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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Barry 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 56,755 100.0
      enrolled in school 14,796 100.0   Native 56,292 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 1,004 6.8       Born in United States 56,028 98.7
Kindergarten 985 6.7           State of residence 47,365 83.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,136 48.2           Different state 8,663 15.3
High school (grades 9-12) 3,476 23.5       Born outside United States 264 0.5
College or graduate school 2,195 14.8   Foreign born 463 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 97 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 304 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 37,132 100.0       Not a citizen 159 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,105 3.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,810 10.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,577 39.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 463 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,489 25.6   Europe 273 59.0
Associate degree 2,679 7.2   Asia 79 17.1
Bachelor's degree 3,651 9.8   Africa 10 2.2
Graduate or professional degree 1,821 4.9   Oceania 4 0.9
        Latin America 47 10.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.8 (X)   Northern America 50 10.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 52,919 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 44,012 100.0   English only 51,781 97.8
Never married 8,761 19.9   Language other than English 1,138 2.2
Now married, except separated 28,442 64.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 267 0.5
Separated 312 0.7   Spanish 504 1.0
Widowed 2,413 5.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 111 0.2
 Female 1,937 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 573 1.1
Divorced 4,084 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 143 0.3
 Female 2,036 4.6   Asian and Pacific Island languages 17 0.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 56,755 100.0
           under 18 years 741 100.0     Total ancestries reported 56,898 100.3
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 372 50.2   Arab 37 0.1
        Czech¹ 251 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 363 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 41,300 100.0   Dutch 6,740 11.9
Civilian veterans 5,880 14.2   English 8,277 14.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,323 4.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 808 1.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,702 22.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 13,604 100.0   Greek 85 0.1
With a disability 1,114 8.2   Hungarian 206 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 32,552 100.0   Irish¹ 6,710 11.8
With a disability 5,479 16.8   Italian 1,290 2.3
 Percent employed 59.4 (X)   Lithuanian 107 0.2
No disability 27,073 83.2   Norwegian 496 0.9
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 2,186 3.9
     Population 65 years and over 6,459 100.0   Portuguese 66 0.1
With a disability 2,611 40.4   Russian 261 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 743 1.3
        Scottish 1,250 2.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 108 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 52,919 100.0   Subsaharan African 84 0.1
Same house in 1995 32,487 61.4   Swedish 863 1.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 20,283 38.3   Swiss 157 0.3
 Same county 7,962 15.0   Ukrainian 149 0.3
 Different county 12,321 23.3   United States or American 4,921 8.7
  Same state 10,172 19.2   Welsh 260 0.5
  Different state 2,149 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 12 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 149 0.3   Other ancestries 5,443 9.6
 
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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