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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 29,811 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,010 100.0   Native 29,027 97.4
Nursery school, preschool 322 5.4       Born in United States 28,887 96.9
Kindergarten 408 6.8           State of residence 14,012 47.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,800 46.6           Different state 14,875 49.9
High school (grades 9-12) 1,418 23.6       Born outside United States 140 0.5
College or graduate school 1,062 17.7   Foreign born 784 2.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 288 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 340 1.1
  Population 25 years and over 21,908 100.0       Not a citizen 444 1.5
Less than 9th grade 1,989 9.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,985 13.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,048 32.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 784 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,866 22.2   Europe 283 36.1
Associate degree 1,477 6.7   Asia 221 28.2
Bachelor's degree 2,293 10.5   Africa 10 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,250 5.7   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 230 29.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 77.3 (X)   Northern America 40 5.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,318 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 24,949 100.0   English only 27,319 96.5
Never married 4,082 16.4   Language other than English 999 3.5
Now married, except separated 15,731 63.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 393 1.4
Separated 576 2.3   Spanish 446 1.6
Widowed 2,219 8.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 212 0.7
 Female 1,892 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 280 1.0
Divorced 2,341 9.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 97 0.3
 Female 1,335 5.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 269 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 84 0.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 29,811 100.0
           under 18 years 482 100.0     Total ancestries reported 26,461 88.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 252 52.3   Arab 11 0.0
        Czech¹ 65 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 86 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 23,760 100.0   Dutch 608 2.0
Civilian veterans 4,234 17.8   English 4,172 14.0
        French (except Basque)¹ 885 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 155 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,746 12.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,455 100.0   Greek 44 0.1
With a disability 453 8.3   Hungarian 59 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,147 100.0   Irish¹ 3,177 10.7
With a disability 3,774 23.4   Italian 896 3.0
 Percent employed 56.5 (X)   Lithuanian 16 0.1
No disability 12,373 76.6   Norwegian 198 0.7
 Percent employed 74.7 (X)   Polish 349 1.2
     Population 65 years and over 6,470 100.0   Portuguese 26 0.1
With a disability 2,712 41.9   Russian 110 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 1,843 6.2
        Scottish 1,543 5.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 25 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 28,318 100.0   Subsaharan African 21 0.1
Same house in 1995 16,440 58.1   Swedish 308 1.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,643 41.1   Swiss 66 0.2
 Same county 4,399 15.5   Ukrainian 85 0.3
 Different county 7,244 25.6   United States or American 4,505 15.1
  Same state 1,643 5.8   Welsh 156 0.5
  Different state 5,601 19.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 9 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 235 0.8   Other ancestries 3,297 11.1
 
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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