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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Decatur 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 8,689 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,733 100.0   Native 8,513 98.0
Nursery school, preschool 127 4.6       Born in United States 8,487 97.7
Kindergarten 134 4.9           State of residence 5,836 67.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 936 34.2           Different state 2,651 30.5
High school (grades 9-12) 461 16.9       Born outside United States 26 0.3
College or graduate school 1,075 39.3   Foreign born 176 2.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 128 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 27 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 5,283 100.0       Not a citizen 149 1.7
Less than 9th grade 437 8.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 529 10.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,192 41.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 176 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,010 19.1   Europe 43 24.4
Associate degree 315 6.0   Asia 44 25.0
Bachelor's degree 516 9.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 284 5.4   Oceania 3 1.7
        Latin America 30 17.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.7 (X)   Northern America 56 31.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 8,208 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 7,068 100.0   English only 7,751 94.4
Never married 1,893 26.8   Language other than English 457 5.6
Now married, except separated 3,954 55.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 158 1.9
Separated 106 1.5   Spanish 205 2.5
Widowed 548 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 73 0.9
 Female 459 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 202 2.5
Divorced 567 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 69 0.8
 Female 316 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 50 0.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 8,689 100.0
           under 18 years 90 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,309 84.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 55 61.1   Arab 3 0.0
        Czech¹ 27 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 72 0.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 6,675 100.0   Dutch 351 4.0
Civilian veterans 774 11.6   English 1,130 13.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 142 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 21 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,771 20.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,289 100.0   Greek 10 0.1
With a disability 218 9.5   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 4,372 100.0   Irish¹ 995 11.5
With a disability 761 17.4   Italian 47 0.5
 Percent employed 53.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 3,611 82.6   Norwegian 231 2.7
 Percent employed 80.4 (X)   Polish 88 1.0
     Population 65 years and over 1,409 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 572 40.6   Russian 19 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 164 1.9
        Scottish 170 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 8,208 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,412 53.8   Swedish 96 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,688 44.9   Swiss 26 0.3
 Same county 1,444 17.6   Ukrainian 6 0.1
 Different county 2,244 27.3   United States or American 891 10.3
  Same state 878 10.7   Welsh 124 1.4
  Different state 1,366 16.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 108 1.3   Other ancestries 920 10.6
 
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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