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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rush 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 3,551 100.0
      enrolled in school 790 100.0   Native 3,534 99.5
Nursery school, preschool 42 5.3       Born in United States 3,524 99.2
Kindergarten 36 4.6           State of residence 2,918 82.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 397 50.3           Different state 606 17.1
High school (grades 9-12) 211 26.7       Born outside United States 10 0.3
College or graduate school 104 13.2   Foreign born 17 0.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 17 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 2,568 100.0       Not a citizen 0 0.0
Less than 9th grade 220 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 221 8.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 834 32.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 17 100.0
Some college, no degree 749 29.2   Europe 7 41.2
Associate degree 123 4.8   Asia 2 11.8
Bachelor's degree 304 11.8   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 117 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 8 47.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.8 (X)   Northern America 0 0.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 3,379 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 2,917 100.0   English only 3,160 93.5
Never married 485 16.6   Language other than English 219 6.5
Now married, except separated 1,855 63.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 83 2.5
Separated 11 0.4   Spanish 27 0.8
Widowed 293 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.4
 Female 247 8.5   Other Indo-European languages 184 5.4
Divorced 273 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 70 2.1
 Female 129 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 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 3,551 100.0
           under 18 years 12 100.0     Total ancestries reported 3,353 94.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 5 41.7   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 176 5.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 2,763 100.0   Dutch 71 2.0
Civilian veterans 474 17.2   English 245 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 84 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 26 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,601 45.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 715 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 41 5.7   Hungarian 9 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 1,758 100.0   Irish¹ 246 6.9
With a disability 334 19.0   Italian 43 1.2
 Percent employed 60.2 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,424 81.0   Norwegian 19 0.5
 Percent employed 84.8 (X)   Polish 40 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 818 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 306 37.4   Russian 54 1.5
        Scotch-Irish 58 1.6
        Scottish 44 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 3,379 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 2,195 65.0   Swedish 52 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,180 34.9   Swiss 8 0.2
 Same county 494 14.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 686 20.3   United States or American 272 7.7
  Same state 521 15.4   Welsh 27 0.8
  Different state 165 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 4 0.1   Other ancestries 261 7.4
 
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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