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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Portage 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 67,182 100.0
      enrolled in school 21,761 100.0   Native 65,724 97.8
Nursery school, preschool 955 4.4       Born in United States 65,492 97.5
Kindergarten 939 4.3           State of residence 53,824 80.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 7,367 33.9           Different state 11,668 17.4
High school (grades 9-12) 3,974 18.3       Born outside United States 232 0.3
College or graduate school 8,526 39.2   Foreign born 1,458 2.2
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 689 1.0
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 624 0.9
  Population 25 years and over 40,143 100.0       Not a citizen 834 1.2
Less than 9th grade 2,420 6.0        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,019 7.5   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 14,952 37.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,458 100.0
Some college, no degree 7,572 18.9   Europe 315 21.6
Associate degree 2,802 7.0   Asia 803 55.1
Bachelor's degree 6,468 16.1   Africa 7 0.5
Graduate or professional degree 2,910 7.2   Oceania 16 1.1
        Latin America 241 16.5
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.5 (X)   Northern America 76 5.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.4 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 63,250 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 54,141 100.0   English only 59,193 93.6
Never married 16,842 31.1   Language other than English 4,057 6.4
Now married, except separated 29,993 55.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,650 2.6
Separated 451 0.8   Spanish 1,062 1.7
Widowed 2,906 5.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 393 0.6
 Female 2,405 4.4   Other Indo-European languages 1,878 3.0
Divorced 3,949 7.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 617 1.0
 Female 2,156 4.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,091 1.7
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 640 1.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 67,182 100.0
           under 18 years 349 100.0     Total ancestries reported 82,630 123.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 111 31.8   Arab 82 0.1
        Czech¹ 1,067 1.6
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 827 1.2
          Civilian population 18 years and over 51,057 100.0   Dutch 1,081 1.6
Civilian veterans 5,841 11.4   English 4,614 6.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,087 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 643 1.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 26,594 39.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 17,296 100.0   Greek 115 0.2
With a disability 1,128 6.5   Hungarian 175 0.3
     Population 21 to 64 years 38,436 100.0   Irish¹ 6,172 9.2
With a disability 4,424 11.5   Italian 1,532 2.3
 Percent employed 62.3 (X)   Lithuanian 150 0.2
No disability 34,012 88.5   Norwegian 4,700 7.0
 Percent employed 82.6 (X)   Polish 22,239 33.1
     Population 65 years and over 7,049 100.0   Portuguese 20 0.0
With a disability 2,542 36.1   Russian 215 0.3
        Scotch-Irish 298 0.4
        Scottish 610 0.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 74 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 63,250 100.0   Subsaharan African 39 0.1
Same house in 1995 35,506 56.1   Swedish 1,586 2.4
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 27,314 43.2   Swiss 466 0.7
 Same county 13,668 21.6   Ukrainian 30 0.0
 Different county 13,646 21.6   United States or American 1,711 2.5
  Same state 10,276 16.2   Welsh 300 0.4
  Different state 3,370 5.3   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 4 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 430 0.7   Other ancestries 5,199 7.7
 
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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