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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 522,541 100.0
      enrolled in school 136,230 100.0   Native 391,625 74.9
Nursery school, preschool 11,242 8.3       Born in United States 378,546 72.4
Kindergarten 7,787 5.7           State of residence 276,897 53.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 60,223 44.2           Different state 101,649 19.5
High school (grades 9-12) 28,762 21.1       Born outside United States 13,079 2.5
College or graduate school 28,216 20.7   Foreign born 130,916 25.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 51,893 9.9
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 58,826 11.3
  Population 25 years and over 351,903 100.0       Not a citizen 72,090 13.8
Less than 9th grade 30,835 8.8        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 42,064 12.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 104,431 29.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 130,916 100.0
Some college, no degree 57,534 16.3   Europe 35,402 27.0
Associate degree 16,815 4.8   Asia 16,014 12.2
Bachelor's degree 61,760 17.6   Africa 4,395 3.4
Graduate or professional degree 38,464 10.9   Oceania 150 0.1
        Latin America 73,862 56.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.3 (X)   Northern America 1,093 0.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 28.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 486,355 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 412,092 100.0   English only 315,019 64.8
Never married 120,128 29.2   Language other than English 171,336 35.2
Now married, except separated 220,135 53.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 80,888 16.6
Separated 10,700 2.6   Spanish 92,910 19.1
Widowed 31,821 7.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 50,069 10.3
 Female 25,717 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 62,128 12.8
Divorced 29,308 7.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 25,223 5.2
 Female 18,359 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 10,579 2.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3,973 0.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 522,541 100.0
           under 18 years 13,620 100.0     Total ancestries reported 565,614 108.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 4,576 33.6   Arab 3,008 0.6
        Czech¹ 2,863 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 1,118 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 392,972 100.0   Dutch 3,609 0.7
Civilian veterans 37,253 9.5   English 20,332 3.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 4,535 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,214 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 46,241 8.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 110,432 100.0   Greek 3,454 0.7
With a disability 7,700 7.0   Hungarian 5,294 1.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 301,411 100.0   Irish¹ 57,974 11.1
With a disability 52,830 17.5   Italian 70,914 13.6
 Percent employed 61.3 (X)   Lithuanian 3,004 0.6
No disability 248,581 82.5   Norwegian 1,980 0.4
 Percent employed 76.4 (X)   Polish 39,668 7.6
     Population 65 years and over 69,289 100.0   Portuguese 16,830 3.2
With a disability 26,677 38.5   Russian 11,072 2.1
        Scotch-Irish 3,218 0.6
        Scottish 4,943 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 4,071 0.8
  Population 5 years and over 486,355 100.0   Subsaharan African 6,125 1.2
Same house in 1995 295,644 60.8   Swedish 2,379 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 166,303 34.2   Swiss 890 0.2
 Same county 96,351 19.8   Ukrainian 5,956 1.1
 Different county 69,952 14.4   United States or American 14,428 2.8
  Same state 46,013 9.5   Welsh 1,557 0.3
  Different state 23,939 4.9   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 15,492 3.0
Elsewhere in 1995 24,408 5.0   Other ancestries 213,445 40.8
 
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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