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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whitley 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 35,865 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,292 100.0   Native 35,609 99.3
Nursery school, preschool 460 5.0       Born in United States 35,471 98.9
Kindergarten 538 5.8           State of residence 24,405 68.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,330 46.6           Different state 11,066 30.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,992 21.4       Born outside United States 138 0.4
College or graduate school 1,972 21.2   Foreign born 256 0.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 143 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 103 0.3
  Population 25 years and over 22,708 100.0       Not a citizen 153 0.4
Less than 9th grade 4,320 19.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,457 19.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,143 31.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 256 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,080 13.6   Europe 84 32.8
Associate degree 674 3.0   Asia 82 32.0
Bachelor's degree 1,551 6.8   Africa 6 2.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,483 6.5   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 76 29.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 61.3 (X)   Northern America 8 3.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 33,566 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 28,238 100.0   English only 32,882 98.0
Never married 5,447 19.3   Language other than English 684 2.0
Now married, except separated 16,624 58.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 315 0.9
Separated 705 2.5   Spanish 316 0.9
Widowed 2,349 8.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 198 0.6
 Female 1,940 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 328 1.0
Divorced 3,113 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 109 0.3
 Female 1,798 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 35,865 100.0
           under 18 years 703 100.0     Total ancestries reported 23,934 66.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 390 55.5   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 51 0.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 31 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 26,637 100.0   Dutch 554 1.5
Civilian veterans 3,027 11.4   English 2,883 8.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 401 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 48 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,113 5.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,906 100.0   Greek 7 0.0
With a disability 820 9.2   Hungarian 60 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,996 100.0   Irish¹ 2,885 8.0
With a disability 6,552 32.8   Italian 247 0.7
 Percent employed 34.5 (X)   Lithuanian 14 0.0
No disability 13,444 67.2   Norwegian 72 0.2
 Percent employed 69.5 (X)   Polish 197 0.5
     Population 65 years and over 4,384 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,730 62.3   Russian 48 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 439 1.2
        Scottish 366 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 17 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 33,566 100.0   Subsaharan African 22 0.1
Same house in 1995 20,690 61.6   Swedish 53 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,685 37.8   Swiss 40 0.1
 Same county 7,141 21.3   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 5,544 16.5   United States or American 9,403 26.2
  Same state 3,191 9.5   Welsh 107 0.3
  Different state 2,353 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 14 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 191 0.6   Other ancestries 3,851 10.7
 
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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