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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alpena 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 31,314 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,992 100.0   Native 30,953 98.8
Nursery school, preschool 424 5.3       Born in United States 30,863 98.6
Kindergarten 499 6.2           State of residence 27,637 88.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,536 44.2           Different state 3,226 10.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,898 23.7       Born outside United States 90 0.3
College or graduate school 1,635 20.5   Foreign born 361 1.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 122 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 167 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 21,399 100.0       Not a citizen 194 0.6
Less than 9th grade 1,577 7.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,040 9.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,631 35.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 361 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,380 25.1   Europe 137 38.0
Associate degree 1,954 9.1   Asia 112 31.0
Bachelor's degree 1,688 7.9   Africa 30 8.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,129 5.3   Oceania 5 1.4
        Latin America 16 4.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.1 (X)   Northern America 61 16.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 29,600 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 25,334 100.0   English only 28,391 95.9
Never married 5,643 22.3   Language other than English 1,209 4.1
Now married, except separated 14,623 57.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 371 1.3
Separated 253 1.0   Spanish 177 0.6
Widowed 2,268 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 40 0.1
 Female 1,899 7.5   Other Indo-European languages 862 2.9
Divorced 2,547 10.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 275 0.9
 Female 1,352 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 29 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 31,314 100.0
           under 18 years 244 100.0     Total ancestries reported 35,816 114.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 83 34.0   Arab 156 0.5
        Czech¹ 91 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 73 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,786 100.0   Dutch 561 1.8
Civilian veterans 3,857 16.2   English 2,813 9.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,035 12.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,541 4.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,921 28.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,989 100.0   Greek 21 0.1
With a disability 773 11.1   Hungarian 181 0.6
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,068 100.0   Irish¹ 2,562 8.2
With a disability 3,511 20.6   Italian 506 1.6
 Percent employed 45.3 (X)   Lithuanian 38 0.1
No disability 13,557 79.4   Norwegian 817 2.6
 Percent employed 77.7 (X)   Polish 7,457 23.8
     Population 65 years and over 5,357 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,348 43.8   Russian 219 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 459 1.5
        Scottish 927 3.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 11 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 29,600 100.0   Subsaharan African 28 0.1
Same house in 1995 18,831 63.6   Swedish 343 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 10,683 36.1   Swiss 112 0.4
 Same county 6,733 22.7   Ukrainian 81 0.3
 Different county 3,950 13.3   United States or American 1,606 5.1
  Same state 2,886 9.8   Welsh 198 0.6
  Different state 1,064 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 86 0.3   Other ancestries 2,050 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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