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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cole 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 71,397 100.0
      enrolled in school 18,439 100.0   Native 69,827 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 1,135 6.2       Born in United States 69,406 97.2
Kindergarten 924 5.0           State of residence 53,955 75.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,767 42.1           Different state 15,451 21.6
High school (grades 9-12) 4,184 22.7       Born outside United States 421 0.6
College or graduate school 4,429 24.0   Foreign born 1,570 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 920 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 550 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 47,339 100.0       Not a citizen 1,020 1.4
Less than 9th grade 2,762 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,182 8.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15,144 32.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,570 100.0
Some college, no degree 9,888 20.9   Europe 284 18.1
Associate degree 2,383 5.0   Asia 559 35.6
Bachelor's degree 8,639 18.2   Africa 232 14.8
Graduate or professional degree 4,341 9.2   Oceania 5 0.3
        Latin America 414 26.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.3 (X)   Northern America 76 4.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 66,644 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 56,974 100.0   English only 63,611 95.4
Never married 14,681 25.8   Language other than English 3,033 4.6
Now married, except separated 31,191 54.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,124 1.7
Separated 978 1.7   Spanish 1,274 1.9
Widowed 3,319 5.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 614 0.9
 Female 2,690 4.7   Other Indo-European languages 1,031 1.5
Divorced 6,805 11.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 245 0.4
 Female 3,085 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 342 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 142 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 71,397 100.0
           under 18 years 648 100.0     Total ancestries reported 70,258 98.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 330 50.9   Arab 204 0.3
        Czech¹ 160 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 198 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 53,999 100.0   Dutch 1,102 1.5
Civilian veterans 7,888 14.6   English 6,498 9.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,336 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 175 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 25,537 35.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 15,468 100.0   Greek 67 0.1
With a disability 1,233 8.0   Hungarian 110 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 38,348 100.0   Irish¹ 7,203 10.1
With a disability 5,941 15.5   Italian 1,203 1.7
 Percent employed 63.6 (X)   Lithuanian 34 0.0
No disability 32,407 84.5   Norwegian 576 0.8
 Percent employed 87.3 (X)   Polish 645 0.9
     Population 65 years and over 7,644 100.0   Portuguese 28 0.0
With a disability 3,051 39.9   Russian 147 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 817 1.1
        Scottish 1,244 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 34 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 66,644 100.0   Subsaharan African 640 0.9
Same house in 1995 35,003 52.5   Swedish 545 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 30,917 46.4   Swiss 411 0.6
 Same county 15,794 23.7   Ukrainian 40 0.1
 Different county 15,123 22.7   United States or American 7,461 10.5
  Same state 10,472 15.7   Welsh 487 0.7
  Different state 4,651 7.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 123 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 724 1.1   Other ancestries 12,233 17.1
 
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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