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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Montcalm 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 61,266 100.0
      enrolled in school 15,656 100.0   Native 60,575 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 854 5.5       Born in United States 60,266 98.4
Kindergarten 1,008 6.4           State of residence 53,538 87.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,874 50.3           Different state 6,728 11.0
High school (grades 9-12) 3,983 25.4       Born outside United States 309 0.5
College or graduate school 1,937 12.4   Foreign born 691 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 215 0.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 351 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 39,560 100.0       Not a citizen 340 0.6
Less than 9th grade 2,115 5.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,334 13.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,801 39.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 691 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,336 23.6   Europe 233 33.7
Associate degree 2,696 6.8   Asia 175 25.3
Bachelor's degree 2,863 7.2   Africa 9 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,415 3.6   Oceania 11 1.6
        Latin America 187 27.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 81.2 (X)   Northern America 76 11.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 10.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 57,225 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 47,671 100.0   English only 54,958 96.0
Never married 10,830 22.7   Language other than English 2,267 4.0
Now married, except separated 27,829 58.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 804 1.4
Separated 680 1.4   Spanish 1,176 2.1
Widowed 3,152 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 405 0.7
 Female 2,495 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 908 1.6
Divorced 5,180 10.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 340 0.6
 Female 2,426 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 70 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 26 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 61,266 100.0
           under 18 years 770 100.0     Total ancestries reported 61,292 100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 328 42.6   Arab 153 0.2
        Czech¹ 296 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3,144 5.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 44,620 100.0   Dutch 4,187 6.8
Civilian veterans 6,084 13.6   English 8,726 14.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,458 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,091 1.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 14,080 23.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 14,658 100.0   Greek 128 0.2
With a disability 1,480 10.1   Hungarian 233 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 32,817 100.0   Irish¹ 7,002 11.4
With a disability 6,405 19.5   Italian 959 1.6
 Percent employed 48.3 (X)   Lithuanian 119 0.2
No disability 26,412 80.5   Norwegian 457 0.7
 Percent employed 78.7 (X)   Polish 2,122 3.5
     Population 65 years and over 7,249 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 3,137 43.3   Russian 112 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 692 1.1
        Scottish 1,183 1.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 68 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 57,225 100.0   Subsaharan African 192 0.3
Same house in 1995 33,512 58.6   Swedish 1,066 1.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,383 40.9   Swiss 210 0.3
 Same county 10,998 19.2   Ukrainian 85 0.1
 Different county 12,385 21.6   United States or American 5,255 8.6
  Same state 10,283 18.0   Welsh 270 0.4
  Different state 2,102 3.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 330 0.6   Other ancestries 6,976 11.4
 
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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