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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Spencer 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 11,766 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,845 100.0   Native 11,626 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 217 7.6       Born in United States 11,568 98.3
Kindergarten 205 7.2           State of residence 9,689 82.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,423 50.0           Different state 1,879 16.0
High school (grades 9-12) 693 24.4       Born outside United States 58 0.5
College or graduate school 307 10.8   Foreign born 140 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 77 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 96 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 7,672 100.0       Not a citizen 44 0.4
Less than 9th grade 927 12.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 962 12.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,095 40.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 140 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,411 18.4   Europe 19 13.6
Associate degree 429 5.6   Asia 37 26.4
Bachelor's degree 519 6.8   Africa 10 7.1
Graduate or professional degree 329 4.3   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 68 48.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.4 (X)   Northern America 6 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 10,907 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,077 100.0   English only 10,649 97.6
Never married 1,605 17.7   Language other than English 258 2.4
Now married, except separated 6,079 67.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 157 1.4
Separated 81 0.9   Spanish 106 1.0
Widowed 541 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.9
 Female 433 4.8   Other Indo-European languages 138 1.3
Divorced 771 8.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.5
 Female 383 4.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 11,766 100.0
           under 18 years 251 100.0     Total ancestries reported 9,398 79.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 96 38.2   Arab 7 0.1
        Czech¹ 10 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 27 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,559 100.0   Dutch 122 1.0
Civilian veterans 1,079 12.6   English 1,101 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 96 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,601 13.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,755 100.0   Greek 23 0.2
With a disability 192 7.0   Hungarian 52 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,054 100.0   Irish¹ 1,568 13.3
With a disability 1,512 21.4   Italian 161 1.4
 Percent employed 61.6 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 5,542 78.6   Norwegian 18 0.2
 Percent employed 80.2 (X)   Polish 92 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 965 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 488 50.6   Russian 6 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 134 1.1
        Scottish 179 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 6 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 10,907 100.0   Subsaharan African 10 0.1
Same house in 1995 5,444 49.9   Swedish 10 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,385 49.4   Swiss 4 0.0
 Same county 1,661 15.2   Ukrainian 10 0.1
 Different county 3,724 34.1   United States or American 2,813 23.9
  Same state 2,980 27.3   Welsh 32 0.3
  Different state 744 6.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 78 0.7   Other ancestries 1,301 11.1
 
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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