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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Newton 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 52,636 100.0
      enrolled in school 12,541 100.0   Native 51,888 98.6
Nursery school, preschool 726 5.8       Born in United States 51,582 98.0
Kindergarten 857 6.8           State of residence 30,367 57.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 6,249 49.8           Different state 21,215 40.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,799 22.3       Born outside United States 306 0.6
College or graduate school 1,910 15.2   Foreign born 748 1.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 346 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 275 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 34,211 100.0       Not a citizen 473 0.9
Less than 9th grade 1,998 5.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4,929 14.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,738 34.3     Total (excluding born at sea) 748 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,793 22.8   Europe 159 21.3
Associate degree 2,229 6.5   Asia 177 23.7
Bachelor's degree 3,577 10.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,947 5.7   Oceania 80 10.7
        Latin America 294 39.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 38 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 48,986 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 41,263 100.0   English only 47,221 96.4
Never married 7,251 17.6   Language other than English 1,765 3.6
Now married, except separated 26,081 63.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 661 1.3
Separated 619 1.5   Spanish 1,049 2.1
Widowed 2,737 6.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 478 1.0
 Female 2,273 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 482 1.0
Divorced 4,575 11.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.2
 Female 2,459 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 196 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 78 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 52,636 100.0
           under 18 years 911 100.0     Total ancestries reported 44,996 85.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 517 56.8   Arab 71 0.1
        Czech¹ 213 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 180 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 38,797 100.0   Dutch 1,422 2.7
Civilian veterans 5,865 15.1   English 5,043 9.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,176 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 141 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 8,342 15.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 12,274 100.0   Greek 98 0.2
With a disability 892 7.3   Hungarian 60 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 29,095 100.0   Irish¹ 5,973 11.3
With a disability 5,485 18.9   Italian 744 1.4
 Percent employed 52.1 (X)   Lithuanian 11 0.0
No disability 23,610 81.1   Norwegian 491 0.9
 Percent employed 79.8 (X)   Polish 408 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 6,954 100.0   Portuguese 71 0.1
With a disability 3,000 43.1   Russian 85 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 1,232 2.3
        Scottish 811 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 12 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 48,986 100.0   Subsaharan African 48 0.1
Same house in 1995 25,307 51.7   Swedish 711 1.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 23,318 47.6   Swiss 202 0.4
 Same county 10,334 21.1   Ukrainian 70 0.1
 Different county 12,984 26.5   United States or American 8,201 15.6
  Same state 6,863 14.0   Welsh 329 0.6
  Different state 6,121 12.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 21 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 361 0.7   Other ancestries 8,830 16.8
 
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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