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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 41,624 100.0
      enrolled in school 10,801 100.0   Native 40,087 96.3
Nursery school, preschool 438 4.1       Born in United States 39,787 95.6
Kindergarten 368 3.4           State of residence 30,022 72.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 4,147 38.4           Different state 9,765 23.5
High school (grades 9-12) 2,131 19.7       Born outside United States 300 0.7
College or graduate school 3,717 34.4   Foreign born 1,537 3.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 608 1.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 434 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 27,521 100.0       Not a citizen 1,103 2.6
Less than 9th grade 1,817 6.6        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5,589 20.3   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 10,731 39.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,537 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,284 11.9   Europe 440 28.6
Associate degree 1,139 4.1   Asia 317 20.6
Bachelor's degree 2,820 10.2   Africa 87 5.7
Graduate or professional degree 2,141 7.8   Oceania 2 0.1
        Latin America 605 39.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 73.1 (X)   Northern America 86 5.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 39,637 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 34,785 100.0   English only 35,508 89.6
Never married 8,078 23.2   Language other than English 4,129 10.4
Now married, except separated 22,233 63.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,261 3.2
Separated 384 1.1   Spanish 1,460 3.7
Widowed 1,967 5.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 452 1.1
 Female 1,553 4.5   Other Indo-European languages 2,245 5.7
Divorced 2,123 6.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 633 1.6
 Female 998 2.9   Asian and Pacific Island languages 325 0.8
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 161 0.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 41,624 100.0
           under 18 years 430 100.0     Total ancestries reported 34,645 83.2
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 116 27.0   Arab 67 0.2
        Czech¹ 113 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 54 0.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 33,256 100.0   Dutch 1,233 3.0
Civilian veterans 3,912 11.8   English 2,562 6.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 636 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 160 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 12,913 31.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 9,313 100.0   Greek 59 0.1
With a disability 569 6.1   Hungarian 105 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 19,455 100.0   Irish¹ 2,946 7.1
With a disability 3,132 16.1   Italian 1,733 4.2
 Percent employed 57.0 (X)   Lithuanian 88 0.2
No disability 16,323 83.9   Norwegian 163 0.4
 Percent employed 76.3 (X)   Polish 1,191 2.9
     Population 65 years and over 5,070 100.0   Portuguese 24 0.1
With a disability 2,186 43.1   Russian 400 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 380 0.9
        Scottish 512 1.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 125 0.3
  Population 5 years and over 39,637 100.0   Subsaharan African 65 0.2
Same house in 1995 22,707 57.3   Swedish 257 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 15,830 39.9   Swiss 454 1.1
 Same county 4,809 12.1   Ukrainian 134 0.3
 Different county 11,021 27.8   United States or American 3,693 8.9
  Same state 6,902 17.4   Welsh 431 1.0
  Different state 4,119 10.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 67 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,100 2.8   Other ancestries 4,080 9.8
 
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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