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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 29,881 100.0
      enrolled in school 6,799 100.0   Native 29,695 99.4
Nursery school, preschool 369 5.4       Born in United States 29,632 99.2
Kindergarten 514 7.6           State of residence 25,867 86.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,508 51.6           Different state 3,765 12.6
High school (grades 9-12) 1,441 21.2       Born outside United States 63 0.2
College or graduate school 967 14.2   Foreign born 186 0.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 56 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 122 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 20,222 100.0       Not a citizen 64 0.2
Less than 9th grade 2,724 13.5        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,962 19.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 7,361 36.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 186 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,057 15.1   Europe 76 40.9
Associate degree 1,136 5.6   Asia 60 32.3
Bachelor's degree 1,347 6.7   Africa 9 4.8
Graduate or professional degree 635 3.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 33 17.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 66.9 (X)   Northern America 8 4.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 9.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 28,054 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 23,854 100.0   English only 27,505 98.0
Never married 5,665 23.7   Language other than English 549 2.0
Now married, except separated 12,621 52.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 188 0.7
Separated 913 3.8   Spanish 285 1.0
Widowed 2,332 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 145 0.5
 Female 1,941 8.1   Other Indo-European languages 215 0.8
Divorced 2,323 9.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 30 0.1
 Female 1,219 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 42 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 6 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 29,881 100.0
           under 18 years 935 100.0     Total ancestries reported 22,443 75.1
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 448 47.9   Arab 4 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 22,697 100.0   Dutch 218 0.7
Civilian veterans 2,590 11.4   English 2,067 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 253 0.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 68 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,029 3.4
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,497 100.0   Greek 10 0.0
With a disability 517 8.0   Hungarian 7 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 16,738 100.0   Irish¹ 1,536 5.1
With a disability 4,516 27.0   Italian 150 0.5
 Percent employed 45.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 12,222 73.0   Norwegian 2 0.0
 Percent employed 78.4 (X)   Polish 65 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 4,551 100.0   Portuguese 7 0.0
With a disability 2,366 52.0   Russian 10 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 497 1.7
        Scottish 210 0.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 28,054 100.0   Subsaharan African 284 1.0
Same house in 1995 19,151 68.3   Swedish 45 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,825 31.5   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 6,388 22.8   Ukrainian 19 0.1
 Different county 2,437 8.7   United States or American 6,920 23.2
  Same state 1,435 5.1   Welsh 16 0.1
  Different state 1,002 3.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 78 0.3   Other ancestries 9,016 30.2
 
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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