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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Defiance 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 39,500 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,009 100.0   Native 38,901 98.5
Nursery school, preschool 561 5.6       Born in United States 38,681 97.9
Kindergarten 624 6.2           State of residence 29,881 75.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,675 46.7           Different state 8,800 22.3
High school (grades 9-12) 2,671 26.7       Born outside United States 220 0.6
College or graduate school 1,478 14.8   Foreign born 599 1.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 238 0.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 300 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 25,426 100.0       Not a citizen 299 0.8
Less than 9th grade 1,048 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,848 11.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,641 45.8     Total (excluding born at sea) 599 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,651 18.3   Europe 137 22.9
Associate degree 1,614 6.3   Asia 79 13.2
Bachelor's degree 2,467 9.7   Africa 10 1.7
Graduate or professional degree 1,157 4.6   Oceania 6 1.0
        Latin America 223 37.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.7 (X)   Northern America 144 24.0
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 36,791 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 31,059 100.0   English only 34,363 93.4
Never married 7,147 23.0   Language other than English 2,428 6.6
Now married, except separated 18,715 60.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 597 1.6
Separated 375 1.2   Spanish 1,772 4.8
Widowed 1,998 6.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 401 1.1
 Female 1,687 5.4   Other Indo-European languages 540 1.5
Divorced 2,824 9.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 165 0.4
 Female 1,387 4.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 61 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 31 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 39,500 100.0
           under 18 years 575 100.0     Total ancestries reported 38,142 96.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 249 43.3   Arab 90 0.2
        Czech¹ 238 0.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 29,031 100.0   Dutch 795 2.0
Civilian veterans 3,914 13.5   English 2,454 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,362 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 210 0.5
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 15,760 39.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,462 100.0   Greek 22 0.1
With a disability 717 7.6   Hungarian 369 0.9
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,209 100.0   Irish¹ 4,036 10.2
With a disability 3,772 17.0   Italian 783 2.0
 Percent employed 63.5 (X)   Lithuanian 15 0.0
No disability 18,437 83.0   Norwegian 61 0.2
 Percent employed 82.7 (X)   Polish 528 1.3
     Population 65 years and over 4,783 100.0   Portuguese 10 0.0
With a disability 1,970 41.2   Russian 44 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 244 0.6
        Scottish 374 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 92 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 36,791 100.0   Subsaharan African 17 0.0
Same house in 1995 23,276 63.3   Swedish 345 0.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,357 36.3   Swiss 255 0.6
 Same county 8,384 22.8   Ukrainian 5 0.0
 Different county 4,973 13.5   United States or American 4,017 10.2
  Same state 3,103 8.4   Welsh 276 0.7
  Different state 1,870 5.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 158 0.4   Other ancestries 5,723 14.5
 
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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