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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 40,909 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,216 100.0   Native 40,520 99.0
Nursery school, preschool 682 6.7       Born in United States 40,284 98.5
Kindergarten 730 7.1           State of residence 32,850 80.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,179 50.7           Different state 7,434 18.2
High school (grades 9-12) 2,350 23.0       Born outside United States 236 0.6
College or graduate school 1,275 12.5   Foreign born 389 1.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 112 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 192 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 26,534 100.0       Not a citizen 197 0.5
Less than 9th grade 859 3.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,846 10.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11,654 43.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 389 100.0
Some college, no degree 5,454 20.6   Europe 112 28.8
Associate degree 1,495 5.6   Asia 144 37.0
Bachelor's degree 3,131 11.8   Africa 5 1.3
Graduate or professional degree 1,095 4.1   Oceania 6 1.5
        Latin America 57 14.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.0 (X)   Northern America 65 16.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 15.9 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,821 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 31,432 100.0   English only 36,651 96.9
Never married 6,575 20.9   Language other than English 1,170 3.1
Now married, except separated 19,567 62.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 216 0.6
Separated 500 1.6   Spanish 588 1.6
Widowed 1,647 5.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 128 0.3
 Female 1,326 4.2   Other Indo-European languages 366 1.0
Divorced 3,143 10.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 50 0.1
 Female 1,879 6.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 182 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,909 100.0
           under 18 years 527 100.0     Total ancestries reported 38,867 95.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 219 41.6   Arab 75 0.2
        Czech¹ 134 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 150 0.4
          Civilian population 18 years and over 29,621 100.0   Dutch 906 2.2
Civilian veterans 3,852 13.0   English 4,530 11.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,025 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 80 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,496 28.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,301 100.0   Greek 123 0.3
With a disability 806 8.7   Hungarian 191 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 22,610 100.0   Irish¹ 5,125 12.5
With a disability 3,469 15.3   Italian 1,152 2.8
 Percent employed 65.3 (X)   Lithuanian 18 0.0
No disability 19,141 84.7   Norwegian 195 0.5
 Percent employed 86.9 (X)   Polish 891 2.2
     Population 65 years and over 3,703 100.0   Portuguese 26 0.1
With a disability 1,525 41.2   Russian 60 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 721 1.8
        Scottish 989 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 89 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 37,821 100.0   Subsaharan African 43 0.1
Same house in 1995 19,608 51.8   Swedish 163 0.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 18,055 47.7   Swiss 277 0.7
 Same county 7,508 19.9   Ukrainian 79 0.2
 Different county 10,547 27.9   United States or American 5,064 12.4
  Same state 7,997 21.1   Welsh 699 1.7
  Different state 2,550 6.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 18 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 158 0.4   Other ancestries 4,548 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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