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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berrien 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 162,453 100.0
      enrolled in school 42,978 100.0   Native 154,562 95.1
Nursery school, preschool 2,690 6.3       Born in United States 153,556 94.5
Kindergarten 2,293 5.3           State of residence 93,890 57.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 20,160 46.9           Different state 59,666 36.7
High school (grades 9-12) 9,617 22.4       Born outside United States 1,006 0.6
College or graduate school 8,218 19.1   Foreign born 7,891 4.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 3,642 2.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,029 1.9
  Population 25 years and over 106,690 100.0       Not a citizen 4,862 3.0
Less than 9th grade 6,065 5.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,219 12.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 33,998 31.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 7,891 100.0
Some college, no degree 24,234 22.7   Europe 2,139 27.1
Associate degree 8,244 7.7   Asia 1,476 18.7
Bachelor's degree 13,031 12.2   Africa 970 12.3
Graduate or professional degree 7,899 7.4   Oceania 43 0.5
        Latin America 2,629 33.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.9 (X)   Northern America 634 8.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 19.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 151,825 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 127,596 100.0   English only 141,013 92.9
Never married 32,665 25.6   Language other than English 10,812 7.1
Now married, except separated 69,769 54.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,776 2.5
Separated 2,206 1.7   Spanish 4,547 3.0
Widowed 9,634 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,907 1.3
 Female 7,971 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 4,215 2.8
Divorced 13,322 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,195 0.8
 Female 7,403 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,224 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 497 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 162,453 100.0
           under 18 years 3,185 100.0     Total ancestries reported 173,914 107.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,470 46.2   Arab 312 0.2
        Czech¹ 1,776 1.1
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 926 0.6
          Civilian population 18 years and over 120,280 100.0   Dutch 5,510 3.4
Civilian veterans 16,345 13.6   English 15,293 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 5,313 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,212 0.7
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 43,563 26.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 37,869 100.0   Greek 390 0.2
With a disability 3,361 8.9   Hungarian 1,392 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 89,566 100.0   Irish¹ 17,750 10.9
With a disability 17,250 19.3   Italian 5,766 3.5
 Percent employed 60.2 (X)   Lithuanian 666 0.4
No disability 72,316 80.7   Norwegian 1,570 1.0
 Percent employed 79.1 (X)   Polish 7,794 4.8
     Population 65 years and over 22,830 100.0   Portuguese 132 0.1
With a disability 9,690 42.4   Russian 1,214 0.7
        Scotch-Irish 1,861 1.1
        Scottish 2,340 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 316 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 151,825 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,129 1.3
Same house in 1995 87,551 57.7   Swedish 3,442 2.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 61,253 40.3   Swiss 484 0.3
 Same county 40,147 26.4   Ukrainian 385 0.2
 Different county 21,106 13.9   United States or American 11,364 7.0
  Same state 6,112 4.0   Welsh 952 0.6
  Different state 14,994 9.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 886 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 3,021 2.0   Other ancestries 39,176 24.1
 
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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