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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ottawa 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 6,163 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,514 100.0   Native 6,118 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 121 8.0       Born in United States 6,086 98.8
Kindergarten 77 5.1           State of residence 5,007 81.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 743 49.1           Different state 1,079 17.5
High school (grades 9-12) 424 28.0       Born outside United States 32 0.5
College or graduate school 149 9.8   Foreign born 45 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 18 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 22 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 4,228 100.0       Not a citizen 23 0.4
Less than 9th grade 232 5.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 353 8.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,601 37.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 43 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,096 25.9   Europe 16 37.2
Associate degree 256 6.1   Asia 10 23.3
Bachelor's degree 521 12.3   Africa 10 23.3
Graduate or professional degree 169 4.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 7 16.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.2 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,816 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,921 100.0   English only 5,673 97.5
Never married 910 18.5   Language other than English 143 2.5
Now married, except separated 3,198 65.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.6
Separated 61 1.2   Spanish 100 1.7
Widowed 370 7.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.4
 Female 280 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 37 0.6
Divorced 382 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.1
 Female 207 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 3 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,163 100.0
           under 18 years 95 100.0     Total ancestries reported 5,687 92.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 55 57.9   Arab 7 0.1
        Czech¹ 171 2.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 95 1.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,580 100.0   Dutch 160 2.6
Civilian veterans 679 14.8   English 829 13.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 312 5.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 65 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,691 27.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,423 100.0   Greek 5 0.1
With a disability 85 6.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,240 100.0   Irish¹ 745 12.1
With a disability 491 15.2   Italian 66 1.1
 Percent employed 57.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 2,749 84.8   Norwegian 30 0.5
 Percent employed 86.6 (X)   Polish 21 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,007 100.0   Portuguese 3 0.0
With a disability 441 43.8   Russian 6 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 60 1.0
        Scottish 105 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,816 100.0   Subsaharan African 19 0.3
Same house in 1995 3,440 59.1   Swedish 249 4.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 2,334 40.1   Swiss 31 0.5
 Same county 986 17.0   Ukrainian 4 0.1
 Different county 1,348 23.2   United States or American 570 9.2
  Same state 1,096 18.8   Welsh 42 0.7
  Different state 252 4.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 42 0.7   Other ancestries 401 6.5
 
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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