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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Houghton 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 36,016 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,652 100.0   Native 35,039 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 338 2.7       Born in United States 34,844 96.7
Kindergarten 357 2.8           State of residence 28,516 79.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,769 29.8           Different state 6,328 17.6
High school (grades 9-12) 2,046 16.2       Born outside United States 195 0.5
College or graduate school 6,142 48.5   Foreign born 977 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 601 1.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 359 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 21,233 100.0       Not a citizen 618 1.7
Less than 9th grade 1,102 5.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,167 10.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,639 36.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 977 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,809 17.9   Europe 272 27.8
Associate degree 1,636 7.7   Asia 478 48.9
Bachelor's degree 2,984 14.1   Africa 86 8.8
Graduate or professional degree 1,896 8.9   Oceania 11 1.1
        Latin America 45 4.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.6 (X)   Northern America 85 8.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 34,058 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 29,667 100.0   English only 31,565 92.7
Never married 10,589 35.7   Language other than English 2,493 7.3
Now married, except separated 14,072 47.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 707 2.1
Separated 205 0.7   Spanish 314 0.9
Widowed 2,379 8.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 67 0.2
 Female 1,894 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 663 1.9
Divorced 2,422 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 125 0.4
 Female 1,305 4.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 334 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 222 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 36,016 100.0
           under 18 years 205 100.0     Total ancestries reported 44,328 123.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 73 35.6   Arab 84 0.2
        Czech¹ 153 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 261 0.7
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,064 100.0   Dutch 647 1.8
Civilian veterans 3,956 14.1   English 3,625 10.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 3,403 9.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,135 3.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,600 18.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,260 100.0   Greek 96 0.3
With a disability 680 7.3   Hungarian 179 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 18,839 100.0   Irish¹ 2,558 7.1
With a disability 2,627 13.9   Italian 2,374 6.6
 Percent employed 46.3 (X)   Lithuanian 71 0.2
No disability 16,212 86.1   Norwegian 923 2.6
 Percent employed 71.7 (X)   Polish 1,506 4.2
     Population 65 years and over 5,234 100.0   Portuguese 21 0.1
With a disability 2,122 40.5   Russian 152 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 309 0.9
        Scottish 560 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 76 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 34,058 100.0   Subsaharan African 197 0.5
Same house in 1995 19,352 56.8   Swedish 2,065 5.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,225 41.8   Swiss 108 0.3
 Same county 5,842 17.2   Ukrainian 71 0.2
 Different county 8,383 24.6   United States or American 885 2.5
  Same state 5,675 16.7   Welsh 120 0.3
  Different state 2,708 8.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 481 1.4   Other ancestries 16,149 44.8
 
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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