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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: DeKalb 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 17,423 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,693 100.0   Native 16,953 97.3
Nursery school, preschool 233 6.3       Born in United States 16,879 96.9
Kindergarten 235 6.4           State of residence 13,163 75.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,835 49.7           Different state 3,716 21.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,001 27.1       Born outside United States 74 0.4
College or graduate school 389 10.5   Foreign born 470 2.7
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 352 2.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 63 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 11,870 100.0       Not a citizen 407 2.3
Less than 9th grade 2,125 17.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,079 17.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,454 37.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 470 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,588 13.4   Europe 27 5.7
Associate degree 286 2.4   Asia 96 20.4
Bachelor's degree 770 6.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 568 4.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 339 72.1
Percent high school graduate or higher 64.6 (X)   Northern America 8 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 11.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,378 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,087 100.0   English only 15,787 96.4
Never married 2,551 18.1   Language other than English 591 3.6
Now married, except separated 8,549 60.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 344 2.1
Separated 226 1.6   Spanish 477 2.9
Widowed 1,110 7.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 324 2.0
 Female 977 6.9   Other Indo-European languages 56 0.3
Divorced 1,651 11.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
 Female 911 6.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 58 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 9 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,423 100.0
           under 18 years 403 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,074 75.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 231 57.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 0 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,361 100.0   Dutch 296 1.7
Civilian veterans 1,427 10.7   English 1,422 8.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 249 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 62 0.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 870 5.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,673 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 364 9.9   Hungarian 24 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,215 100.0   Irish¹ 1,874 10.8
With a disability 2,544 24.9   Italian 249 1.4
 Percent employed 44.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 7,671 75.1   Norwegian 102 0.6
 Percent employed 77.5 (X)   Polish 114 0.7
     Population 65 years and over 2,323 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,307 56.3   Russian 2 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 339 1.9
        Scottish 267 1.5
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 10 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 16,378 100.0   Subsaharan African 52 0.3
Same house in 1995 9,625 58.8   Swedish 15 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,569 40.1   Swiss 1 0.0
 Same county 3,563 21.8   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 3,006 18.4   United States or American 4,762 27.3
  Same state 1,794 11.0   Welsh 40 0.2
  Different state 1,212 7.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 184 1.1   Other ancestries 2,324 13.3
 
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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