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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 33,194 100.0
      enrolled in school 8,325 100.0   Native 32,634 98.3
Nursery school, preschool 541 6.5       Born in United States 32,525 98.0
Kindergarten 378 4.5           State of residence 18,303 55.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,047 48.6           Different state 14,222 42.8
High school (grades 9-12) 1,773 21.3       Born outside United States 109 0.3
College or graduate school 1,586 19.1   Foreign born 560 1.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 220 0.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 181 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 21,510 100.0       Not a citizen 379 1.1
Less than 9th grade 1,723 8.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,500 16.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,436 34.6     Total (excluding born at sea) 560 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,436 20.6   Europe 80 14.3
Associate degree 1,793 8.3   Asia 43 7.7
Bachelor's degree 1,747 8.1   Africa 6 1.1
Graduate or professional degree 875 4.1   Oceania 30 5.4
        Latin America 369 65.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 75.7 (X)   Northern America 32 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.2 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 30,965 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 26,163 100.0   English only 29,628 95.7
Never married 4,637 17.7   Language other than English 1,337 4.3
Now married, except separated 15,654 59.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 555 1.8
Separated 403 1.5   Spanish 1,007 3.3
Widowed 2,437 9.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 484 1.6
 Female 1,996 7.6   Other Indo-European languages 109 0.4
Divorced 3,032 11.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 8 0.0
 Female 1,665 6.4   Asian and Pacific Island languages 70 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 33,194 100.0
           under 18 years 703 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,596 83.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 506 72.0   Arab 5 0.0
        Czech¹ 97 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 32 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 24,618 100.0   Dutch 886 2.7
Civilian veterans 4,058 16.5   English 2,821 8.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 847 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 98 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 4,024 12.1
     Population 5 to 20 years 7,868 100.0   Greek 11 0.0
With a disability 698 8.9   Hungarian 28 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 17,297 100.0   Irish¹ 3,643 11.0
With a disability 4,545 26.3   Italian 362 1.1
 Percent employed 53.1 (X)   Lithuanian 6 0.0
No disability 12,752 73.7   Norwegian 148 0.4
 Percent employed 77.6 (X)   Polish 132 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 5,320 100.0   Portuguese 6 0.0
With a disability 2,801 52.7   Russian 28 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 460 1.4
        Scottish 348 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 30,965 100.0   Subsaharan African 25 0.1
Same house in 1995 16,479 53.2   Swedish 227 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 14,169 45.8   Swiss 123 0.4
 Same county 7,802 25.2   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 6,367 20.6   United States or American 3,186 9.6
  Same state 2,460 7.9   Welsh 157 0.5
  Different state 3,907 12.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 164 0.5
Elsewhere in 1995 317 1.0   Other ancestries 9,722 29.3
 
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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