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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Midland 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 116,009 100.0
      enrolled in school 34,805 100.0   Native 107,222 92.4
Nursery school, preschool 2,067 5.9       Born in United States 106,542 91.8
Kindergarten 1,785 5.1           State of residence 81,406 70.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 16,847 48.4           Different state 25,136 21.7
High school (grades 9-12) 8,282 23.8       Born outside United States 680 0.6
College or graduate school 5,824 16.7   Foreign born 8,787 7.6
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 2,435 2.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 3,514 3.0
  Population 25 years and over 71,008 100.0       Not a citizen 5,273 4.5
Less than 9th grade 6,551 9.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,224 11.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16,295 22.9     Total (excluding born at sea) 8,787 100.0
Some college, no degree 17,964 25.3   Europe 396 4.5
Associate degree 4,348 6.1   Asia 929 10.6
Bachelor's degree 13,076 18.4   Africa 58 0.7
Graduate or professional degree 4,550 6.4   Oceania 24 0.3
        Latin America 7,234 82.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.2 (X)   Northern America 146 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.8 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 107,417 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 87,251 100.0   English only 79,716 74.2
Never married 18,654 21.4   Language other than English 27,701 25.8
Now married, except separated 52,661 60.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 10,136 9.4
Separated 1,795 2.1   Spanish 26,018 24.2
Widowed 5,274 6.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,617 9.0
 Female 4,399 5.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,153 1.1
Divorced 8,867 10.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 326 0.3
 Female 5,413 6.2   Asian and Pacific Island languages 453 0.4
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 182 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 116,009 100.0
           under 18 years 2,527 100.0     Total ancestries reported 102,984 88.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,451 57.4   Arab 191 0.2
        Czech¹ 400 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 361 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 80,926 100.0   Dutch 1,397 1.2
Civilian veterans 9,629 11.9   English 10,054 8.7
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,474 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 337 0.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 11,866 10.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 31,377 100.0   Greek 69 0.1
With a disability 2,004 6.4   Hungarian 109 0.1
     Population 21 to 64 years 62,032 100.0   Irish¹ 9,074 7.8
With a disability 10,437 16.8   Italian 1,646 1.4
 Percent employed 57.5 (X)   Lithuanian 71 0.1
No disability 51,595 83.2   Norwegian 717 0.6
 Percent employed 76.7 (X)   Polish 686 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 12,750 100.0   Portuguese 8 0.0
With a disability 5,018 39.4   Russian 153 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 2,160 1.9
        Scottish 2,091 1.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 14 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 107,417 100.0   Subsaharan African 319 0.3
Same house in 1995 58,009 54.0   Swedish 634 0.5
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 47,913 44.6   Swiss 129 0.1
 Same county 27,483 25.6   Ukrainian 102 0.1
 Different county 20,430 19.0   United States or American 10,217 8.8
  Same state 14,752 13.7   Welsh 623 0.5
  Different state 5,678 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 214 0.2
Elsewhere in 1995 1,495 1.4   Other ancestries 46,868 40.4
 
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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