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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Spencer 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 20,391 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,109 100.0   Native 20,207 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 337 6.6       Born in United States 20,113 98.6
Kindergarten 291 5.7           State of residence 13,791 67.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,623 51.3           Different state 6,322 31.0
High school (grades 9-12) 1,285 25.2       Born outside United States 94 0.5
College or graduate school 573 11.2   Foreign born 184 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 131 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 29 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 13,491 100.0       Not a citizen 155 0.8
Less than 9th grade 740 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,801 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,769 42.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 184 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,493 18.5   Europe 21 11.4
Associate degree 937 6.9   Asia 24 13.0
Bachelor's degree 1,034 7.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 717 5.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 117 63.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.2 (X)   Northern America 22 12.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 19,135 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,970 100.0   English only 18,533 96.9
Never married 3,143 19.7   Language other than English 602 3.1
Now married, except separated 10,324 64.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 214 1.1
Separated 94 0.6   Spanish 283 1.5
Widowed 1,067 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 125 0.7
 Female 883 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 294 1.5
Divorced 1,342 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 89 0.5
 Female 636 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,391 100.0
           under 18 years 226 100.0     Total ancestries reported 17,475 85.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 104 46.0   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 9 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 24 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 14,986 100.0   Dutch 234 1.1
Civilian veterans 2,112 14.1   English 1,671 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 656 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 36 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,639 32.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,885 100.0   Greek 14 0.1
With a disability 400 8.2   Hungarian 42 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,557 100.0   Irish¹ 2,024 9.9
With a disability 1,970 17.0   Italian 260 1.3
 Percent employed 58.5 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 9,587 83.0   Norwegian 71 0.3
 Percent employed 81.3 (X)   Polish 228 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 2,497 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,020 40.8   Russian 14 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 149 0.7
        Scottish 232 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 19,135 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 12,612 65.9   Swedish 69 0.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,426 33.6   Swiss 67 0.3
 Same county 3,242 16.9   Ukrainian 3 0.0
 Different county 3,184 16.6   United States or American 3,068 15.0
  Same state 1,984 10.4   Welsh 56 0.3
  Different state 1,200 6.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 97 0.5   Other ancestries 1,885 9.2
 
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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