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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 3,472 100.0
      enrolled in school 833 100.0   Native 3,429 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 52 6.2       Born in United States 3,418 98.4
Kindergarten 30 3.6           State of residence 2,369 68.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 390 46.8           Different state 1,049 30.2
High school (grades 9-12) 255 30.6       Born outside United States 11 0.3
College or graduate school 106 12.7   Foreign born 43 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 28 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 13 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 2,479 100.0       Not a citizen 30 0.9
Less than 9th grade 94 3.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 243 9.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 991 40.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 43 100.0
Some college, no degree 598 24.1   Europe 0 0.0
Associate degree 171 6.9   Asia 12 27.9
Bachelor's degree 268 10.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 114 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 16 37.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.4 (X)   Northern America 15 34.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,309 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,848 100.0   English only 3,191 96.4
Never married 481 16.9   Language other than English 118 3.6
Now married, except separated 1,783 62.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 20 0.6
Separated 6 0.2   Spanish 60 1.8
Widowed 357 12.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.4
 Female 303 10.6   Other Indo-European languages 44 1.3
Divorced 221 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.2
 Female 101 3.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 14 0.4
                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 3,472 100.0
           under 18 years 18 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,314 95.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 10 55.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 151 4.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 8 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,654 100.0   Dutch 90 2.6
Civilian veterans 409 15.4   English 405 11.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 95 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 31 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,243 35.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 717 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 48 6.7   Hungarian 5 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,648 100.0   Irish¹ 281 8.1
With a disability 313 19.0   Italian 40 1.2
 Percent employed 64.9 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.2
No disability 1,335 81.0   Norwegian 26 0.7
 Percent employed 83.3 (X)   Polish 24 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 812 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 278 34.2   Russian 2 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 48 1.4
        Scottish 39 1.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,309 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,121 64.1   Swedish 231 6.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,134 34.3   Swiss 2 0.1
 Same county 582 17.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 552 16.7   United States or American 282 8.1
  Same state 256 7.7   Welsh 7 0.2
  Different state 296 8.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 54 1.6   Other ancestries 297 8.6
 
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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