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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 76,263 100.0
      enrolled in school 20,117 100.0   Native 73,560 96.5
Nursery school, preschool 1,187 5.9       Born in United States 73,235 96.0
Kindergarten 1,196 5.9           State of residence 52,648 69.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 10,231 50.9           Different state 20,587 27.0
High school (grades 9-12) 5,073 25.2       Born outside United States 325 0.4
College or graduate school 2,430 12.1   Foreign born 2,703 3.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,037 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,009 1.3
  Population 25 years and over 48,920 100.0       Not a citizen 1,694 2.2
Less than 9th grade 3,519 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6,815 13.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 17,570 35.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 2,703 100.0
Some college, no degree 10,912 22.3   Europe 558 20.6
Associate degree 3,101 6.3   Asia 198 7.3
Bachelor's degree 4,721 9.7   Africa 18 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 2,282 4.7   Oceania 8 0.3
        Latin America 1,849 68.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 78.9 (X)   Northern America 72 2.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 71,045 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 58,676 100.0   English only 64,741 91.1
Never married 13,265 22.6   Language other than English 6,304 8.9
Now married, except separated 34,051 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,804 3.9
Separated 883 1.5   Spanish 4,975 7.0
Widowed 3,902 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,305 3.2
 Female 3,236 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 1,110 1.6
Divorced 6,575 11.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 397 0.6
 Female 3,416 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 92 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 54 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 76,263 100.0
           under 18 years 1,342 100.0     Total ancestries reported 79,691 104.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 707 52.7   Arab 36 0.0
        Czech¹ 588 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 397 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 54,836 100.0   Dutch 6,530 8.6
Civilian veterans 7,861 14.3   English 8,294 10.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,527 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 649 0.9
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,333 21.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 18,987 100.0   Greek 126 0.2
With a disability 1,807 9.5   Hungarian 635 0.8
     Population 21 to 64 years 42,412 100.0   Irish¹ 9,066 11.9
With a disability 9,410 22.2   Italian 2,037 2.7
 Percent employed 57.8 (X)   Lithuanian 317 0.4
No disability 33,002 77.8   Norwegian 708 0.9
 Percent employed 79.6 (X)   Polish 4,286 5.6
     Population 65 years and over 8,994 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.0
With a disability 3,899 43.4   Russian 349 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 863 1.1
        Scottish 1,235 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 375 0.5
  Population 5 years and over 71,045 100.0   Subsaharan African 153 0.2
Same house in 1995 43,407 61.1   Swedish 1,526 2.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 26,846 37.8   Swiss 168 0.2
 Same county 13,826 19.5   Ukrainian 215 0.3
 Different county 13,020 18.3   United States or American 5,776 7.6
  Same state 8,952 12.6   Welsh 406 0.5
  Different state 4,068 5.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 57 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 792 1.1   Other ancestries 16,019 21.0
 
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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