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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: La Salle 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 5,866 100.0
      enrolled in school 1,545 100.0   Native 5,633 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 70 4.5       Born in United States 5,597 95.4
Kindergarten 110 7.1           State of residence 4,763 81.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 786 50.9           Different state 834 14.2
High school (grades 9-12) 422 27.3       Born outside United States 36 0.6
College or graduate school 157 10.2   Foreign born 233 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 65 1.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 103 1.8
  Population 25 years and over 3,602 100.0       Not a citizen 130 2.2
Less than 9th grade 1,107 30.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 690 19.2   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 927 25.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 233 100.0
Some college, no degree 575 16.0   Europe 15 6.4
Associate degree 71 2.0   Asia 33 14.2
Bachelor's degree 197 5.5   Africa 1 0.4
Graduate or professional degree 35 1.0   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 178 76.4
Percent high school graduate or higher 50.1 (X)   Northern America 6 2.6
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 6.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 5,437 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 4,476 100.0   English only 1,620 29.8
Never married 1,078 24.1   Language other than English 3,817 70.2
Now married, except separated 2,615 58.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,537 28.3
Separated 104 2.3   Spanish 3,731 68.6
Widowed 367 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,498 27.6
 Female 291 6.5   Other Indo-European languages 34 0.6
Divorced 312 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2 0.0
 Female 114 2.5   Asian and Pacific Island languages 52 1.0
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 37 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 5,866 100.0
           under 18 years 218 100.0     Total ancestries reported 4,316 73.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 148 67.9   Arab 1 0.0
        Czech¹ 16 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 0 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 4,156 100.0   Dutch 13 0.2
Civilian veterans 323 7.8   English 183 3.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 6 0.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 0 0.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 221 3.8
     Population 5 to 20 years 1,436 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 89 6.2   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 2,680 100.0   Irish¹ 92 1.6
With a disability 768 28.7   Italian 10 0.2
 Percent employed 43.8 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 1,912 71.3   Norwegian 14 0.2
 Percent employed 66.3 (X)   Polish 11 0.2
     Population 65 years and over 718 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 442 61.6   Russian 0 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 31 0.5
        Scottish 0 0.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 5,437 100.0   Subsaharan African 8 0.1
Same house in 1995 3,809 70.1   Swedish 0 0.0
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 1,609 29.6   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 847 15.6   Ukrainian 0 0.0
 Different county 762 14.0   United States or American 190 3.2
  Same state 651 12.0   Welsh 0 0.0
  Different state 111 2.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 19 0.3   Other ancestries 3,520 60.0
 
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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