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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dixon 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 6,339 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,670 100.0   Native 6,121 96.6
Nursery school, preschool 80 4.8       Born in United States 6,101 96.2
Kindergarten 69 4.1           State of residence 3,488 55.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 861 51.6           Different state 2,613 41.2
High school (grades 9-12) 481 28.8       Born outside United States 20 0.3
College or graduate school 179 10.7   Foreign born 218 3.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 130 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 54 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 4,147 100.0       Not a citizen 164 2.6
Less than 9th grade 297 7.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 444 10.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,638 39.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 218 100.0
Some college, no degree 908 21.9   Europe 26 11.9
Associate degree 275 6.6   Asia 5 2.3
Bachelor's degree 416 10.0   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 169 4.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 185 84.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 82.1 (X)   Northern America 2 0.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.1 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,951 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,935 100.0   English only 5,516 92.7
Never married 1,074 21.8   Language other than English 435 7.3
Now married, except separated 3,114 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 209 3.5
Separated 48 1.0   Spanish 366 6.2
Widowed 417 8.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 199 3.3
 Female 358 7.3   Other Indo-European languages 47 0.8
Divorced 282 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
 Female 139 2.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 13 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 5 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 6,339 100.0
           under 18 years 57 100.0     Total ancestries reported 7,196 113.5
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 26 45.6   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 165 2.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 242 3.8
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,598 100.0   Dutch 126 2.0
Civilian veterans 657 14.3   English 414 6.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 130 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 16 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 2,899 45.7
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,563 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 78 5.0   Hungarian 2 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 3,215 100.0   Irish¹ 894 14.1
With a disability 372 11.6   Italian 52 0.8
 Percent employed 65.6 (X)   Lithuanian 17 0.3
No disability 2,843 88.4   Norwegian 402 6.3
 Percent employed 86.3 (X)   Polish 50 0.8
     Population 65 years and over 1,060 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 343 32.4   Russian 14 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 88 1.4
        Scottish 40 0.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 1 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,951 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 4,028 67.7   Swedish 695 11.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,857 31.2   Swiss 39 0.6
 Same county 743 12.5   Ukrainian 2 0.0
 Different county 1,114 18.7   United States or American 303 4.8
  Same state 609 10.2   Welsh 28 0.4
  Different state 505 8.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 66 1.1   Other ancestries 577 9.1
 
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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