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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Branch 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 45,787 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,468 100.0   Native 44,607 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 812 7.1       Born in United States 44,341 96.8
Kindergarten 655 5.7           State of residence 33,137 72.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,453 47.5           Different state 11,204 24.5
High school (grades 9-12) 3,001 26.2       Born outside United States 266 0.6
College or graduate school 1,547 13.5   Foreign born 1,180 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 688 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 358 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 30,300 100.0       Not a citizen 822 1.8
Less than 9th grade 2,039 6.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,027 13.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,364 40.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,180 100.0
Some college, no degree 6,762 22.3   Europe 127 10.8
Associate degree 1,887 6.2   Asia 395 33.5
Bachelor's degree 2,127 7.0   Africa 12 1.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,094 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 531 45.0
Percent high school graduate or higher 80.0 (X)   Northern America 115 9.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 42,921 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 36,162 100.0   English only 40,146 93.5
Never married 8,236 22.8   Language other than English 2,775 6.5
Now married, except separated 20,516 56.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,118 2.6
Separated 547 1.5   Spanish 1,199 2.8
Widowed 2,367 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 534 1.2
 Female 1,954 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 1,085 2.5
Divorced 4,496 12.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 282 0.7
 Female 2,294 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 169 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 124 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 45,787 100.0
           under 18 years 659 100.0     Total ancestries reported 42,456 92.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 249 37.8   Arab 368 0.8
        Czech¹ 142 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 86 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 34,074 100.0   Dutch 1,921 4.2
Civilian veterans 4,519 13.3   English 5,333 11.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,762 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 550 1.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,023 24.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,551 100.0   Greek 46 0.1
With a disability 962 9.1   Hungarian 199 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,950 100.0   Irish¹ 4,555 9.9
With a disability 4,520 18.9   Italian 1,004 2.2
 Percent employed 60.3 (X)   Lithuanian 79 0.2
No disability 19,430 81.1   Norwegian 186 0.4
 Percent employed 81.8 (X)   Polish 2,700 5.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,608 100.0   Portuguese 19 0.0
With a disability 2,324 41.4   Russian 49 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 483 1.1
        Scottish 654 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 57 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 42,921 100.0   Subsaharan African 71 0.2
Same house in 1995 25,033 58.3   Swedish 480 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 17,311 40.3   Swiss 267 0.6
 Same county 9,739 22.7   Ukrainian 21 0.0
 Different county 7,572 17.6   United States or American 4,443 9.7
  Same state 4,804 11.2   Welsh 223 0.5
  Different state 2,768 6.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 8 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 577 1.3   Other ancestries 5,727 12.5
 
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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