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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 24,530 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,032 100.0   Native 23,875 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 293 4.2       Born in United States 23,664 96.5
Kindergarten 317 4.5           State of residence 13,086 53.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,686 38.2           Different state 10,578 43.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,659 23.6       Born outside United States 211 0.9
College or graduate school 2,077 29.5   Foreign born 655 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 326 1.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 235 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 15,562 100.0       Not a citizen 420 1.7
Less than 9th grade 670 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,567 10.1   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,818 31.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 655 100.0
Some college, no degree 4,184 26.9   Europe 108 16.5
Associate degree 931 6.0   Asia 170 26.0
Bachelor's degree 2,259 14.5   Africa 14 2.1
Graduate or professional degree 1,133 7.3   Oceania 88 13.4
        Latin America 184 28.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.6 (X)   Northern America 91 13.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 21.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 23,009 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 19,667 100.0   English only 21,982 95.5
Never married 4,653 23.7   Language other than English 1,027 4.5
Now married, except separated 11,370 57.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 363 1.6
Separated 227 1.2   Spanish 610 2.7
Widowed 1,327 6.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 230 1.0
 Female 1,046 5.3   Other Indo-European languages 200 0.9
Divorced 2,090 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 22 0.1
 Female 1,236 6.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 196 0.9
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 108 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 24,530 100.0
           under 18 years 342 100.0     Total ancestries reported 25,557 104.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 219 64.0   Arab 51 0.2
        Czech¹ 121 0.5
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 464 1.9
          Civilian population 18 years and over 18,453 100.0   Dutch 750 3.1
Civilian veterans 2,947 16.0   English 3,396 13.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 950 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 204 0.8
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 5,241 21.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 5,845 100.0   Greek 137 0.6
With a disability 436 7.5   Hungarian 12 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 13,442 100.0   Irish¹ 3,023 12.3
With a disability 2,542 18.9   Italian 573 2.3
 Percent employed 54.6 (X)   Lithuanian 24 0.1
No disability 10,900 81.1   Norwegian 663 2.7
 Percent employed 75.7 (X)   Polish 272 1.1
     Population 65 years and over 3,503 100.0   Portuguese 64 0.3
With a disability 1,579 45.1   Russian 111 0.5
        Scotch-Irish 792 3.2
        Scottish 793 3.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 7 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 23,009 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 11,533 50.1   Swedish 718 2.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 11,182 48.6   Swiss 190 0.8
 Same county 5,629 24.5   Ukrainian 34 0.1
 Different county 5,553 24.1   United States or American 2,819 11.5
  Same state 3,076 13.4   Welsh 335 1.4
  Different state 2,477 10.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 294 1.3   Other ancestries 3,809 15.5
 
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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