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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 25,362 100.0
      enrolled in school 5,916 100.0   Native 24,913 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 264 4.5       Born in United States 24,827 97.9
Kindergarten 390 6.6           State of residence 20,353 80.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,047 51.5           Different state 4,474 17.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,396 23.6       Born outside United States 86 0.3
College or graduate school 819 13.8   Foreign born 449 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 358 1.4
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 194 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 16,499 100.0       Not a citizen 255 1.0
Less than 9th grade 1,940 11.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,265 19.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,561 33.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 449 100.0
Some college, no degree 2,845 17.2   Europe 6 1.3
Associate degree 710 4.3   Asia 105 23.4
Bachelor's degree 1,419 8.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 759 4.6   Oceania 6 1.3
        Latin America 317 70.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.5 (X)   Northern America 15 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,513 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,865 100.0   English only 22,682 96.5
Never married 3,639 18.3   Language other than English 831 3.5
Now married, except separated 12,439 62.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 393 1.7
Separated 338 1.7   Spanish 592 2.5
Widowed 1,668 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 338 1.4
 Female 1,388 7.0   Other Indo-European languages 161 0.7
Divorced 1,781 9.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
 Female 988 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 45 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 25,362 100.0
           under 18 years 598 100.0     Total ancestries reported 18,376 72.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 269 45.0   Arab 6 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 18 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,753 100.0   Dutch 155 0.6
Civilian veterans 2,199 11.7   English 1,537 6.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 273 1.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 15 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 796 3.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,681 100.0   Greek 41 0.2
With a disability 410 7.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,118 100.0   Irish¹ 1,775 7.0
With a disability 3,205 22.7   Italian 117 0.5
 Percent employed 47.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 10,913 77.3   Norwegian 64 0.3
 Percent employed 78.0 (X)   Polish 75 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 3,523 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 1,892 53.7   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 537 2.1
        Scottish 328 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,513 100.0   Subsaharan African 238 0.9
Same house in 1995 14,919 63.5   Swedish 27 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,435 35.9   Swiss 2 0.0
 Same county 4,566 19.4   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,869 16.5   United States or American 6,512 25.7
  Same state 2,476 10.5   Welsh 47 0.2
  Different state 1,393 5.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 7 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 159 0.7   Other ancestries 5,793 22.8
 
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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