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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Grand Traverse 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 77,654 100.0
      enrolled in school 19,918 100.0   Native 75,988 97.9
Nursery school, preschool 1,113 5.6       Born in United States 75,601 97.4
Kindergarten 1,052 5.3           State of residence 62,006 79.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 9,114 45.8           Different state 13,595 17.5
High school (grades 9-12) 4,910 24.7       Born outside United States 387 0.5
College or graduate school 3,729 18.7   Foreign born 1,666 2.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 677 0.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 881 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 51,801 100.0       Not a citizen 785 1.0
Less than 9th grade 1,487 2.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,059 7.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,443 27.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,666 100.0
Some college, no degree 13,297 25.7   Europe 688 41.3
Associate degree 4,995 9.6   Asia 350 21.0
Bachelor's degree 8,504 16.4   Africa 26 1.6
Graduate or professional degree 5,016 9.7   Oceania 17 1.0
        Latin America 289 17.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 89.3 (X)   Northern America 296 17.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 26.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 72,878 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 61,517 100.0   English only 69,811 95.8
Never married 14,156 23.0   Language other than English 3,067 4.2
Now married, except separated 36,285 59.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 909 1.2
Separated 591 1.0   Spanish 1,197 1.6
Widowed 3,518 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 371 0.5
 Female 3,002 4.9   Other Indo-European languages 1,298 1.8
Divorced 6,967 11.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 371 0.5
 Female 4,101 6.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 294 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 72 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 77,654 100.0
           under 18 years 703 100.0     Total ancestries reported 87,471 112.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 220 31.3   Arab 219 0.3
        Czech¹ 1,245 1.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 565 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 57,822 100.0   Dutch 3,467 4.5
Civilian veterans 7,939 13.7   English 10,996 14.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,509 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 2,216 2.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 21,647 27.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,740 100.0   Greek 246 0.3
With a disability 1,523 8.6   Hungarian 559 0.7
     Population 21 to 64 years 44,553 100.0   Irish¹ 10,331 13.3
With a disability 6,871 15.4   Italian 2,495 3.2
 Percent employed 64.0 (X)   Lithuanian 217 0.3
No disability 37,682 84.6   Norwegian 1,601 2.1
 Percent employed 82.8 (X)   Polish 6,412 8.3
     Population 65 years and over 9,592 100.0   Portuguese 18 0.0
With a disability 3,493 36.4   Russian 373 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 1,135 1.5
        Scottish 2,735 3.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 102 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 72,878 100.0   Subsaharan African 64 0.1
Same house in 1995 39,671 54.4   Swedish 2,078 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 32,414 44.5   Swiss 396 0.5
 Same county 16,070 22.1   Ukrainian 395 0.5
 Different county 16,344 22.4   United States or American 4,998 6.4
  Same state 11,946 16.4   Welsh 651 0.8
  Different state 4,398 6.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 793 1.1   Other ancestries 7,780 10.0
 
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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