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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Macon 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 20,386 100.0
      enrolled in school 4,610 100.0   Native 20,017 98.2
Nursery school, preschool 306 6.6       Born in United States 19,970 98.0
Kindergarten 245 5.3           State of residence 14,590 71.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,448 53.1           Different state 5,380 26.4
High school (grades 9-12) 1,233 26.7       Born outside United States 47 0.2
College or graduate school 378 8.2   Foreign born 369 1.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 251 1.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 77 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 13,331 100.0       Not a citizen 292 1.4
Less than 9th grade 2,668 20.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,641 19.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 5,194 39.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 369 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,623 12.2   Europe 14 3.8
Associate degree 458 3.4   Asia 27 7.3
Bachelor's degree 451 3.4   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 296 2.2   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 316 85.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 60.2 (X)   Northern America 12 3.3
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 5.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 18,919 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 15,975 100.0   English only 18,346 97.0
Never married 2,526 15.8   Language other than English 573 3.0
Now married, except separated 10,168 63.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 345 1.8
Separated 223 1.4   Spanish 475 2.5
Widowed 1,220 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 333 1.8
 Female 1,046 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 60 0.3
Divorced 1,838 11.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 12 0.1
 Female 933 5.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 35 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 0 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 20,386 100.0
           under 18 years 295 100.0     Total ancestries reported 13,856 68.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 132 44.7   Arab 13 0.1
        Czech¹ 9 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 3 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 15,053 100.0   Dutch 88 0.4
Civilian veterans 1,534 10.2   English 1,619 7.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 132 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 38 0.2
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 863 4.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,602 100.0   Greek 11 0.1
With a disability 443 9.6   Hungarian 8 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 11,691 100.0   Irish¹ 1,389 6.8
With a disability 3,345 28.6   Italian 156 0.8
 Percent employed 49.7 (X)   Lithuanian 9 0.0
No disability 8,346 71.4   Norwegian 38 0.2
 Percent employed 80.0 (X)   Polish 115 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,427 100.0   Portuguese 15 0.1
With a disability 1,334 55.0   Russian 79 0.4
        Scotch-Irish 314 1.5
        Scottish 282 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 5 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 18,919 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,894 57.6   Swedish 125 0.6
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 7,828 41.4   Swiss 5 0.0
 Same county 3,880 20.5   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 3,948 20.9   United States or American 6,417 31.5
  Same state 2,356 12.5   Welsh 56 0.3
  Different state 1,592 8.4   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 197 1.0   Other ancestries 2,050 10.1
 
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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