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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 17,808 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,890 100.0   Native 17,761 99.7
Nursery school, preschool 166 4.3       Born in United States 17,708 99.4
Kindergarten 215 5.5           State of residence 14,264 80.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,073 53.3           Different state 3,444 19.3
High school (grades 9-12) 1,057 27.2       Born outside United States 53 0.3
College or graduate school 379 9.7   Foreign born 47 0.3
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 6 0.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 31 0.2
  Population 25 years and over 11,632 100.0       Not a citizen 16 0.1
Less than 9th grade 2,549 21.9        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,535 21.8   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,134 35.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 47 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,346 11.6   Europe 17 36.2
Associate degree 399 3.4   Asia 10 21.3
Bachelor's degree 428 3.7   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 241 2.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 3 6.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 56.3 (X)   Northern America 17 36.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 5.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 16,608 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 14,010 100.0   English only 16,406 98.8
Never married 2,349 16.8   Language other than English 202 1.2
Now married, except separated 9,068 64.7           Speak English less than '"very well"' 52 0.3
Separated 187 1.3   Spanish 113 0.7
Widowed 916 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 38 0.2
 Female 778 5.6   Other Indo-European languages 64 0.4
Divorced 1,490 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1 0.0
 Female 721 5.1   Asian and Pacific Island languages 15 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 3 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 17,808 100.0
           under 18 years 365 100.0     Total ancestries reported 12,254 68.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 204 55.9   Arab 12 0.1
        Czech¹ 7 0.0
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 5 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 13,190 100.0   Dutch 247 1.4
Civilian veterans 1,370 10.4   English 1,169 6.6
        French (except Basque)¹ 215 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 52 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 1,052 5.9
     Population 5 to 20 years 4,073 100.0   Greek 12 0.1
With a disability 406 10.0   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 10,544 100.0   Irish¹ 1,486 8.3
With a disability 3,036 28.8   Italian 112 0.6
 Percent employed 44.1 (X)   Lithuanian 4 0.0
No disability 7,508 71.2   Norwegian 15 0.1
 Percent employed 72.3 (X)   Polish 51 0.3
     Population 65 years and over 1,862 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,083 58.2   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 245 1.4
        Scottish 181 1.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 3 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 16,608 100.0   Subsaharan African 11 0.1
Same house in 1995 10,332 62.2   Swedish 18 0.1
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 6,260 37.7   Swiss 11 0.1
 Same county 2,953 17.8   Ukrainian 13 0.1
 Different county 3,307 19.9   United States or American 5,945 33.4
  Same state 2,395 14.4   Welsh 66 0.4
  Different state 912 5.5   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 10 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 16 0.1   Other ancestries 1,312 7.4
 
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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