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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Macon 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 15,762 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,393 100.0   Native 15,713 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 221 6.5       Born in United States 15,701 99.6
Kindergarten 198 5.8           State of residence 12,170 77.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,740 51.3           Different state 3,531 22.4
High school (grades 9-12) 895 26.4       Born outside United States 12 0.1
College or graduate school 339 10.0   Foreign born 49 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 21 0.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 19 0.1
  Population 25 years and over 10,718 100.0       Not a citizen 30 0.2
Less than 9th grade 919 8.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,460 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,805 44.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 49 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,761 16.4   Europe 14 28.6
Associate degree 376 3.5   Asia 23 46.9
Bachelor's degree 1,007 9.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 390 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 11 22.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.8 (X)   Northern America 1 2.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 13.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,775 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 12,659 100.0   English only 14,271 96.6
Never married 2,433 19.2   Language other than English 504 3.4
Now married, except separated 7,339 58.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 181 1.2
Separated 106 0.8   Spanish 175 1.2
Widowed 1,343 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 72 0.5
 Female 1,111 8.8   Other Indo-European languages 306 2.1
Divorced 1,438 11.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 91 0.6
 Female 688 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 18 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 18 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,762 100.0
           under 18 years 227 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,742 87.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 109 48.0   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 45 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 46 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,947 100.0   Dutch 309 2.0
Civilian veterans 1,690 14.1   English 1,984 12.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 324 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 22 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,258 20.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,447 100.0   Greek 4 0.0
With a disability 311 9.0   Hungarian 3 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 8,294 100.0   Irish¹ 1,859 11.8
With a disability 1,789 21.6   Italian 601 3.8
 Percent employed 60.8 (X)   Lithuanian 7 0.0
No disability 6,505 78.4   Norwegian 108 0.7
 Percent employed 82.7 (X)   Polish 69 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,733 100.0   Portuguese 4 0.0
With a disability 1,177 43.1   Russian 2 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 340 2.2
        Scottish 210 1.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 2 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,775 100.0   Subsaharan African 4 0.0
Same house in 1995 8,766 59.3   Swedish 128 0.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 5,980 40.5   Swiss 86 0.5
 Same county 3,230 21.9   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 2,750 18.6   United States or American 2,259 14.3
  Same state 1,673 11.3   Welsh 287 1.8
  Different state 1,077 7.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 29 0.2   Other ancestries 1,776 11.3
 
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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