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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Grundy 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 10,432 100.0
      enrolled in school 2,421 100.0   Native 10,286 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 205 8.5       Born in United States 10,259 98.3
Kindergarten 130 5.4           State of residence 7,629 73.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,101 45.5           Different state 2,630 25.2
High school (grades 9-12) 535 22.1       Born outside United States 27 0.3
College or graduate school 450 18.6   Foreign born 146 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 85 0.8
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 60 0.6
  Population 25 years and over 7,149 100.0       Not a citizen 86 0.8
Less than 9th grade 662 9.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 842 11.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,817 39.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 146 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,450 20.3   Europe 14 9.6
Associate degree 487 6.8   Asia 20 13.7
Bachelor's degree 567 7.9   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 324 4.5   Oceania 5 3.4
        Latin America 88 60.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.0 (X)   Northern America 19 13.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 9,779 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 8,439 100.0   English only 9,288 95.0
Never married 1,522 18.0   Language other than English 491 5.0
Now married, except separated 5,002 59.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 189 1.9
Separated 139 1.6   Spanish 231 2.4
Widowed 930 11.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 107 1.1
 Female 763 9.0   Other Indo-European languages 239 2.4
Divorced 846 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 66 0.7
 Female 483 5.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 21 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 16 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 10,432 100.0
           under 18 years 116 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,717 74.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 90 77.6   Arab 1 0.0
        Czech¹ 16 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 28 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 8,007 100.0   Dutch 250 2.4
Civilian veterans 1,164 14.5   English 1,081 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 196 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 61 0.6
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,395 13.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,274 100.0   Greek 3 0.0
With a disability 161 7.1   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 5,346 100.0   Irish¹ 764 7.3
With a disability 1,209 22.6   Italian 55 0.5
 Percent employed 52.0 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 4,137 77.4   Norwegian 44 0.4
 Percent employed 82.0 (X)   Polish 78 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 1,975 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 965 48.9   Russian 4 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 183 1.8
        Scottish 238 2.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 9,779 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 5,784 59.1   Swedish 116 1.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 3,979 40.7   Swiss 28 0.3
 Same county 2,033 20.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 1,946 19.9   United States or American 2,071 19.9
  Same state 1,184 12.1   Welsh 65 0.6
  Different state 762 7.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 16 0.2   Other ancestries 1,040 10.0
 
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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