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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Starke 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 23,556 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,722 100.0   Native 22,937 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 367 6.4       Born in United States 22,889 97.2
Kindergarten 322 5.6           State of residence 16,251 69.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,936 51.3           Different state 6,638 28.2
High school (grades 9-12) 1,481 25.9       Born outside United States 48 0.2
College or graduate school 616 10.8   Foreign born 619 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 212 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 311 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 15,290 100.0       Not a citizen 308 1.3
Less than 9th grade 1,203 7.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,082 20.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,640 43.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 619 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,341 15.3   Europe 356 57.5
Associate degree 738 4.8   Asia 79 12.8
Bachelor's degree 700 4.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 586 3.8   Oceania 14 2.3
        Latin America 162 26.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 72.0 (X)   Northern America 8 1.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 8.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 22,024 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 18,413 100.0   English only 20,901 94.9
Never married 3,725 20.2   Language other than English 1,123 5.1
Now married, except separated 11,245 61.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 406 1.8
Separated 247 1.3   Spanish 465 2.1
Widowed 1,344 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 162 0.7
 Female 1,098 6.0   Other Indo-European languages 603 2.7
Divorced 1,852 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 239 1.1
 Female 988 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 47 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 23,556 100.0
           under 18 years 434 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,494 95.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 222 51.2   Arab 10 0.0
        Czech¹ 537 2.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 163 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 17,252 100.0   Dutch 560 2.4
Civilian veterans 2,319 13.4   English 1,608 6.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 621 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 98 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,725 24.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,591 100.0   Greek 79 0.3
With a disability 402 7.2   Hungarian 187 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,076 100.0   Irish¹ 3,137 13.3
With a disability 2,926 22.4   Italian 788 3.3
 Percent employed 49.6 (X)   Lithuanian 102 0.4
No disability 10,150 77.6   Norwegian 163 0.7
 Percent employed 74.6 (X)   Polish 1,841 7.8
     Population 65 years and over 3,039 100.0   Portuguese 11 0.0
With a disability 1,432 47.1   Russian 61 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 266 1.1
        Scottish 215 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 92 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 22,024 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 13,554 61.5   Swedish 544 2.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,324 37.8   Swiss 78 0.3
 Same county 4,041 18.3   Ukrainian 122 0.5
 Different county 4,283 19.4   United States or American 2,883 12.2
  Same state 2,718 12.3   Welsh 70 0.3
  Different state 1,565 7.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 146 0.7   Other ancestries 2,533 10.8
 
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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