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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ottawa 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 40,985 100.0
      enrolled in school 9,895 100.0   Native 40,531 98.9
Nursery school, preschool 720 7.3       Born in United States 40,399 98.6
Kindergarten 537 5.4           State of residence 34,200 83.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,491 45.4           Different state 6,199 15.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,644 26.7       Born outside United States 132 0.3
College or graduate school 1,503 15.2   Foreign born 454 1.1
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 67 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 331 0.8
  Population 25 years and over 28,829 100.0       Not a citizen 123 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,285 4.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,284 11.4   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,655 40.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 454 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,859 20.3   Europe 241 53.1
Associate degree 2,128 7.4   Asia 39 8.6
Bachelor's degree 3,043 10.6   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,575 5.5   Oceania 4 0.9
        Latin America 117 25.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.2 (X)   Northern America 53 11.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 16.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 38,851 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 33,328 100.0   English only 37,113 95.5
Never married 6,804 20.4   Language other than English 1,738 4.5
Now married, except separated 20,283 60.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 440 1.1
Separated 353 1.1   Spanish 983 2.5
Widowed 2,626 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 284 0.7
 Female 2,131 6.4   Other Indo-European languages 617 1.6
Divorced 3,262 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 135 0.3
 Female 1,692 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 75 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 14 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,985 100.0
           under 18 years 524 100.0     Total ancestries reported 45,047 109.9
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 199 38.0   Arab 107 0.3
        Czech¹ 559 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 212 0.5
          Civilian population 18 years and over 31,434 100.0   Dutch 789 1.9
Civilian veterans 4,802 15.3   English 4,037 9.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,188 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 324 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 17,676 43.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 8,667 100.0   Greek 100 0.2
With a disability 649 7.5   Hungarian 1,425 3.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 23,236 100.0   Irish¹ 4,671 11.4
With a disability 4,051 17.4   Italian 1,441 3.5
 Percent employed 58.3 (X)   Lithuanian 25 0.1
No disability 19,185 82.6   Norwegian 184 0.4
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 2,077 5.1
     Population 65 years and over 6,340 100.0   Portuguese 39 0.1
With a disability 2,531 39.9   Russian 153 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 428 1.0
        Scottish 623 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 871 2.1
  Population 5 years and over 38,851 100.0   Subsaharan African 7 0.0
Same house in 1995 24,922 64.1   Swedish 228 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 13,831 35.6   Swiss 255 0.6
 Same county 7,169 18.5   Ukrainian 75 0.2
 Different county 6,662 17.1   United States or American 2,429 5.9
  Same state 5,246 13.5   Welsh 313 0.8
  Different state 1,416 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 98 0.3   Other ancestries 3,811 9.3
 
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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