.7       Born outside United States 58 0.3
College or graduate school 450 10.6   Foreign born 55 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 18 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 29 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 12,020 100.0       Not a citizen 26 0.1
Less than 9th grade 782 6.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,665 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,123 50.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 55 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,696 14.1   Europe 27 49.1
Associate degree 515 4.3   Asia 23 41.8
Bachelor's degree 870 7.2   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 369 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 4 7.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.6 (X)   Northern America 1 1.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,993 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,165 100.0   English only 16,507 97.1
Never married 2,488 17.6   Language other than English 486 2.9
Now married, except separated 8,900 62.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.3
Separated 165 1.2   Spanish 54 0.3
Widowed 1,043 7.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
 Female 858 6.1   Other Indo-European languages 397 2.3
Divorced 1,569 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 15 0.1
 Female 848 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 27 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 18,261 100.0
           under 18 years 247 100.0     Total ancestries reported 15,543 85.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 90 36.4   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 21 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,386 100.0   Dutch 261 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,991 14.9   English 2,049 11.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 241 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,178 22.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,190 100.0   Greek 38 0.2
With a disability 354 8.4   Hungarian 9 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,032 100.0   Irish¹ 2,015 11.0
With a disability 1,869 18.6   Italian 144 0.8
 Percent employed 62.7 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 8,163 81.4   Norwegian 15 0.1
 Percent employed 81.5 (X)   Polish 75 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,503 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,014 40.5   Russian 19 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 301 1.6
        Scottish 271 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,993 100.0   Subsaharan African 14 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,152 59.7   Swedish 40 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,816 40.1   Swiss 94 0.5
 Same county 4,191 24.7   Ukrainian 7 0.0
 Different county 2,625 15.4   United States or American 4,176 22.9
  Same state 2,140 12.6   Welsh 82 0.4
  Different state 485 2.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 25 0.1   Other ancestries 1,487 8.1
 
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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