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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Newton 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 15,072 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,518 100.0   Native 14,940 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 221 6.3       Born in United States 14,899 98.9
Kindergarten 160 4.5           State of residence 11,718 77.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,847 52.5           Different state 3,181 21.1
High school (grades 9-12) 1,076 30.6       Born outside United States 41 0.3
College or graduate school 214 6.1   Foreign born 132 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 38 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 64 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 9,738 100.0       Not a citizen 68 0.5
Less than 9th grade 1,010 10.4        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,035 20.9   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 4,426 45.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 132 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,468 15.1   Europe 18 13.6
Associate degree 262 2.7   Asia 32 24.2
Bachelor's degree 363 3.7   Africa 5 3.8
Graduate or professional degree 174 1.8   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 72 54.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 68.7 (X)   Northern America 5 3.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 5.5 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 14,089 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 11,891 100.0   English only 13,578 96.4
Never married 2,316 19.5   Language other than English 511 3.6
Now married, except separated 7,147 60.1           Speak English less than '"very well"' 149 1.1
Separated 279 2.3   Spanish 364 2.6
Widowed 908 7.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 105 0.7
 Female 732 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 122 0.9
Divorced 1,241 10.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 19 0.1
 Female 600 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 25 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 25 0.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 15,072 100.0
           under 18 years 401 100.0     Total ancestries reported 11,910 79.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 274 68.3   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 36 0.2
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 29 0.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 11,119 100.0   Dutch 157 1.0
Civilian veterans 1,441 13.0   English 912 6.1
        French (except Basque)¹ 719 4.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 202 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 674 4.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 3,562 100.0   Greek 0 0.0
With a disability 304 8.5   Hungarian 0 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 7,874 100.0   Irish¹ 1,162 7.7
With a disability 2,001 25.4   Italian 105 0.7
 Percent employed 41.0 (X)   Lithuanian 48 0.3
No disability 5,873 74.6   Norwegian 18 0.1
 Percent employed 65.5 (X)   Polish 55 0.4
     Population 65 years and over 2,067 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,208 58.4   Russian 6 0.0
        Scotch-Irish 200 1.3
        Scottish 132 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 14,089 100.0   Subsaharan African 50 0.3
Same house in 1995 9,467 67.2   Swedish 36 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,476 31.8   Swiss 0 0.0
 Same county 1,889 13.4   Ukrainian 6 0.0
 Different county 2,587 18.4   United States or American 3,330 22.1
  Same state 2,203 15.6   Welsh 13 0.1
  Different state 384 2.7   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 20 0.1
Elsewhere in 1995 146 1.0   Other ancestries 4,000 26.5
 
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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