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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Allegan 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 105,665 100.0
      enrolled in school 28,058 100.0   Native 102,579 97.1
Nursery school, preschool 1,564 5.6       Born in United States 102,139 96.7
Kindergarten 1,836 6.5           State of residence 84,186 79.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,248 50.8           Different state 17,953 17.0
High school (grades 9-12) 7,091 25.3       Born outside United States 440 0.4
College or graduate school 3,319 11.8   Foreign born 3,086 2.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,383 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,269 1.2
  Population 25 years and over 66,925 100.0       Not a citizen 1,817 1.7
Less than 9th grade 4,015 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,820 11.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26,190 39.1     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,086 100.0
Some college, no degree 14,067 21.0   Europe 653 21.2
Associate degree 4,238 6.3   Asia 468 15.2
Bachelor's degree 7,231 10.8   Africa 14 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 3,364 5.0   Oceania 14 0.5
        Latin America 1,827 59.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.3 (X)   Northern America 110 3.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 98,039 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 80,535 100.0   English only 91,396 93.2
Never married 17,769 22.1   Language other than English 6,643 6.8
Now married, except separated 49,684 61.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,611 2.7
Separated 923 1.1   Spanish 5,097 5.2
Widowed 4,430 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,221 2.3
 Female 3,561 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 1,052 1.1
Divorced 7,729 9.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 157 0.2
 Female 4,126 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 335 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 198 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 105,665 100.0
           under 18 years 1,305 100.0     Total ancestries reported 113,093 107.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 603 46.2   Arab 81 0.1
        Czech¹ 603 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 633 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 75,285 100.0   Dutch 25,079 23.7
Civilian veterans 9,264 12.3   English 11,270 10.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,832 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,127 1.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 22,155 21.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 26,768 100.0   Greek 103 0.1
With a disability 2,118 7.9   Hungarian 454 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 59,355 100.0   Irish¹ 10,467 9.9
With a disability 9,911 16.7   Italian 2,339 2.2
 Percent employed 61.4 (X)   Lithuanian 266 0.3
No disability 49,444 83.3   Norwegian 750 0.7
 Percent employed 81.3 (X)   Polish 5,176 4.9
     Population 65 years and over 11,159 100.0   Portuguese 43 0.0
With a disability 4,711 42.2   Russian 367 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 999 0.9
        Scottish 1,806 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 275 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 98,039 100.0   Subsaharan African 40 0.0
Same house in 1995 56,745 57.9   Swedish 1,557 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 40,440 41.2   Swiss 309 0.3
 Same county 19,763 20.2   Ukrainian 134 0.1
 Different county 20,677 21.1   United States or American 7,884 7.5
  Same state 16,177 16.5   Welsh 612 0.6
  Different state 4,500 4.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 1 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 854 0.9   Other ancestries 14,731 13.9
 
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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