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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Muskegon 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 170,200 100.0
      enrolled in school 46,749 100.0   Native 167,041 98.1
Nursery school, preschool 2,903 6.2       Born in United States 166,171 97.6
Kindergarten 3,112 6.7           State of residence 139,552 82.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 22,327 47.8           Different state 26,619 15.6
High school (grades 9-12) 10,826 23.2       Born outside United States 870 0.5
College or graduate school 7,581 16.2   Foreign born 3,159 1.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,293 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,602 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 108,661 100.0       Not a citizen 1,557 0.9
Less than 9th grade 5,193 4.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13,210 12.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 38,522 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,159 100.0
Some college, no degree 27,349 25.2   Europe 816 25.8
Associate degree 9,297 8.6   Asia 767 24.3
Bachelor's degree 10,215 9.4   Africa 15 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 4,875 4.5   Oceania 65 2.1
        Latin America 1,212 38.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 83.1 (X)   Northern America 284 9.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 158,669 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 131,507 100.0   English only 151,625 95.6
Never married 33,511 25.5   Language other than English 7,044 4.4
Now married, except separated 71,515 54.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,722 1.7
Separated 1,998 1.5   Spanish 4,161 2.6
Widowed 9,132 6.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,771 1.1
 Female 7,471 5.7   Other Indo-European languages 2,169 1.4
Divorced 15,351 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 606 0.4
 Female 8,259 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 434 0.3
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 245 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 170,200 100.0
           under 18 years 3,032 100.0     Total ancestries reported 186,979 109.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,469 48.4   Arab 234 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,379 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,575 0.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 123,454 100.0   Dutch 18,596 10.9
Civilian veterans 17,616 14.3   English 15,939 9.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 9,933 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 3,095 1.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 33,959 20.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 41,460 100.0   Greek 650 0.4
With a disability 4,169 10.1   Hungarian 1,486 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 91,180 100.0   Irish¹ 17,827 10.5
With a disability 21,000 23.0   Italian 4,182 2.5
 Percent employed 54.6 (X)   Lithuanian 515 0.3
No disability 70,180 77.0   Norwegian 3,621 2.1
 Percent employed 81.0 (X)   Polish 10,074 5.9
     Population 65 years and over 20,859 100.0   Portuguese 19 0.0
With a disability 9,088 43.6   Russian 544 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 1,770 1.0
        Scottish 2,234 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 726 0.4
  Population 5 years and over 158,669 100.0   Subsaharan African 897 0.5
Same house in 1995 92,943 58.6   Swedish 8,731 5.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 64,965 40.9   Swiss 361 0.2
 Same county 45,522 28.7   Ukrainian 518 0.3
 Different county 19,443 12.3   United States or American 9,776 5.7
  Same state 12,794 8.1   Welsh 613 0.4
  Different state 6,649 4.2   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 101 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 761 0.5   Other ancestries 37,624 22.1
 
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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